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The Witches of St. Petersburg

(2018)
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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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"With precision and razor-sharp accuracy ... A brilliant take on the historical novel." - Candace Bushnell

"Richly imagined ... A rip-roaring read." - Daisy Goodwin

"Sumptuous, sexy and haunting. I adored this novel." - Santa Montefiore


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October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 1-78854-402-1 / 978-1-78854-402-3 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 0-06-284851-8 / 978-0-06-284851-2 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 1-78854-403-X / 978-1-78854-403-0 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 1-982610-86-7 / 978-1-982610-86-9
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January 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 1-982610-87-5 / 978-1-982610-87-6
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January 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
ISBN: 1-982610-88-3 / 978-1-982610-88-3
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg: A Novel
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
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October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Witches of St. Petersburg
Author(s): Imogen Edwards-Jones
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