A city in flames.
A revolution raging.
A woman on the run.
Nadezhda has never wanted to be a witch.
But the occult is in her blood.
Her mother, Militza, conjured Rasputin and introduced him into the Romanov court, releasing the devil himself.
Now he is dead but Militza still dreams of him – he stalks her sleep and haunts her waking hours.
As Petrograd burns and the Russian Empire crumbles, Nadezhda escapes through the corpse-laden streets of the capital, concealing on her person a book of generational magic.
Magic she once described as foolishness.
But as danger grows ever closer, she may be forced to embrace her heritage to save what she loves most…
‘A spellbinding tale of love, lust, magic and betrayal in Imperial Russia…I couldn’t put it down’ – Santa Montefiore