Publish date: October 22nd 2012
Pages no: 529
Edition language: Deutsch
Series: Catherine (#1)
I was going to give this book three stars 2/3 of the way through. But the ending, for me, was different and I just had to give it another star. This story of Catherine the Great's rise to power is told through the eyes of Varenka, a friend and spy for Catherine. This is a story of their friends...
This is the other historical fiction I was reading while I was reading Wolf Hall, and musing about my reactions to both. I would still say that Wolf Hall is a step above most historical fiction I've ever read, but this wasn't bad. It wasn't earth-shattering, either. But not bad. The Winter Palace i...
There were so many things that I loved and appreciated about this book. For one, I know nothing about Russian history, and this book didn't leave me in the dust. It made this part of Russian history interesting and accessible, and I didn't have to go researching all of the characters in order to k...
Inhaltsangabe Geheime Gänge, verdeckte Türen, dunkle Nischen: Als die Waise Warwara als Dienstmädchen in den Winterpalast kommt, lernt sie schnell, sich ihre Verschwiegenheit und ihren aufmerksamen Blick zunutze zu machen. Keine Intrige, die ihr entginge, kein Getuschel, das ihren Ohren verborgen ...
3.5 stars. The writing was decent but the protagonist was not well developed.