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Doctor Who – The King’s Demons
Series: Doctor Who-
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 108
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companions: Vislor Turlough, Tegan Jovanka, Kamelion
Enemy: the Master
Setting: Earth, 3-4 March 1215
Author: Terence Dudley
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co
Publication: February 1986 (hardcover)
July 1986 (paperback)
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 153 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20227-9
Previous Story: Doctor Who - Enlightenment
Following Story: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial (DW): The King's Demons which was shown from 15th March 1983 and written by Terence Dudley
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured artwork by David McAllister. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).
  • At 153 pages, this adaptation of a two-episode story is 10 pages longer than the novelisation of The War Games, which adapted a 10-episode story.

Publisher's Cover Blurb

It is 4 March, 1215, and the TARDIS materialises in England during a jousting match held in the presence of King John.
But it soon becomes apparent to the Doctor that something is very seriously wrong. Why does John express no fear or surprise at the time-travellers' sudden appearance, and indeed welcomes them as the King's Demons?
And what is the true identity of Sir Giles, the King's Champion?
Very soon the Doctor finds himself involved in a fiendish plot to alter the course of world history by one of his oldest and deadliest enemies.


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Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

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Associated Images

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Publishing History (UK)

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First Publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback


International Editions

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External Sources


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