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Penguin Putnam
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series comes a military science fiction adventure featuring Vicky Peterwald...

Vicky Peterwald is no longer just the heir apparent to an imperial dynasty. She survived naval training and proved her mettle in combat to help the starving people of the ravaged world of St. Petersburg. Now, she is truly a Grand Duchess, leading a growing battle fleet in a rebellion against the tyranny of her stepmother, the Empress.

Determined to stop her spoiled stepdaughter’s betrayal from upsetting the balance of power within the Peterwald Empire, the Empress is leading her own armada to St. Petersburg, intent on killing Vicky and every soul on the planet that gave her refuge. 

But Vicky is her father’s daughter, and it would be a grave mistake to underestimate her...

Baker & Taylor
"Now a Grand Duchess, Vicky Peterwald, leading a rebellion against her stepmother, the Empress, must outwit--and destroy once and for all--this woman who is intent on killing Vicky and every one of her allies. By the New York Times best-selling author of the Kris Longknife series. Original.


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Dec 04, 2016

Not a bad sci-fi book on fairy tale tropes.
Protagonist grew up somewhat. Her foulmouthed stepmother not so much as she command in the rear in a luxury liner.
Expected climatic blockbuster naval battle called off by merchant faction getting the ear of the Emperor bit different.

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