The fine folk at Candy Jar Books are back with more Lethbridge-Stewart goodness! So much goodness in fact that we have the third free Lethbridge-Stewart story of the year and it’s called ‘The Two Brigadiers’. As if one Brigadier wasn’t already great!
It’s 2001 and Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart is feeling restless, his mind still on his recent adventure with the Doctor and Morgaine. But then there is a knock at the door and a familiar face asks for his help in finding an old friend who has gone missing!
This free story will be sent out to all those that purchased this month’s release, ‘The Daughters of Earth’ written by Sarah Groenewegen. This includes anyone who purchased the bundles or subscriptions with this title.
To make this short story even better it comes with a mini-short written by none other than Andy Frankham-Allen. This extra story is called ‘When Times Change…’ and will have remarks from The Brigadier himself on the announcement of Jodie Whittaker. This is sure to be an exciting extra morsel of fun.
The Two Brigadiers is written by the South Wales Short Story Competition of 2015 runner up, Jonathan Macho. Macho’s fist encountered Candy Jar Books was at their 2014 Book Festival.
Andy Frankham-Allen, the Range Editor on Macho’s introduction to Candy Jar Books. “I was doing a talk on how to write the perfect short story. Jonathan was in the audience, one of those who stood out, with a very obvious interest in Doctor Who. When I saw his submissions for the short story competition, I paid particular note. Indeed, I was the one who put both his stories forward for the final short list. In the event, only one was picked as a runner up. There was an interesting humour to his stories, which were technically very good too. So, from that point, I knew it was only a matter of time before I asked him to submit an idea to Lethbridge-Stewart.”
Macho on his entry. “After running-up in the South Wales Short Story Competition, I was just excited to have a publication under my belt. I had no idea it would lead to such an incredible opportunity until Andy asked if I would like to work on a story for the range. Needless to say, he didn’t have to ask twice!”
Frankham-Allen add’s “I first needed to find out how wide his Who knowledge was, as often a lot of the younger fans are less familiar with the series pre-2005. Fortunately, he was one of those uber fans that knew everything, and so I asked him to pitch an idea set sometime after the 1989 television serial, Battlefield (which takes place in the late 1990s).”
Macho goes on to say “The fact that my story is set during one of my favourite eras of Who is the icing on the proverbial cake! Just as I was trying to stay as true to his character as possible, the Brig here is trying to find his feet in a life he was meant to have left behind. Said life just so happens to involve clandestine reunions, strange happenings and infamous monsters of course. Who would want anything else?”
Night of the Intelligence is available to buy now, for £8.99 (+ p&p). You can buy it individually or as part of the discounted ‘series four’ UK bundle for only £26.25 (including postage), saving £9.72, or an international bundle for only £45.00 (including postage), saving £5.97.