The first tie-in novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor has been announced.

David Solomons will pen ‘The Secret of Vault 13‘ for release in November. It sees the brand new Thirteenth Doctor and her yet-to-debut companions uncover a secret at the heart of the Galactic Seed Vault.

The novel clocks in at 250 pages with a 7+ age rating hinting at a more child-friendly shift for the upcoming series. It will prove to be the debut for Jodie whittaker’s version of the Doctor and the first time a female incarnation of the title character has ever been realised in fiction.

Solomons work includes the 2014 novel ‘Not Another Happy Ending‘ which was adapted into a film starring former Who-alum Karen Gillan as the lead. Among his children’s novels are titles like ‘My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord‘ and ‘My Evil Twin is a Supervillain‘. So it’s fair to say he’s got form when it comes to a kid-friendly Doctor Who novel.

Check out the synopsis below, courtesy of Penguin Random House:

Written by best-selling children’s author David Solomons!

The Doctor has never faced a challenge quite like this . . .

In the coldest spot in the universe is the Galactic Seed Vault. For generations it has existed to store and preserve examples of plant seeds from across the galaxy, ensuring that in the event of planetary catastrophe, the seeds will survive.

And at its heart lies a secret. Vault 13.

Unopened for millions of years, no one is sure what it contains. There are rumours of a great treasure, and a terrible weapon.

Now the Doctor and her companions are in a race with an ancient order known as the Gardeners of Tellus to unlock the vault. Whoever gains access first will discover the horrifying secret of the Genesis Seed.

Perfect for younger readers, this will be a must-have for fans, and a perfect introduction to Doctor Who, and the brilliant new series airing in autumn 2018.

‘The Secret of Vault 13’ will be out in November. Your obedient Blogtor Who team will bring you a review as soon as we can.