*The Empress’s Tomb is a 2007 Cybils MG Fiction Nominee*

The Empress’s Tomb is Kirsten Miller’s second book about Kiki Strike, the fourteen-year-old Princess of Pokrovia who has been in hiding with her caretaker, Verushka, since an assassination attempt failed when she was very small. Though the series is named after Kiki, it’s narrated by Ananka, Kiki’s smart, well-read sidekick, whose life may not be as interesting or full of the intrigue and mystery that Kiki’s is, but she sure tells a good story.

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