For me, it wasn’t a quick read – but that’s not to say it was boring. It was anything but. The story is a long one and deserves the time it takes to finish. It’s full of lovely period components that give you a sense of being in the midst of the Russian court. It really takes you on a wonderful journey and drops you right in the thick of things. You might not ever want to come home!
Giving life to historical figures isn’t something to be taken lightly and Eva Stachniak definitely gives Catherine the Great the respect she deserves. Watching her evolve is a wonderful thing. I didn’t have much previous knowledge about Russian history while reading this, but I’m definitely intrigued now. I can only hope that the next book I read will be as good as thing one.
Tomorrow I will be hosting Eva and will also have a giveaway! See you then 🙂