Doctor Who: Empire of Death




      Doctor Who: Empire of Death
In 1855, a boy discovers he can speak with the voices of the dead He grows up to become one of England s most celebrated spiritualists In 1863 the British Empire is effectively without a leader Queen Victoria is inconsolable with grief following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert The monarch s last hope is a secret seance The Doctor and Nyssa are also coming to terms with loss following the death of Adric and Tegan s sudden departure Trying to visit the Great Exhibition of 1851, the time travelers are shocked when Adric s ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning them to the Other Side What is hidden in a drowned village guarded by the British Army Is there life after death and can it be reached by those still alive And why is the Doctor so terrified of facing his own ghosts Read Doctor Who: Empire of Death – bluevapours.co.uk

David James Bishop is a New Zealand screenwriter and author He was a UK comics editor during the 1990s, running such titles as the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD, the latter between 1996 and the summer of 2000.He has since become a prolific author and received his first drama scriptwriting credit when BBC Radio 4 broadcast his radio play Island Blue Ronald in June 2006 In 2007, he won the PAGE International Screenwriting Award in the short film category for his script Danny s Toys, and was a finalist in the 2009 PAGE Awards with his script The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies.In 2008, he appeared on 23 May edition of the BBC One quiz show The Weakest Link, beating eight other contestants to winthan 1500 in prize money.In 2010, Bishop received his first TV drama credit on the BBC medical drama series Doctors, writing an episode called A Pill For Every Ill, broadcast on 10 February.


      Doctor Who: Empire of Death
 By David Bishop IBN : 0563486120 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Doctor Who: Empire of Death
  • David Bishop
  • English
  • 22 May 2018
  • 0563486120

10 thoughts on “ Doctor Who: Empire of Death

  1. Ken says:

    I would have read this Fifth Doctor story around the time that Ten had met Queen Victoria on screen, I personally dont mind the book and show having slight differences and this novel definitely had vibes of that season.The alien threat themselves are very reminiscent of Army of Ghosts as visions of loved ones appear from a dimensional rift.Though this novel deals withadult themes that the series wouldnt be able to touch.I liked that we just see Nyssa aboard the TARDIS, that small gap I would have read this Fifth Doctor story around the time that Ten had met Queen Victoria on screen, I personally don t mind the book and show having slight differences and this novel definitely had vibes of that season.The alien threat themselves are very reminiscent of Army of Ghosts as visions of loved ones appear from a dimensional rift.Though this novel deals withadult themes that the series wouldn t be able to touch.I liked that we just see Nyssa aboard the TARDIS, that small gap between st...

  2. Daniel Kukwa says:

    Considering the mixed reviews I ve read in the past, I enjoyed Empire of Death very much I m a sucker for luxurious Victoriana, and combined with excellent characterizations of the 5th Doctor Nyssa, this novel pulled me in very quickly I actually wasn t sure until the last minute about the veracity of the after life , and I applaud the novel for holding its final revelations right upt until the very last moment I also enjoyed the cathartic follow up to the televised events of Considering the mixed reviews I ve read in the past, I enjoyed Empire of Death very much I m a sucker for luxurious Victoriana, and combined with excellent characteriz...

  3. Michael Battaglia says:

    Recently the name David Bishop on the cover has not inspired a whole lot of confidence While his first Who novel Who Killed Kennedy was justifiably a novel take on the premise, his two novels for the BBC line Amorality Tale and The Domino Effect came very close to having their passports stamped for a one way ticket to a country called Awful So to have a third attempt all fairly close together, either the man was a machine or they just started releasing several years worth of Recently the name David Bishop on the cover has not inspired a whole lot of confidence While his first Who novel Who Killed Kennedy was justifiably a novel take on the premise, his two novels for the BBC line Amorality Tale and The Domino Effect came very close to having their passports stamped for a one way ticket to a country called Awful So to have a third attempt all fairly close together, either the man was a machine or they just started releasing several years worth of submissions at once was call for some trepidation Would he be able to continue the trend and give us a potential threepeat or somehow reverse the decline and maybe paradoxically pull off a masterpiece Well, we don t get ...

  4. Christopher Buchanan says:

    I very much enjoyed this book and that s saying something as I am not really a big fan of the Celery Era of Doctor Who I loved the well researched Victorian setting Bishop took the time to add some real world detail to the story and it s always nice in these books to see someone take the time The result was a very believable setting The story was very interesting I enjoyed the ambiguous menace of the baddies in this one They are never named or fully explained and I kind of like the notion I very much enjoyed this book and that s saying something as I am not really a big fan of the Celery Era of Doctor Who I loved the well researched Victorian setting Bishop took the time to add some real world detail to the story and it s always nice in these books to see someone take the time The result was a very believable setting The story was very interesting I enjoyed the ambiguous menace of the baddies in this one They are never named or fully explained and I kind of like the not...

  5. David Layton says:

    David Bishop in Empire Of Death attempts to capture the spirit of Victorian England Some of the common social practices of the day, such as sceances, charlatan mentalists, mills, and the attempt to conquer every available piece of land including Heaven itself, gets mixed in somehow or another The Davison doctor here is typical of the TV series patient, cautious, observant He sizes up the options before springing into action in a last minute desperat...

  6. Sarah says:

    The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa travel to the Late Victorian England where they encounter a dimensional rift where the inhabitants are using the current beliefs in spiritualism as cover for invasion Yep, reminded me of the Gelf episode from the first series of New Who However, this was not written quite so well I read this as part of a podcast I listen to The Doctor Who Book Club, and I am kind of glad that I did, as I would definitely not have read or finished it on my own The author handles The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa travel to the Late Victorian England where they encounter a dimensional rift where the inhabitants are using the curren...

  7. Iain says:

    Rated as a Doctor Who tie in novel It s not Hemmingway, but Bishop does a fine job with this novel Successful Doctor Who novels fall into one of two categories in my experience those that have fantastic portrayals of the Doctor et al and those that are simply well written novelettes This title falls soundly in the latter category Like most of the genera, the story starts to wear thin late in the book, but the wheels stay on in this case and things wrap up nicely If you like Doctor Who I d Rated as a Doctor Who tie in novel It s not Hemmingway, but Bishop does a fine job with this novel Successful Doctor Who novels fall into one of two categories in my experience those that have fantastic portrayals of the Doctor et al and those that are simply well written novelettes This title falls soundly in the latter category Like most of the genera, the story starts to wear thin late in the book, but the w...

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