A story of the Russian Revolution.
Tsarist Russia, 1904: a time of war, shortages, and uprisings.
Anna enrols at university and is befriended by twins, Rosa and Boris, who draw her into the revolutionary movement. As Anna finds new purpose to her life and falls in love, the violent campaign against the Tsar escalates.
On 9 January 1905, a workers' protest is massacred by Tsarist soldiers, with tragic results. Now Anna must continue the revolutionary struggle, knowing that to do so will mean sacrificing everything she holds dear.
"A gripping account of Tsarist Russia in and around the 1905 Revolution. The city of St Petersburg and the historical context is meticulously recreated and brought to life by a compelling cast of characters. The revolutionary underground is portrayed in all its idealism and sordid brutality." Shane O'Rourke, University of York