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Empress of the Night - A Novel of Catherine the Great

Eva Stachniak

Perfect for readers of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak's engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world's greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant #1 international bestseller, The Winter Palace brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak's enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. From the fevered depths of her mind, Catherine recalls the fateful trajectory of her turbulent life: her precarious apprenticeship as Russia's Grand Duchess, the usurpers who seek to deprive her of a crown, the friends who beg more of her than she was willing to give, and her struggle to know whom to trust and whom to deceive to ensure her survival. "We quarrel about power, not about love," Catherine would write to the great love of her life, Grigory Potemkin, but her days were balanced on the razor's edge of choosing her head over her heart. Power, she learns, is about resolve, strategy, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond—to grow the Romanov empire, to amass a vast fortune, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history's greatest rulers. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Empress of the Night is an intensely intimate novel of a woman in charge of her fortunes, who must navigate the sorrows, triumphs, and hopes of both her soul and a nation. Praise for Empress of the Night "[Eva] Stachni

Perfect for readers of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak's engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world's greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant #1 international bestseller, The Winter Palace brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak's enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. From the fevered depths of her mind, Catherine recalls the fateful trajectory of her turbulent life: her precarious apprenticeship as Russia's Grand Duchess, the usurpers who seek to deprive her of a crown, the friends who beg more of her than she was willing to give, and her struggle to know whom to trust and whom to deceive to ensure her survival. "We quarrel about power, not about love," Catherine would write to the great love of her life, Grigory Potemkin, but her days were balanced on the razor's edge of choosing her head over her heart. Power, she learns, is about resolve, strategy, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond—to grow the Romanov empire, to amass a vast fortune, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history's greatest rulers. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Empress of the Night is an intensely intimate novel of a woman in charge of her fortunes, who must navigate the sorrows, triumphs, and hopes of both her soul and a nation. Praise for Empress of the Night "[Eva] Stachni
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Perfect for readers of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak's engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world's greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant #1 international bestseller, The Winter Palace brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak's enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. From the fevered depths of her mind, Catherine recalls the fateful trajectory of her turbulent life: her precarious apprenticeship as Russia's Grand Duchess, the usurpers who seek to deprive her of a crown, the friends who beg more of her than she was willing to give, and her struggle to know whom to trust and whom to deceive to ensure her survival. "We quarrel about power, not about love," Catherine would write to the great love of her life, Grigory Potemkin, but her days were balanced on the razor's edge of choosing her head over her heart. Power, she learns, is about resolve, strategy, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond—to grow the Romanov empire, to amass a vast fortune, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history's greatest rulers. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Empress of the Night is an intensely intimate novel of a woman in charge of her fortunes, who must navigate the sorrows, triumphs, and hopes of both her soul and a nation. Praise for Empress of the Night "[Eva] Stachni

Language:

English

Narrators:

Beata Pozniak

Length:

18h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:08


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:36


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:48


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:40


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:31


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:38


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:17


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:26


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:01


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:42


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:22


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:57


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:50


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:34


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:33


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:30


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:27


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:57


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:51


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:32


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:22


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:11


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:54


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:45


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:33


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:33


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:50


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:50


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:49


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:41


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:38


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:05


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:26


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:51


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:41


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:34


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:06


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:20


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:56


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:31


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:40


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:38


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:42


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:01


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:22


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:58


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:47


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:05


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:55


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:42


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:25


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

08:03


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:21


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:02


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

00:37