On the Back Cover:
The Doctor has been captured and put on trial by
his own people, accused of their greatest crime: interfering
with the affairs of other peoples and planets. He is
sentenced to exile on Earth. That much is history.
But now the truth can be told - The Doctor did not
go straight into exile. First the Time Lords have a task
for him. From the trenches of the Great War to the terrors
of the French Revolution, The Doctor finds himself on
a mission he does not want with a companion he does not
like, his life threatened at every turn.
Will The Doctor survive to serve his sentence? Or
will this adventure prove to be his Waterloo?