Reviews

  • "A thrilling tale of political action and love . . . Breslin evokes compassion for the hapless Imperial family, without losing sense of the crisis facing Russia’s people, and seamlessly inserts her characters into the events leading to the rise of the Bolsheviks"

    Financial Times
  • "Theresa Breslin gives a gripping account of Nina’s life in St Petersburg amongst the growing unrest of The Russian Revolution, seamlessly blending historical events and traditional folk tales with a dramatic plot. This meticulously researched book is a must-read for historical fiction fans and a great way to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution."

    Scottish Book Trust (Children's Book of the Month)
  • "Breslin's young adult book takes on some big themes from Russian history and makes them accessible to all."

    Irish Independent
  • "Rich with historical detail this fascinating and epic tale will sweep you away whilst reminding us of the chaos and turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Riveting."

    South Wales Evening Post
  • "There will no doubt be many more novels about the [Russian] revolution this year and this will be at the forefront."

    Books for Keeps