A magical, thrilling adventure ...
winter's tale.' THE FINANCIAL TIMES
an engrossing, deeply atmospheric story.' THE TELEGRAPH
highlight of this year's fiction.' THE TIMES
in the world, Sophie dreams of being someone
special, but she could never have imagined this ...
a school trip to Russia, Sophie and her two friends find themselves
on the wrong train. They are rescued by the beautiful Princess
Anna Volkonskaya, who takes them to her winter palace and mesmerises
them with stories of lost diamonds and a tragic past. But
as night falls and wolves prowl, Sophie discovers more than dreams
in the crumbling palace of secrets ...
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