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11/10/2003 03:26:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

November 10, 2003  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Author David Bishop kindly supplied to the Outpost Gallifrey Forum's readers the revised version of the blurb for his forthcoming BBC Books novel Empire of Death (the one we featured a few days ago, taken from the distributors' publication, was an earlier draft.) The corrected version is as follows:

EMPIRE OF DEATH by David Bishop

In 1856, 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 travellers are shocked when a ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning them to the Other Side...

What is hidden in a drowned valley 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?