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Internationally Bestselling Author of The Winter Palace

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Told in the voice of Catherine the Great, Eva Stachniak’s enthralling literary novel EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT intimately captures one of history’s most remarkable leaders as she reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world’s greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time.


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Empress of the Night–Review Quotes

Empress of the Night–Review Quotes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014

 …ambitious…structurally complex and psychologically intense…. Empress of the Night aims for Hilary Mantel. Stachniak’s writing is distinct, however, especially in vivid description of sensory details: perfume, sweat and the click of heels on polished floorboards.—Quill & Quire


…unfailing attention to detail, whether describing the pain of childbirth or the manner of a courtier’s behaviour and appearance. –National Post


The beauty of this historical novel lies in Stachniak’s wonderfully vivid and evocative prose. She excels at creating a strong sense of time and place, rich with sensory details. –Winnipeg Free Press 


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Empress of the Night–Upcoming Readings

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014


November 2, 2014

Book Gala-Friends of the Haliburton Library-Nov.2
Friends of the Haliburton County Public Library presents 9th Annual Book Gala & silent auction. presenting Eva Stachniak, author of Winter Palace & Empress of the Night. Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Pinestone Resort. 1 pm Silent auction & Refreshments, 2 pm Author Presentation. Cost-$20. Tickets may be purchased at Master’s Book Store in Haliburton, the book Nook at the Minden Hills branch Library(1st & 3rd Thursdays-12-4 pm or contact Brenda at 705-457-2695. email folhaliburtoncounty@gmail.com

November 7, 2014, Lake Forest Senior Living Community, Plattsburgh, USA

November 16, 2014. Inspire, Toronto, Ontario. Time: 10:15






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