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The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry

The Romanov Prophecy (2004)

by Steve Berry

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Este livro lido em 2014 após o abate de um avião na Ucrânia por pró separatistas russos torna-se uma leitura lírica e fantasista. Começa com algum interesse histórico mas acaba por se tornar chato, cansativo e repetitivo. Não recomendo ( )
  bruc79 | Jul 31, 2015 |
My first Steve Berry book and I admit that during the first third I had to remind myself it was fiction. The history of Nicolas II has always been interesting as well as the "what if" he retained leadership. The idea of a fourth Roman empire was intriguing. ( )
  Kathy_Dyer | Jul 27, 2015 |
Outstanding book. The intrigue of surviving members of the Romanov family massacre before the Russian revolutions coming back to claim the Tsar throne in present day times kept me turning the pages in this book. Berry has created a very intelligent novel, and I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those who love fictional history. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 8, 2014 |
After the Russian people vote to bring back a tsar, attorney Miles Lord was hired to dig through the Moscow archives and find out information on Romanovs. Through diligent searches, he uncovers much more than he expected, documents that lend credit to the rumors that two of the Romanov children survived the massacre. When others begin realizing what he has found, he is hunted down by a secret group, determined to influence the choice of the tsar.

I thought this book was fairly well written. The plot seemed to move quickly, but it seemed that everything was just too easy for Miles. He was always one step ahead, or miraculously escaping the hit men hired to take him out. Overall, not something I would re-read. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Nov 17, 2014 |
An enjoyable Dan Smith style historical yarn.

Appears well researched and would tempt me to try another of the authors books. ( )
  mancmilhist | Aug 28, 2014 |
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Russia -- a country in which things that just don't happen happen.
--Peter the Great
A year shall come of Russia's blackest dread; Then will the crown fall from the royal head, the throne of tsars will perish in the mud, The food of many will be death and blood.
-- Mikhail Lermontov (1830)
Russia: mysterious dark continent, "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" in Winston Churchill's phrase, remote, inaccessible to foreigners, inexplicable even to natives. That is the myth, encouraged by Russians themselves, who preferthat no one discover who they really are and how they really live.
--Robert Kaiser, Russia: The People and the Power(1984)
For all its trials, for all its mistakes, the story of Russia at the end of the [twentieth] century must be counted as a kind of revival, a resurrection.
--David Remnick, Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia (1997)
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Alexandra, Empress of all Russia, turned from her bedside vigil as the door swung open, the first time in hours her gaze had been diverted from the pitiful child lying prone beneath the sheets.
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Ekaterinburg, Russia: July 16, 1918. Ten months have passed since Nicholas II’s reign was cut short by revolutionaries. Tonight, the White Army advances on the town where the Tsar and his family are being held captive by the Bolsheviks. Nicholas dares to hope for salvation. Instead, the Romanovs are coldly and methodically executed.

Moscow: Present Day. Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord, fluent in Russian and well versed in the country’s history, is thrilled to be in Moscow on the eve of such a momentous event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles’ job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles’ concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.

Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know more–most important, what really happened to the family of Russia’s last tsar?

His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs’ story . . . and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecy’s implications are earth-shattering–not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.

Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction.

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In 1917 Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, was executed by revolutionaries. Now, in response to the collapse of the country's economy, the people have voted to instate a new Tsar, one who will be chosen from the descendents of Nicholas II. But a powerful group of Western businessmen want to make sure he is a candidate they can control, and hire African-American lawyer Miles Lord, with his knowledge of Russian language and history, to check the background of their chosen man. Miles is thrilled with his assignment...until he becomes the target of an assassination attempt, and must run for his life, guided by a cryptic phrase penned by Rasputin, a bizarre prophecy that the Tsar will return to the throne and that Miles himself will see to it.… (more)

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