Bloomsbury Publishing / Publication Date 8.7.2021 / 464 pages
'Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and Catherine I, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the world’s loveliest Princess and the envy of the Russian empire. Insulated by luxury and as a girl free from the burden of statecraft, Elizabeth is seemingly born to pursue her passions.
However, when Peter the Great dies without naming his successor: Russia is torn. Masks fall, friends become foes and Elizabeth’s idyllic world is upended. By her twenties she is penniless and powerless, living under constant threat. As times change like quicksand, Elizabeth must decide whether she is willing to take up her role as Russia’s ruler, which requires the greatest sacrifice of them all.'