On the Back Cover:
In 1856, a boy discovers
he can speak with the voices of the dead. He grows up
to become one of England's most celebrated spiritualists.
In 1863 the British Empire
is effectively without a leader. Queen Victoria is inconsolable
with grief following the death of her beloved husband,
Prince Albert. The monarch's last hope is a secret seance.
The Doctor and Nyssa are
also coming to terms with loss following the death of
Adric and Tegan's sudden departure. Trying to visit
the Great Exhibition of 1851, the time travellers are
shocked when a ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning
them to the Other Side.
What is hidden in a drowned
valley guarded by the British Army? Is there life after
death and can it be reached by those still alive? And
why is The Doctor so terrified of facing his own ghosts?