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Sisi: Empress on Her Own For Readers Of Philippa Gregory, Paula McLain, And Daisy Goodwin Comes A Sweeping And Powerful Novel By New York Times Bestselling Author Allison Pataki Sisi Tells The Little Known Story Of Empress Elisabeth Of Austria Hungary, The Princess Diana Of Her Time, In An Enthralling Work Of Historical Fiction That Is Also A Gripping Page Turner.Married To Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth Fondly Known As Sisi Captures The Hearts Of Her People As Their Fairy Queen, But Beneath That Dazzling Persona Lives A Far Complex Figure In Mid Nineteenth Century Vienna, The Halls Of The Hofburg Palace Buzz Not Only With Imperial Waltzes And Champagne But With Temptations, Rivals, And Cutthroat Intrigue Feeling Stifled By Strict Protocols And A Turbulent Marriage, Sisi Grows Restless A Free Spirited Wanderer, She Finds Solace At Her Estate Outside Budapest There She Rides Her Beloved Horses And Enjoys Visits From The Hungarian Statesman Count Andr Ssy, The Man With Whom She S Unwittingly Fallen In Love But Tragic News Brings Sisi Out Of Her Fragile Seclusion, Forcing Her To Return To Her Capital And A World Of Gossip, Envy, And Sorrow Where A Dangerous Fate Lurks In The Shadows Through Love Affairs And Loss, Dedication And Defiance, Sisi Struggles Against Conflicting Desires To Keep Her Family Together, Or To Flee Amid The Collapse Of Her Suffocating Marriage And The Gathering Tumult Of The First World War In An Age Of Crumbling Monarchies, Sisi Fights To Assert Her Right To The Throne Beside Her Husband, To Win The Love Of Her People And The World, And To Save An Empire But In The End, Can She Save Herself Featuring Larger Than Life Historic Figures Such As Bavaria S Mad King Ludwig And The Tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, And Set Against Many Of Europe S Grandest Sites From Germany S Storied Neuschwanstein Castle To England S Lush Shires Sisi Brings To Life An Extraordinary Woman And The Romantic, Volatile Era Over Which She Presided.


About the Author: Allison Pataki

ALLISON PATAKI is the NYTimes Bestselling author of THE TRAITOR S WIFE, THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS, SISI EMPRESS ON HER OWN, WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS, and the memoir, BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES Her work has been translated into than a dozen languages, has been featured on The TODAY Show, The NY Times, The Huffington Post, USA Today, FOX News, Morning Joe, and .Visit AllisonPataki.com to connec



10 thoughts on “Sisi: Empress on Her Own

  1. says:

    Edit April 4 4 15A lot of you lovely commentators have been asking me for recommendations for Sisi books I actually enjoyed I m happy to very highly recommend a book I ve finally, finally managed to review called Stealing Sisi s Star How a Master Thief Nearly Got Away with Austria s Most Famous Jewel by the very talented Jennifer Bahaney who you may recognize from her helpful comments in this review when she kindly corrected all the stuff I got wrong about the real empress She very kindly of


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    I received a copy of Sisi Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki through NetGalley Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Publishing, and to Allison Pataki for the opportunity.Draw back the lush velvet draperies of the Habsburg Dynasty and you will stare into the soleful eyes of a young woman ill prepared for the royal life unveiled to her Sisi is but sixteen years old when she becomes the bride of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria Hungary She has taken residence at Godollo, a palatial country estate ou


  3. says:

    Find this and other reviews at NOTE This review contains spoilers Please take heed and proceed at your own risk I love the Hapsburgs Their history fascinates me and I was understandably intrigued when I learned that Allison Pataki had chosen to feature Empress Elisabeth as a fictional heroine I was overjoyed to get an ARC of The Accidental Empress, but the reality of the novel didn t live up to my expectations That said, my two year experience with the first book proved I was too addicted to the subject


  4. says:

    4.5 starsAs we learned in The Accidental Empress which one must really read in order to understand Sisi s motivations and emotional handicaps, and not ignorantly write her off simply as a spoiled horse lover , Elisabeth was not born to the position of Empress Her childhood was unbelievably free and unstructured her parents allowed her and her siblings to run wild, literally, through the Bavarian countryside She never had to deal with convoluted and constricting rules of etiquette, procedures which dic


  5. says:

    What I m enjoying about this second book about the Empress Elizabeth is the deliberate placement in history her story takes King Ludwig, Prince Frederick and Princess Victoria, Esterhazy, Lord Spencer, Tsar Alexander are all in the storyline, and Jack the Ripper as well as Sigmund Freud were mentioned.Sisi was married to Franz Joseph during the golden age of the Austrian Hungary empire In book two Sisi continues her personal practical exile from court this time visiting the fox hunting manors of the English country


  6. says:

    During the time period this novel covers, Empress Elisabeth of Austria may have been fascinating, but she did not evoke sympathy During the time period the first novel The Accidental Empress covered, Sisi was a young, naive girl who had spent a carefree, unstructured, unrestrained childhood and then was put in a difficult situation, not of her choosing She was not the first or the last to marry into a difficult or challenging royal situation The way a person meets their challenges shows their true character Sisi chose to


  7. says:

    This is a wonderful story Allison does a great job of bringing these historical figures to life I found it so interesting that I started Googling the different people to see what they looked like and to read about them I felt sorry for Sisi because she thought she had true love with Franz but like history, the Emperor can have a mistress but the...


  8. says:

    The Accidental Empress was a book that really captivated me Partly because of the author s writing style, but mostly because, while I knew a smidgen about Empress Elisabeth of the Hapsburgs, I didn t know much so I was eager to get her story.Sisi Empress on Her Own takes up where The Accidental Empress left off and follows the middle and later years of Sisi s life which also happens to coincide with the latter years of the Austrian Empire of the Hapsburgs I appreciate how the author paid attention to historical detail even while she


  9. says:

    Thank you to NetGalley for my advanced reading copy of this novel.This was a wonderfully written novel that I enjoyed immensely After reading The Accidental Empress I was pleasantly surprised to discover there was a sequel, as I was eager to learn about Empress Sisi of Austria Hungary.This novel begins where the last novel left us and therefore I strongly recommend reading them in order I enjoyed this novel even than I did the first one as I found it to be educational about who Sisi was as a person and how she dealt with the issues in


  10. says:

    Here you go boys and girls.To go the same route as I did with the first volume of this.ahem.thing, would be to give it a lot credit than it deserves.Suffice to say, regardless of quoting all the proper correct sources and extoling on how lucky she was to have traveled on Sissi s footsteps I confess myself very jealous there , I am forced to conclude that the one book which stayed in the author s mind was the one she doesn t quote Countess Marie Larisch s memoir of her Aunt Empress Elizabeth which I read and reviewed here so I won t waste time


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