The Hollow Queen
(Stolen Empire #5)
by Sherry D. Ficklin
Pub Date 23 Sep 2019
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As a princess of the Romanov Empire, Elizabeth has enjoyed a life of luxury and privilege. But the sudden deaths of her parents leaves her unprotected—awash in the dangerous tide of her family’s political rivals.
When the supreme council crowns her half-nephew Peter II in her place, Elizabeth is left with no title, no power, and no allies. Now little more than a bastard in the eyes of the world, she is sent to serve in the palatial home of Prince Menshikov—the real power behind the boy king. But Elizabeth refuses to fade quietly into the background. Determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s murder and expose the men who mean to rule Russia in secret, she grows closer to the handsome young king and swears to protect him and his rule at any cost. But the forces that oppose them are as dark as they are far-reaching—and this time, Elizabeth could lose more than just her title…
Don't miss the series dubbed a "must-read romance" by the USA Today and "An entertaining and racy read" by School Library Journal. The Hollow Queen is a scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most vibrant women in history.
"A prequel to the phenomenal QUEEN OF SOMEDAY, Ficklin once again spins a web of racy romance, court intrigue, and political drama while managing to stay true to the dynamic and sometimes scandalous history of Elizabeth of Russia. Fans of this series will not be disappointed." ~Jaded Book Reviews
"A powerful, poignant journey into the depths of one of Russia's most intriguing rulers. Having read it, I can say it's probably my favorite of the series so far, and I'm dying for the next installment. If you thought Catherine was Great, wait until you meet Elizabeth." -One Guy's Guide To Good Reads
"Once again (Ficklin) manages to rip your heart out and make you like it..." -RebelInc Reviews