Hello. My name is Princess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie in Bavaria, but my intimates call me Sisi. One day I will become the Empress of Austria, the Queen of Hungary, and a cult figure in the Viennese Court. But for now, I’m a restless little princess who can’t sit still, hates fancy, itchy crinolines, and would like nothing more than to follow the sun through the forest near my home, bathe in the Starnberg See, and frolic with my pets. Alas, this is my story, as I creep ever closer to becoming one of the most watched and gossiped about figures of the 19th century, before the fall of the mighty Habsburg Empire.
The Empress Chronicles: The Keepsake, a young adult novel by Suzy Vitello, is a fantastical account of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s teenage years, in which she is gifted a magical locket that has the ability to turn back time and predict true love. But there is evil afoot, a wicked enchantress who wishes to use the power of the locket to her own end, and the Empress finds out that love and freedom both come with a price.
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Suzy is represented by Melissa Sarver, an agent with The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency