(W) Ekaterina Sedia
In a Russia where the Decembrists' rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854, Sasha Trubetskaya wants nothing more than to have a decent debut ball in St. Petersburg. But her aunt's feud with the Czar lands Sasha at university, where she becomes one of its first female students. The pressure intensifies when Sasha's only friends - Chinese students - start disappearing, and she begins to realize that her new British companion, Jack, has bigger secrets than she can imagine! And soon Sasha and Jack find themselves trying to stop a war brewing between the three empires!