The Wolf Princess (Hardcover)

By Cathryn Constable

Chicken House, 9780545528399, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/9/2013)
Paperback (12/30/2014)
CD-Audio (9/24/2013)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/1/2013)

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A captivating, atmospheric mystery set in the crystalline winterland of Russia.

Abandoned in a blinding blizzard in the wintry wilds of Russia, Sophie Smith fears for her life. But just like in a fairy tale, a princess comes to her rescue: the beautiful, exotic Anna Volkonskaya. Over a river of ice in a horse-drawn sleigh, she brings Sophie and her friends to a magnificent, if weathered, winter palace.

At first, Sophie is enchanted by Princess Anna's stories of long-ago royalty, of white wolves and gray diamonds. But when the princess takes a particular interest in her, Sophie grows concerned. What is her place in the sinister mystery that surrounds her? Even as the wind and wolves howl outside, is she more in danger now, a prisoner of the palace, than she ever was lost in the snow?

About the Author

CATHRYN CONSTABLE is a former journalist whose articles have appeared in TATLER and THE SUNDAY TIMES of London among other publications. THE WOLF PRINCESS is her first novel. She is married with three children and lives in London, England.

Praise For The Wolf Princess

Praise for The Wolf Princess :

"A very special debut with a spellbinding fairytale ambiance. Contemporary but deliciously nostalgic..." -- The Bookseller UK

"Constable's passion for Russia comes across vividly; she knows you have only to give reality a slight push to make it marvelous. A classic winter's tale." -- The Financial Times

"Adventure, mystery, a touch of romance; elements of fairy tale, good triumphing over bad; best friends; a gorgeous horse -- and wolves to boot. Timeless." -- Books for Keeps

“Lyrical storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly
“Breathtaking…Readers can practically hear the howling winds, the cry of the wolves, and the silent beauty of moonlit snowfall.”—School Library Journal