daughters of a dead empire
Seventeen-year-old Anna is running for her life. She barely escaped the massacre that killed her family, and now a relentless Red commander is after her to finish the job. If she can just reach the Tsarist army, she’ll be safe. But first she’ll have to convince a peasant girl to smuggle her across communist territory. And when she discovers that the peasant is a rebel herself, Anna must hide her true identity at all costs.
Sixteen-year-old Evgenia is poor and pissed off about it. Her Red soldier brother badly needs a doctor, and Evgenia will do anything to raise the money – even selling a wagon ride to a spoiled bourgeois girl. Only it turns out to be the worst mistake Evgenia’s ever made. A rogue commander is following them, out to kill the wealthy girl and anyone who tries to help her.
As the girls flee across the war-torn Siberian countryside, they find that they have more in common than their prejudices led them to expect. To survive, Anna must learn to trust a revolutionary who wants to destroy her world. And Evgenia must decide whether the life of her new friend is worth more than the change she so passionately believes in.