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The Empress: A Novel by [Gigi Griffis]

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Gigi Griffis writes feminist historical fiction often featuring little-known histories and unruly female characters. She lives in Europe with an opinionated Yorkie mix named Luna, and spends her free time hiking the Alps, cycling around small villages, and eating as much French food as she can get her hands on. Her work has been featured in WestJet Magazine, Get Lost magazine, and Fodor's Travel, among others, and has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, and Estonian. The Empress is Gigi's adult novel debut, and her YA debut (The Wicked Unseen) will follow in 2023. --This text refers to the paperback edition.


“Sumptuous . . . Griffis lends her leads admirable strengths and forgivable flaws and colors them in with plenty of lush period detail. She also brings dramatic flair to the political intrigue before satisfyingly tying up the plot’s burning questions. Nothing in this story disappoints.” —Publishers Weekly

“A fresh, fast-paced take on a legendary woman and one of Europe's most notorious royal love stories—guaranteed to win Sisi new fans.” 
—Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke

“I absolutely loved Gigi Griffis's
The Empress—history combined with fiction with a real sense of people, time, and place. Fascinating!” —Heather Graham,New York Times  bestselling author

“In an era where marriages were rarely about love and largely about country,
The Empress brings us the irresistible beginning to an unexpected romance, that begs the question: what would you do for love? Fans of Daisy Goodwin's Victoria, The Crown, and Reign will delight in the coupling of Sisi and Franz." —Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie and The Call of the Wrens

“A gem of a novel with a compelling feminist bent,
The Empress blends political machinations and high-stakes family drama to craft a treat both for the head and the heart.” —Vaishnavi Patel, New York Times  bestselling author of Kaikeyi

“Quite simply delightful. In The Empress, Gigi Griffis has given us two sisters so spunky and unconventional that we want to crawl into the pages to join them, and palace intrigue enough to keep us turning pages late into the night.” —Meg Waite Clayton, international bestselling author of The Postmistress of Paris

The Empress, Gigi Griffis, with her elegant prose, has woven a mesmerizing tapestry of romance and court intrigue. From start to finish, I was held enthralled.” —Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author

“Prepare to be dazzled by this glittering gem of a book.
The Empress rings with rich historical detail, riveting court intrigue, and a passionate love story that leaps off the page and into our hearts. Unforgettable!” —Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09YC1SJ5L
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zando (September 15, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 15, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1608 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 310 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1800752520
  • Customer Reviews:
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Gigi Griffis is the author of The Wicked Unseen (coming summer 2023!) and The Empress (as seen on Netflix), among other things. She’s a sucker for little-known histories, “unlikable” female characters, and all things Europe. After almost ten years of semi-nomadic life, she now lives in Portugal with an opinionated Yorkie-mix named Luna and a fancy blender that cost more than her couch.

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