This post is a work in progress–a response to many of your requests. I promise to update it with portraits of the chief characters of Catherine’s court who appear in Empress of the Night.Read More
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…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
Here is what some of the bloggers have to say on Empress of the Night:
September, 14, 2014. EDEN MILLS, ON, Eden Mills Writers Festival.
September 21, 2014 Word on the Street, Toronto.
September 26, 2014, The Headwaters Arts Festival. Orangeville, ON.
October 18, 2014, StarFest, St. Albert Readers Festival, Edmonton, Alberta.
November 7, 2014, Lake Forest Senior Living Community, Plattsburgh, USA
November 16, 2014. Inspire, Toronto, Ontario. Time: 10:15