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The Romanov Prophecy
The Romanov Prophecy
Author: Steve Berry
ISBN-13: 9780345504395
ISBN-10: 0345504399
Publication Date: 11/27/2007
Pages: 448
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A history based thriller, very thought-provoking about the mysteries of the Russian royal Romanov family who were supposedly executed by the Bolsheviks. Their mass grave was uncovered in the 1980's and it was revealed that, just like rumor had suggested , the remains of the bodies of Alexi and Anatasia were not there. What was their fate?
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This has an impressive plot and has a lot of historic details although it is a fiction. It's a good read.
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A mystery, love story, historical novel all rolled into a whopping good read. Good through and through!
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If you're intrigued by the Romanov mystery...this book is a must read!
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Ho Boy, what a plot. Berry out Dan Browns Dan Brown with the Romanov assassinations in 1918. A Great read, especially if you have studied, either formally or informally, Russian History.
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Mediocre. Predictable.
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Interesting historical novel .While fictional, it gives knowledge to the reader about the history of Russia before the communist regime took over. Also adds to the mystery of what really happened to Alexie & Anastasia.
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I have recently discovered Steve Berry, and am quite a fan. I like the way he intertwines history with a riveting action story.
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For all of you lovers of Russian history, this is a must read. A real page turner.
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I enjoyed the other 2 Steve Berry books that I read but this one needed some serious editing, especially the first half of the book. There were so many foolish mistakes - 'blistering wind' is one of my favorites -that it was almost comical. It could have been very good but, alas, it wasn't.
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It took 150 pages to get interesting but, after that, it was a good read.
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Gripping story focusing on the possibility that not all the Romanov's were murdered. Pulls you into the story leaving you wanting more.
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A really quick read. All Berry's books are good. If you like historical fiction you will like this.
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The book is built upon that theory that one or more of the Romanov children escaped death. I t keeps you on pins and needles. Very good book.
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A historical mystery, what if Anastasia survived the massacre of the Romanov family? in the style of John Grisham (attorney's solving mysteries and facing hit men) and Dan Brown (alternative history)
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A bit more sexual and violent than i like, but definitely kept you reading adventure/suspense wise!
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Another puzzle of history to be solved. The Russian Romanov family and another interesting fictional account of "what may have happened". Fun.
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Great book. I enjoyed the historical aspect about the Romanov family.
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I am new to Dan Berry (this was the second book of his that I have read), and I find his books to be wonderful. If you liked Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, you will LOVE any of Berry's books. This is fast-paced historical thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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This is a fun and easy read, good alternate history about Russia and the search for a Romanov heir.
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The Romanov story is very interesting and I enjoyed reading about it. Not knowing much about Russian history I was not aware of what was truthful and accurate and what wasn't until I read his excerpt in the back of the book. Much of this book is based on historical facts, which in itself is fascinating. In essence, I really enjoyed this book, but at times, I have difficulty following Berry's train of thought as he puts his thoughts on paper.
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Another fast paced ride from Steve Berry. Loved the way he wove Russian history into the story.
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If you like the intrigue of The Da Vinci Code, along with true historical background, then this is a book you will like!
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Very interesting
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Of all the Berry books I've read, this is my favorite. I could hardly put it down. I have to admit some of his books just do not hook me in... This one did big time. It's adventurous and compelling with not a one dull page to be found!
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Great read gets you hooked plus gives you a simple history lesson made fun with some interesting action
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Historical mystery. Its fictional but he presents it well and makes it believable. Great read.
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When Miles Lord went to Moscow to research the backgrounds on candidates for a successor to Nicholas II, he never imagined that the things that he uncovered would mark him for assassination.

Some fact , some fiction make this an intriguing read!!!
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The book gave you Russian history with a very captivating and realistic suspense story. I enjoyed the book very much and would definitely read this author again.
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Good story - compelling. Lots of action mixed with history and modern cultural perspective. I liked it!
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What a disappointment! Just like his first thriller, The Amber Room, this book was full of improbable chases, murders, unsympathetic characters, and torture. The premise was interesting- could one of the Romanovs have survived the execution of the Royal Family in 1916? I forced myself to read to the end. This was no DaVinci code!
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Lots of twists and turns. Kept me in suspense. Steve Berry takes the reader into the world of what if's.
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Great Read/Listen!
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a little slow but picks up as you go along
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This book was not a very believable premise. The idea of bringing back the Czar of Russia is ridiculous. The action parts of the story moved pretty well, but overall not a great story.
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It starts out pretty slowly and I was about to put it down. For anybody thinking about putting it down before the first eighty or so pages, don't! It really picks up speed after a slow start, and you will definately enjoy it then.
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Very good- fast-paced and exciting. There is history and a hot pursuit. Good for anyone who liked 'The DaVinci Code.'
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A crisply written, fast-paced novel. An imaginative story asking the question that until recently has perplexed many historians - did any Ronanov's, specifically Alexi and/or Alexandra, survive the massacre that claimed their family? Although a work of fiction (considering the recent DNA evidence unearthed in Russia), Berry builds a compelling plot asking the serious question - is there a surviving direct decendent of Czar Nicholas, an heir to the Romanov throne, and what would that mean to present day Russia?

Berry (along with his first novel, The Amber Room) looks into a little understood time and place in the world - Imperial Russia. I found both of these novels highly entertaining as are his subsequent Cotton Malone novels. Intelligent, quick reads that do not get overly bogged down in historical minutia'.
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A thriller for history buffs, involving the mystery of Rasputin and the Romanov royal family of Russia. If you enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" you will really like this book.
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A litle slow to start but a well written and believable plot.
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An engrossing merger of fact and fiction concerning a return to imperial reign in contemporary Russia and the search for a true Romanov heir.
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WOW! Very good.
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Fast-paced, well-researched. Not a dull moment.
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Amazing tale, very well researched and inventive.
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The question about what really may have happened to the Romanov family is a tantilizing thought for history buffs, or even for those who love to read fiction with a healthy dose of reality mixed into the prose.

The Romanov Prophecy moves fast and wastes no time drawing the reader into the what-if's and the maybes. This is honestly one of the best reads available.
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a fun exciting read!
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I really enjoyed this- the Romanov's are always fascinating and the premise here is that their closest living relative will be part of a restoration to Imperial Russia in the post-communism atmosphere of the present. The big question the book seeks to answer (and does answer) is- did any of the immediate family survive?
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Intriguing...Superb....There is mystery, supsene, thrills.....
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Another fast paced book by Steve Berry. A stand alone read -- not part of the Cotton Malone series -- this will hold your interest and is almost impossible to put down - just another chapter, just another page will be your mantra.
If you enjoy history, mystery and puzzles -- this is the book for you!!
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A highly entertaining story involving reinstatement of the tsar in
Russia. The tsar will be selected from among the distant relatives of Nicholas II. Attorney Miles Lord conducts background search on one of the candidates.
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After the fall of communism, Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord is in Moscow to perform a background check on one of the candidates to become tsar but he is nearly killed.
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Another excellent novel from this author. It reads like a (good)action movie, and with all the research he does everything seems (almost) plausible. He also does an excellent job with motive, fully explaining why characters do what they do. This is a very enjoyable read!
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I really enjoyed this page-turner from Berry. I have read a few of his Cotton Malone series but as much as I enjoyed those, I liked this one even more.

The book uses a lot of history related to Nicholas and Alexandra and the Romanov's to build a really fascinating story about the possible reinstatement of a tsar in Russia. Lawyer Miles Lord is in Moscow performing a background check on possible candidates to be chosen from the relatives of Nicholas II but when he starts to unearth possible evidence of a direct descendant, his life is put in jeopardy by those who are seeking to have a puppet tsar on the thrown including the Russian mafiya.

The book is based upon the theory that one or more of the Romanov children escaped when the rest of the Imperial family was murdered. Of course, the most well known child that could have escaped was Anastasia who has been the basis of movies and books. The plot is plausible and Berry uses history as a basis for his story. The book includes some good chase scenes and keeps one turning the pages. Berry also used a very good premise for how Anastasia and Alexi may have survived making the novel even more plausible. While the premise of a Russian return to tsarism may be far fetched, the current state of Russia and its attempts at a democracy make it perhaps not such a bad idea!

Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I will probably be reading more about the Romanov's. I have a copy of Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie that I have been meaning to read for years. Maybe this has motivated me to do so.
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Book Description
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.

My Review
I have always been fascinated by the execution of the Romanovs and was not disappointed in Steve Berry's Romanov Prophecy. He did a great job weaving the historical facts and the prophecy of Rasputin with a bit of his imagination. I found this book to be very captivating as the twists and turns kept me riveted to the story until the very end. The characters were well-developed and the writing was excellent and well researched. I would highly recommend this book to those who love Russian history and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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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 among the distant relatives of Nicholas II, 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

Suddently 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 him toward the writings of Rasputin. Miles becomes desperate to know more.

His only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin implying 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.
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Good read. Lots of action. Reminds me of early Ludlum
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fun read - if you liked The Da Vinci Code, you'll enjoy this.
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This is a great story with a flavor of the Davinci Code. You'll enjoy it.
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The is the best of Steve Berry. Easy read, and even a bit of history thrown in.
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Very good, reminds me of the DaVinci code.
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A little farfetched, a little predictable, but a fun read especially if you like books like The Da Vinci Code.
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This is so much more exciting than the Davinci Code. It is constant action. It would be a great movie!
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This is very fast-paced. In many ways it is like Dan Brown's books (Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress, Deception Point.)
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Good example of the genre. Fast paced and full of history
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Great read!
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This is a "what if" book! After the fall of communism and a series of weak leaders, the Russian people have voted to bring back a tsar to be chosen from one of the distant relatives of Nicholas II. Mystery,action and suspense follow when it becomes known that Rasputin had left a prophecy that the murder of the Romanovs was not the last chapter in their story. Earth shattering implications for the future of a tasar and for Russia itself
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What if Russia decided to return to rule by the Czar - and was looking for a true descendent of the last Romanov Czar. This was a fascinating look back to the events of the Russian Revolution and the events surrounding the death of the Czar and his family, and an interesting modern day adventure that spans the globe.
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A terrific adventure
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If you love books written along the same lines as Dan Brown's books, you'll love this book. A great read, very thought provoking!
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A quick fun read for vacation time.
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very good! lots of info on russia
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Cross between John Grisham and Dan Brown
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Pretty good at the end, learned a lot about Russian History.
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After the fall of Communism, the Russian people vote to bring back the tsar. Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord is hired to find the last remaining decendants of Nicholas II. Using a cryptic utterance of Rasputin's, Miles finds both his life and Russia in great danger.
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Remember Tsar Romanov and his family who were brutally murdered in 1918? Was Anastasia among them? Interesting reading about the plot to cover up the knowledge of this horrific crime.
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The premise of the book was ridiculous and it also consisted almost entirely of escapes from death threatening situations.
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Who is the rightful next czar of Russia?
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Great mystery!