Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Library discard with usual distinctions. Pocket removed. 431 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0698109813. A spellbinding tale of mysticism, love, and betrayal, set in St. Petersburg on the brink of revolution, with the Tsarina in thrall to Rasputin, the Tsarevitch ailing, and conspirators planning to topple the three-hundred-year-old Romanov dynasty.