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