Book Review: ‘The Witches Of St. Petersburg’ By Imogen Edwards-Jones Is A Great Historical Novel

The story is a historical fiction look at the time of the Romanov court and how two sisters Militza and Stana influenced things and brought about a man from behind the grave who changed things for a lot of people. Two daughters of The King Of Montenegro are married off to two men in St. Petersburg that have senior positions in the Romanov court. They are shunned by the court it’s people because of where they are from.

But that all changes when the new Tsarina Alexandra comes into power and they become friends and confidants of hers. They have powers (some say they are witches) and are able to communicate with the dead and Alex is able to talk to her dead sister. When Alexandra keeps having girls she’s worried she will be divorced and left with nothing since she is needing a boy to keep the bloodline and the thrown. The sisters guarantee her she will have a boy and start to use their powers to try and make it happen.

When they bring about a sharman named Rasputin, they get more than they bargained for. He has powerful magic and is able to bring about things that don’t seem possible. Soon he’s almost considered a God and has too much power over everyone and over Russia. It will take everything the sisters have to try and destroy him before it’s too late.

This is a great look at the Romanov family/dynasty. I was not familiar with them or their story and found it a fascinating time to read about. This being a historical fiction story a lot of what you read is true and makes for a great read. Who doesn’t love royalty, gossip, backstabbing and magic!?

You can pick up the book in stores on Tuesday, January 22nd from Harper Paperback.

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