Well researched, realistic story about the final days in czarist Russia. A real page turner.
This book though interesting was not as good as "The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. So much time is spent on Rasputin's "sinfulness", popularity, and those who plot against him; we really just gather glimpses of his daughter, Maria. It is a good read and does provide insight more to Rasputin through his daughter's eyes - not only as to what kind of father he was, but what kind of man he really was. If you enjoy historical fiction I would definitely put this book on your reading list.
Excellent fictionalized account of the life of the infamous Rasputin whose death preceded the dethrowning and murder of the Russian royal family. Told from the perspective of his daughter, this was an excellent, intriguing and engaging read.
A novel about the death of Rasputin told from his daughter Maria's perspective. I am always intrigued by stories revolving around Russian history and this is the first one I've read specifically about Rasputin, the holy man and supposed healer who was close to the Russian Royalty. A chronology of important Russian events is included in the book to help understand the timeline. The author also includes information on what really happened to characters who were based on actual people. I cannot comment on historic accuracy in the characterization of the main characters, but it was an interesting read. I would recommend this book.
Also recommend: The Bronze Horseman (a Russian love story that I have read more than once) and Dr. Zhivago
This was an interesting read.