Have you ever had a bookish, nocturnal dream? If so, please share the story. If not, have you ever had a daydream related to books? If so, please tell us about it.
Naturally I have had dreams and daydreams about books--sometimes in general, or sometimes finding myself with certain characters or within a particular plot. However, I can't recall any well enough to actually share the story. Sorry!
They hammered on the entrance to the palace, pounding with their fists.
From page 56:
And with that Militza ran out of the house, her head swimming, her pulse pounding. He had completely disobeyed her!
The Witches of St Petersburg
Two Montenegrin princesses, Militza and Stana, are married into the Russian aristocracy of the last Tsar by their father. Initially shunned by society and, in Stana's case, married to a man she detests, life isn't easy.
Fascinated by the occult, the sisters soon become close to the Tsarina Alexandra who is willing to try anything to precipitate the birth of the son and heir the country longs for. If she puts her faith in them, Militza and Stana promise they can help the Tsarina produce a boy.
The girls hold seances, experiment with a variety of rituals and bring various men to the Tsarina who they feel have spiritual power. Their closeness to the Empress and power in court is undisputed: until, that is, Grigori Rasputin arrives. Militza and Stana, along with most of female Russian society, are intoxicated, but by bringing Rasputin into their lives, have they taken a fatal step too far?