Magic and history collide in Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick, an extravagant and romantic saga that is a delight to read, from start to finish. Patrick (the pen name of YA author Jackson Pearce) masterfully captures the elegance and turmoil of this often-romanticized period in history, while giving it her own unique stamp.
Natalya knows a secret.
A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia’s Winter Palace.
It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics.
A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov.
Power, that, in the right hands, can save her way of life.
But it’s not in the right hands.
Tsarina is a deliciously rich story, with luxurious descriptions, delightful characters, and a plot packed with magic, adventure, and romance. Patrick has carefully researched this period in history, and her efforts shine throughout the novel — in details both big and small.
Patrick’s descriptions capture all the majesty of this world – Russia on the brink of war, the extravagance of the wealthy and the desperation of the poor, the romance between a young woman and the sickly Tsar-to-be, the legacy of Rasputin, and the magic of a nation.
Gripping from start to finish, Tsarina is a magical read that will sweep readers away to another world — a place and time in history that comes alive on every page of this book.
Tsarina is in stores tomorrow.