Paris, France, during the reign of the King Louis XIV: the Doctor dives into pitch-black terror when he discovers an ancient, near-immortal shadow entity wearing Cardinal Richelieu like a suit. With the help of sword-slinging opera singer Julie D'Aubigny, can the Doctor defeat the dark tendrils of the Cabinet Noir?
Then: remember the successful comic book based on internet rumors of the Doctor's life - the smash-hit 'TIME SURGEON'? Well, the Doctor does, and he's not happy with all the entertaining lies the writer and artist have made up about him! Will a trip through time show them the error of their ways... and possibly heal the rift that has sprung up between them?