Empire of Death

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Empire of Death
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AuthorDavid Bishop
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Fifth Doctor
Set inPeriod between
Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
March 2004
Preceded byScream of the Shalka 
Followed byThe Eleventh Tiger 

Empire of Death is a BBC Books original novel written by David Bishop and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.


In 1863, Queen Victoria is insensate with grief after losing her husband, Prince Albert. A secret seance is planned. Concurrently, The Doctor and Nyssa are dealing with the death of their good friend, Adric. They are surprised when they are seemingly visited by the ghost of their dead friend. Everything, plus the secrets of a guarded, drowned village come together.

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