Empire of Death

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Empire of Death
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Author David Bishop
Series Doctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Fifth Doctor
Set in Period between
Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity
Publisher BBC Books
Publication date
March 2004
Pages 283
ISBN 0-563-48612-0
Preceded by Scream of the Shalka
Followed by The 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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