Heart of Iron [NOOK Book]

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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 emperor lands Sasha at university, where she becomes one of its first female students – an experiment, she suspects, designed more to prove female unsuitability for such pursuits than offer them education. The pressure intensifies when Sasha’s only friends – Chinese students – ...
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Heart of Iron

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Overview

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 emperor lands Sasha at university, where she becomes one of its first female students – an experiment, she suspects, designed more to prove female unsuitability for such pursuits than offer them education. 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!

Sasha and Jack find themselves trying to stop a war brewing between the three empires. The only place they can turn to for help is the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace, newly founded by the Taiping rebels. Pursued by the terrifying Dame Florence Nightingale of the British Secret Service, Sasha and Jack escape across Siberia via train to China. Sasha discovers that Jack is not quite the person she thought he was…but then again, neither is she.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012874993
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 968,042
  • File size: 722 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    I only wish there was a series related to this book. The mix of

    I only wish there was a series related to this book. The mix of politics and mechanical magical realism was awesome! I read it in a day and was sad the story ended...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Wonderful journey....

    Thought this was well written, and certainly made one feel like being there. Cold shivers run down your spine with the chilling details of what it must have been like in those early days in Russia. The inventions and contraptions that were mentioned, took some imagination and research, no doubt about it. Not quite a love story, but one could imagine that it was out there to be had. All characters very well presented. Overall, a wonderful journey that will keep you turning the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Simple?

    What is this book even about the description just cuts out

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