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on 1 October 2007
For many thousands of years SUTEKH had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian Pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world... The TARDIS lands on the site of UNIT headquarters in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle... against Egyptian Mummies, half-possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of SUTEKH!
Sarah is characterized especially well in this book, making the reader really empathize with her as she struggles to come to terms with concepts as bizarre as Egyptian mummies walking around and building a rocket, but the real surprise is the way the Doctor is handled. The televised story is well known for the moments where the Doctor's alienness are emphasized, but Dicks if anything goes further. There is a brief moment where Sarah realizes how little she actually knows about the Doctor