Twilight Imperium: The Necropolis Empire by Tim Pratt

The Necropolis Empire

A Twilight Imperium Novel

The Necropolis Empire

A Twilight Imperium Novel

By Tim Pratt

The key to controlling the galaxy is hidden on a distant planet, and interplanetary powers will do anything to unlock its secrets, in this epic space opera from the best-selling game, Twilight Imperium

Bianca Xing has spent a lifetime on a provincial planet, dreaming of travelling the stars. When her planet is annexed by the Barony of Letnev, Bianca finds herself being taken into custody, told that she’s special – the secret daughter of a brilliant scientist, hidden away on a remote planet for her own safety. But the truth about Bianca is stranger. There are secrets hidden in her genetic code that could have galaxy altering consequences. Driven by an incredible yearning and assisted by the fearsome Letnev Captain, Dampierre, Bianca must follow her destiny to the end, even if it leads to places that are best left forgotten.

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Intergalactic empires fall, but one faction will rise from the ashes to conquer the galaxy.

Once the mighty Lazax Empire ruled all the known galaxy from its capital planet of Mecatol Rex, before treachery and war erased the Lazax from history, plunging a thousand star systems into conflict and uncertainty.

Now the Great Races who span the galaxy look upon their former capital hungrily – the power and secrets of the Lazax await a new emperor…

To lay claim to the throne is a destiny sought by many, yet the shadows of the past serve as a grim warning to those who would follow in their footsteps.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Scott Schomburg Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 28, 2021
UK On Sale Date: January 20, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080760
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: August 3, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080777


Global On Sale: January 18, 2022
ISBN: 9781666190700

GraphicAudio Drama

Global On Sale: May 30, 2023
ISBN: 9781685089740

About the Author

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

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Interviews and Articles

“there’s chases, betrayals, punching, a planet full of death traps, ragtag crews, and found family.”

– Tim Pratt

“Cool aliens, weird planets, neat weapons, chases and betrayals and threats. They all come at the genre from different angles though. The Fractured Void is a found family / ragtag crew adventure; The Necropolis Empire is a lost heir story against a backdrop of ancient galactic danger; the third book will have a strong espionage element.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Tim Pratt, author of The Necropolis Empire


“Once again, Tim Pratt has delivered an energetic, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining slice of space opera, leavened with a quirky sense of humour and populated with a superb cast of well-rounded and memorable characters.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“Pratt is an accomplished writer with a smooth writing style and an ability to write genuinely nice, sweet-natured characters that are also interesting and possess hidden depths. That’s harder to do than he makes it look. I fell in love with dear Bianca and I particularly enjoyed the vivid worldbuilding of her home planet that sets up the action, before life takes a major left turn for her.”
Brainfluff Reviews

“The thing Tim does best is his injection of lore, that really enhances my gameplay”
Space Cat Peace Turtles Podcast

“the characters are solid, and the dialogue – especially Sev’s – is a lot of fun”

– Garik16’s SFF Reviews

“A fun sci-fi ride.”
The Worlds Between Pages

“I really struggled to put this book down and was awake until 3am two mornings running because I was just enjoying it so much.”
Big Geordie Geek

“Pratt’s worldbuilding fascinates, and the plot serves up action and big ideas in equally tasty helpings. This is definitely a series to watch.”
– Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

Twilight Imperium: The Necropolis Empire by Tim Pratt

Global Ebook On Sale: August 3, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: September 28, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: January 20, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: January 18, 2022 GraphicAudio Drama On Sale: May 30, 2023

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