The Witches of St. Petersburg by Imogen Edwards-Jones audiobook

The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel

By Imogen Edwards-Jones
Read by Kathleen Gati

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062848512

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982610876

  • ISBN: 9781982610869

  • ISBN: 9781982610883

Runtime: 14.99 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Inspired by real characters, this transporting historical fiction debut spins the fascinating story of two princesses in the Romanov court who practiced black magic, befriended the Tsarina, and invited Rasputin into their lives—forever changing the course of Russian history.

As daughters of the impoverished King of Montenegro, Militza and Stana must fulfill their duty to their father and leave their beloved home for St. Petersburg to be married into senior positions in the Romanov court. For their new alliances to the Russian nobility will help secure the future of the sisters’ native country. Immediately, Militza and Stana feel like outcasts as the aristocracy shuns them for their provincial ways and for dabbling in the occult. Undeterred, the sisters become resolved to make their mark by falling in with the lonely, depressed Tsarina Alexandra, who—as an Anglo-German—is also an outsider and is not fully accepted by members of the court. After numerous failed attempts to precipitate the birth of a son and heir, the Tsarina is desperate and decides to place her faith in the sisters’ expertise with black magic.

Promising the Tsarina that they will be able to secure an heir for the Russian dynasty, Militza and Stana hold séances and experiment with rituals and spells. Gurus, clairvoyants, holy fools, and charlatans all try their luck. The closer they become to the Tsarina and the royal family, the more their status—and power—is elevated. But when the sisters invoke a spiritual shaman, who goes by the name of Rasputin, the die is cast. For they have not only irrevocably sealed their own fates—but also that of Russia itself.

Brimming with black magic, sex and intrigue, The Witches of St. Petersburg is an exquisite historical fiction debut novel filled with lush historical details from the Romanov era.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“You will immediately be drawn into this true-life tale of two little known Montenegrin princesses who ruled Russian society.” Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling author
“Readers fascinated with the Romanovs and this tumultuous period in Russian history will be enthralled by this deliciously dark and memorable novel.” Publishers Weekly
“A compelling read brimming with lush historical detail.” Booklist
“Court intrigue, mysterious black magic, and tense political drama keep the pages turning and the thrills coming. Sure to delight history buffs and dark fantasy lovers alike.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Imogen Edwards-Jones

Author Bio: Imogen Edwards-Jones

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English