The Stolen Empire series is a decedent look at two of Russia’s most scandalous queens, Catherine the Great and Empress Elizabeth. Beginning with young Sophie, the girl who would become Catherine, and her humble origins and culminating with her coronation, this series offers a fanciful glimpse inside the life of the dynamic, strong young woman who won the hand of a king, the heart of a nation, and, ultimately, sacrificed her own innocence on the throne of an empire. The trials and tribulations of court life left their scars on young Sophie—the girl who would be Catherine, but she faced down every obstacle with the courage and grace of a queen.
But before Catherine was great, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, was born to claim the throne of Russia. Passed over time and again, she fought a corrupt council, distant and unhinged relatives, and even her own heart to seize the throne that should always have been hers. Surviving personal tragedies, unimaginable losses, and political sabotage, Elizabeth rose up and fought to be the first woman to lead the Romanov Empire—but also laid the groundwork for its eventual destruction.
Don’t miss this scandalous series about the women who rose up to rule in infamy, and in doing so, changed the fate of Russia forever.