The Kitchen Boy Author:Robert Alexander Though the events are almost a century old, the imprisonment and execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family still hold an aura of mystery that fascinates. In haunting prose, Robert Alexander retells the story through the eyes of Leonka, once the kitchen boy to the Romanovs, who claims to be the last living witness to the family's brutal executio... more »n. Mysterously spared by the Bolsheviks, the boy vanished into the bloody tides of the Russian Revolution. Now, thorugh Alexander's conjuring, he reemerges to tell his story. What did the young boy see in those last days of the Imperial Family? Does he have answer to long-standing questions about secret letters smuggled to the Tsar, thirty-eight pounds of missing tsarist jewels and why the bodies of two Romanov children are missing from the secret grave discovered in 1991?« less
The novel is hard to take because you know the outcome of the Romanov family...but do you? This is the story of an innocent boy swept up in the need to help the imprisoned Romanovs who have been toppled from power and are being held by the Reds. He has an overwhelming need to serve them while at the same time attempt to help them...but all is not what it seems. You don't see the end coming.