At the Blue Hour - Historical Novel: Book 1 (Irina the Gypsy Series)

A HISTORICAL NOVEL WITH A SPARK OF MAGIC. INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS...

1583 AD. The Principality of Moldavia is a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, threatened by Tatar invasions. Prince Petru VI, with the byname “the Lame”, great-grandson of Vlad Dracula, tries to maintain his claim to the throne. In those turbulent times, a girl named Irina grows up in a Roma slave camp of an Orthodox monastery.

Her mother, originally descended from the Venetian upper class, teaches her how to read and write. Through a cosmic coincidence, Irina’s path crosses Cornelius’, court adviser and mage of Prince Petru VI. He covertly introduces her to the secret sciences. However, soon she realises that knowledge alone does not satisfy her. Irina strives for power, and fate comes to her aid, for the prince himself falls deeply in love with her.

Will her long-awaited dream of power come true through him? Or will Cornelius’s teachings guide her to unexpected and more dangerous pathways?

Layout Design & Translation Copyright: Eugenia Zilke (zilketranslations.com)

Editor: Sandra Rawlin

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