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Allison Pataki

Dear Librarians,

Can you imagine being thrown into the role of Empress of Europe's most glamorous — and treacherous — court at just 16? I sure can't, which is why I was inspired to share the story of Empress Sisi, who was plucked from obscurity and thrust onto the throne in the golden era of the Habsburg dynasty.

My novel, THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS explores the history of the glittering Empire and Sisi's tumultuous role in it, bringing to life a leading lady so enchanting and charismatic that she inspired legends in her own lifetime. Peeking into the staterooms and bedrooms of the ill-fated Austro-Hungarian Empire, this novel contrasts reality and fantasy, and details a torrid love triangle that changed the course of an empire, and the world. 

Thank you,
Allison
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The Accidental Empress / Allison Pataki / Howard Books / Hardcover
Price: $26.00 / ISBN: 978-1476790220 / Published: February, 2015
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