Paul Darrow Writes Blake’s 7 Novel
Blake’s 7 actor Paul Darrow has written a Blake’s 7 novel for Big Finish, concentrating on the character he played in the show – Avon.
Many legends surround the aftermath of the collapse of The Federation, including the fate of Kerr
What happened to Avon after the death of Blake and the crew of the Scorpio? Paul Darrow’s vivid re-imagining picks up Avon’s story at the final moments of the final episode of Blake’s 7 and follows him on his fight for survival, this time with no crew and no ship to help him.
The adventure continues years later as Avon, now an old man, finds himself a key player in the game of power politics being played out on a grand scale by The Quartet – four ruthless leaders in an uneasy alliance, who govern the world in place of the Federation. Old enemies resurface and dangerous new ones appear as the time comes for old scores to finally be settled…
Lucifer is published as one in a range of Blake’s 7 novels from Big Finish Productions in a licence deal with B7 Media.
Paul Darrow returned to the role of Avon in Big Finish’s Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles, a series of dramatic readings, and full-cast audio drama Warship.
“It’s been an honour to continue the story of Kerr Avon in print,” says Darrow, “and I’ve greatly enjoyed the process of writing Lucifer. The book is now complete, and we’ll be heading into the recording studio in the Autumn to record the audiobook version, which will be released alongside the novel.”
Darrow previously wrote the novel Avon: A Terrible Aspect, which told the story of Avon’s early years before he met Blake. That was published in 1989.
Lucifer will be published in May 2013 and is available for pre-order now, price £14.99 in hardback, and £12.99 as an ebook. The audiobook of Lucifer is also available for pre-order for £25 on CD, and £20 on download.