Shortlisted for the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2018
Nina Ivanovna’s world is in turmoil. Her only hope is to travel to St Petersburg, to escape the past and find a future.
Stefan Kolodin is a medical student – young and idealistic, he wants change for Russia and its people.
Amidst the chaos of a city in revolt, their lives collide. And a stormy relationship develops . . . full of passion and politics.
But soon Nina is drawn in to the glamorous, lavish lives of the Russian royal family – where she begins to fall under the spell of their mysterious monk, Grigory Rasputin. The ruby-studded dagger he carries – beautiful and deadly – could save her and Stefan from a cursed life
. . . or condemn them to it.
‘An outstanding writer – simply superb’ Independent
- Corgi Childrens
- Published 10th August 2017
- 400 Pages
- 129mm x 198mm x 24mm