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In the summer of 1914 the
capitals of Europe erupt in a patriotic frenzy as peoples on all sides, roused
by the press, rejoice at the outbreak of the 'war to end wars'. The rejoicing
soon turns to disillusionment as the full horrors of the bloodiest conflict the
world has ever seen become apparent. For the Emperors of Germany,
Austria-Hungary and Russia comes the growing awareness that this war, which they
sought desperately to avoid, is not being fought for territory or honour, but
rather to destroy the old world order and to replace their autocracies with
secular ideologies and international economic control. Amid the intrigue and
deception, Kaiser Wilhelm, Tsar Nicholas, Emperor Franz Josef, Archduke Karl,
and Queen Marie of Roumania not only face the horrific sacrifice of their
people, but are also confronted by their own personal and family tragedies.
'The Sacrifice' is the second novel in the Shattered Crowns trilogy,
following the royalties of Europe from 1913 to the Treaty of Versailles. 'The
Sacrifice' covers the the period from the outbreak of war to the Russian
revolution (1914-1917) and is based on actual events.