Dreams of Empire
 

No. 14 of 76 in the BBC Past Doctor books series
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By:Justin Richards
Doctor:  2nd
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Edition: 1st
When:  August 1998
ISBN:0-563-40598-8
Format: paperback
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The history books were clear: the once-proud Haddron Empire, fatally weakened by civil war, was finally brought to its knees by a catastrophic explosion. But, then again, history books can lie...

Landing in what seems to be a medieval castle, the Doctor and his friends discover that the final act of a drama that has torn apart a stellar empire is being played out around them.

Who is the man behind the mask, and how are his chess games linked to life and death in his fortress prison? What is the secret of the suits of armour which line the banqueting hall? Who is on the battle cruiser that is getting closer all the time, and what will they want when they finally arrive?

The pieces are all in place, and the TARDIS crew soon find themselves under siege. With both deadly robot troops and human traitors to defeat, it seems the future of the entire empire hangs in the balance...

Featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria, this adventure is set between the TV stories THE ICE WARRIORS and THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD.

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Edition: 2nd
When:  March 2013
ISBN:978-1-84990-524-4
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Note:  One of a batch of eleven "50th anniversary reprints" being released simultaneously, one for each Doctor. The others are: Ten Little Aliens (1st Doctor), Last of the Gaderene (3rd), Festival of Death (4th), Fear of the Dark (5th), Players (6th), Remembrance of the Daleks (7th), EarthWorld (8th), Only Human (9th), Beautiful Chaos (10th) and The Silent Stars Go By (11th).

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On a barren asteroid, the once-mighty Haddron Empire is on the brink of collapse, torn apart by civil war. The one man who might have saved it languishes in prison, his enemies planning his death and his friends plotting his escape. The Second Doctor arrives as the last act of this deadly drama is being played out — and with both terrifying killers and cunning traitors to defeat, the future hangs in the balance.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection.
Eleven classic adventures.
Eleven brilliant writers. One incredible Doctor.



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