Brimming with black magic, sex and intrigue, a sumptuous historical novel set in nineteenth-century Russia.
Imogen Edwards-Jones studied Russian at Bristol University. Her first book The Taming of Eagles was about the first 100 days of the collapse of communism. A writer and journalist, she has travelled extensively within the old Soviet Union, studying in Kiev. She is the author of twenty books including the best-selling Babylon series. She is married with two children, lives in London, is a member of the London College of Psychic Studies and an honorary Cossack.
'Sumptuous, sexy and haunting. I adored this novel' Santa
'With precision and razor-sharp accuracy ... A brilliant take on the historical novel' Candace Bushell.
'Richly imagined ... A rip-roaring read' Daisy Goodwin.
'Sumptuous historical saga of intrigue and black magic in the time of Rasputin' i Newspaper.
'I couldn't put it down. If you're buying a book this winter, make sure it's this one' Claudia Winkleman.
'Historical fiction always works best when it's based on truth, and the big beating heart of this epic is the Russian Empire' Heat.
'The Russian Empire in its twilight days is the richly evoked setting for this intriguing tale of love and betrayal ... [Edwards-Jones] brings her shrewd eye for the less savoury aspects of elite circles to this tense and gripping novel' The Lady.
'This breathtaking historical tale vividly brings to life the collapse of the Russian Empire ... Bewitchingly written, with dramatic pace and scene-setting descriptions' Woman's Own.
'A rollicking read' Good Housekeeping.
'This heady historical tale whisks readers straight to the heart of the Romanov court' Irish Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year.
'This breathtaking historical tale brings to life the collapse of the Russian Empire, taking true events and casting them in a mystical light ... The intrigue of the Russian court really springs from the page in this bewitchingly written novel, with well-established characters and setting descriptions' Woman.