Format: 130 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 95 000
Author: Aka Morchiladze
For centuries, kings, atabegs and emirs governed Georgia, but never emperors. In the novel, Emperor Vakhtang VII rules Georgia alongside a black British Empress Kathryn Barkley, who symbolizes something exotic to the Georgians. The Emperor decides to change the names of Georgian cities to demonstrate to the people that he has total control. However, his power is in fact dwindling both throughout Georgia as a result of his own excess in lifestyle. It sparks an uprising that spreads across the whole country.
In a parallel storyline, Prince Margalite Abashidze tries to organize a coup against the Emperor to dethrone him. His ally, Priest Porfile becomes the leader of an army through manipulating soldiers with religion. The Emperor senses the start of an uprising, tries to quell it and capture Abashidze before it is too late.