Hopedale Press Presents The Ice Wedding: A Chilling Gothic Fairytale
The Russian Empress Anna Ioannovna was famous for her cruel practical
jokes and capricious nature towards those she considered beneath her.
Neither peasant nor prince, was safe from her wrath. Prince Mikhail, the
scion of a noble and powerful family, found himself forced to become
her court jester on the day his wife died. Later, he was forced to marry
her chambermaid in an elaborate mock wedding. When the Czarina offers
the newlyweds their freedom if they agree to spend their wedding night
in the cottage she has had built for them, they eagerly agree, even
though it is made of solid ice. Award-winning author Nancy A. Collins
crafts a chilling Gothic fairytale based on an amazing historical event.