The most powerful practitioner of the mysterious arts is Rav Hisda's daughter, whose innate awareness allows her to possess the skills men lack. With her husband, Rava -- whose arcane knowledge of the secret Torah enables him to create a "man" out of earth and to resurrect another rabbi from death -- the two brave an evil sorceress, Ashmedai, the demon king, and even the Angel of Death in their quest to safeguard their people, even while putting their romance at risk.
The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
In June 1837, the 18-year-old Victoria wakes up to find that she is Queen of the most powerful nation in the world. Can this tiny girl prevail against the men who believe that women are too hysterical to rule? And what are the secrets behind her famously passionate relationship with her husband, Albert? From one of our greatest historical writers comes a new take on one of our most beloved monarchs... Victoria as you've never seen her before.