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Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak

A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant #1 international bestseller, THE WINTER PALACE brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak’s enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time.