The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov ProphecyEkaterinburg, Russia July , 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 ExecutedMoscow 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 PlazaSuddenly 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 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 Like Dan Brown, Steve Berry is a guilty pleasure kind of read for me And for the record, I don t care much about historical accuracy or inaccuracy, in Brown s case, I just like alternate history and the way these authors spin their stories.I ve read only 2 other books by Berry so far The Amber Room and The Venetian Betrayal I ve come to like Cotton Malone as a protagonist in Venetian, so it took a while to adjust to someone different, like Miles Lord here in The Romanov Prophecy.I got used to him alright, but I didn t really like Miles all that much The Romanovs, Rasputin, and the other historical side characters were interesting, which says a lot, considering most of them are dead throughout most of the book Miles just seems to serve as a focal point for the plot to move forward, and that s pretty much it Heck, even characters who appear only during the last few chapters were interesting than Miles Sorry, Miles I mean, if you haven t figured out who was really after you after all those security breaches, then shrug I also had a problem with the first half of the book, which, although it began with a murder attempt which is as good a beginning as any, seemed to drag Berry got into the intriguing part of the plot the treasure hunt only about halfway through.What pushed me to continue reading, though, were my interest in the conspiracy surrounding the alleged survival of Anastasia and Alexei, and several years worth of fascination with the Imperial Easter Eggs.Did you say Faberg Imperial Easter Eggs, Steve Now you have my attention.Ever since high school, when I read about the eggs in Judith Krantz s Princess Daisy my mother liked Judith Krantz, and there was a time when I had to rely on her for books to read, I ve read up on them and Googled them several times I like looking at the pictures and reading about the history of each egg and finding out where they are now.In this book, Berry used the Lilies of the Valley egg as a plot point This egg was given by Tsar Nicholas II to the Tsarina Alexandra on Easter April 5 1898 It is made of gold, rose pink and green enamel, diamonds, rubies, and pearls.All the Imperial Eggs have a surprise this one s are miniature portraits of the Tsar and their 2 elder daughters painted on ivory, which are revealed by turning a pearl knob.The egg is now part of the collection of The Link of Times Foundation Russia And that s all for today s Imperial Easter Egg lesson PThe ending of the book felt a bit rushed I wanted of a closure between Miles, Akilina, and the mysterious Semyon Pachenko, who served as the starting point for their quest, as well as some kind of crackdown on the people behind the manipulation of the Tsarist Commission A royal coronation is well and good as endings go, but I wish Berry provided a few details to wrap things up. Any ideas on why books aren t rated for language content Anyway, the story line was interesting enough but I stopped reading the book because of the language Note to authors F bombs really aren t necessary to add emphasis to a situation, it just creates characters who lack the capacity to express themselves with any degree of intellegence I enjoyed reading friends on goodreads reviews I am also a Russian history nut and have traveled to St Petersburg and the Peter and Paul Fortress This was such a fast paced intriging book that I read it in a couple of days I think the mystery surrounding the missing children s bodys will never be solved So, we have our wonderful imaginations to keep us interested.By the way, I found the Amber room not as exciting I have seen the real Amber room and and the privilege to speak with a Russian about its tragic history. What I didn t like about this novel Pretty much everything I disliked the writing style to put it mildly , I couldn t relate to the characters and I found the plot extremely dull The whole thing seemed like a Hollywood blockbuster A very dull and crazy unrealistic Hollywood blockbuster I kept rolling my eyes Lord the protagonist pretends he doesn t speak Russian often for no particular reason and this magically saves his life all the time Nobody suspects he might indeed speak the language, even after Lord repeatedly stresses that he is researching Russian history and the Romanov with the permission of the Russian government There is this scene where a corrupt police speaks on the phone about planning to kill Lorn in front of him, and doesn t suspect Lord might understand him, despite the fact that Lord told him ten seconds ago that he is in Russia to do the kind of work that demands at least elementary knowledge of Russian language Then Lord pushes him over and magically escapes from the police station we don t learn how into the street, easily mingling with other people and disappearing despite the fact that the whole novel stresses the fact how Lord stands out everywhere because he is, in fact African American That makes no sense Nothing makes any sense, I m afraid.The protagonist of this book is, as I said, an African American man I m going to take a wild guess and say that the author of this book is white Did he make Lord black only to win some politically correct points I can t say for sure, and I certainly can t speak for African American community, but I did cringe a few times Yes, I had some issues with the way Lord was being described, and not just the odd Uncle Sam references that felt a bit racist There was also that time when Lord s skin is being compared to a river and it came of as offensive to me, even if it was done by a woman that was supposed to be attracted to him And what is with saying that all Russian have yellowish skin I found that offensive as well There were other things I found offensive, but it would take me forever to list them all, so I ll just stop myself here I feel like I actually lost IQ points reading this novel It is a shame because it could have been a good thriller I mean the premise is pretty interesting, isn t it But the book was such a disappointment To conclude, The Romanov Prophecy is one of the worst thrillers and books in general that I have ever read I can t believe I actually bought it I think I ll even have to insert sad face emoticons, something I don t usually do but here it goes

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  • Paperback
  • 387 pages
  • The Romanov Prophecy
  • Steve Berry
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 9780345460066

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