"An intimate, enthralling and oh-so readable slice of historical fiction set within one of the key moments of the 20th century."
A richly evocative and gloriously compelling historical novel set between 1916-1919 and the collapse of Tsarist Russia during the revolution. This follows The Witches of St. Petersburg where Princesses Anastasia and Militza from Montenegro introduced Rasputin to the Imperial court of Nicholas II. Here the story concentrates on Militza and her daughter Nadezhda as their world shatters. Author Imogen Edwards-Jones sends the story weaving around actual events and figures which immediately creates a feeling of familiarity within the wider field of history. The inclusion of a deep ancestral magic that follows the family was fascinating. It was easy to fall into pages and believe in the dark swirls of the occult that swam around the key characters. The sense of place is immense, the buildings and streets of Petrograd were built in my minds eye as I marched through them. The gulf between the classes, the horror of war, the balance of power, the intimacy of family, the slide into revolution, all are handled with thoughtful attention. The story sings, and at times roars as it races towards its conclusion. The Witch’s Daughter is a vivid and fiercely dramatic exploration of a family during the wider events of a country torn apart by revolution and civil war.
|Primary Genre||Historical Fiction|