The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov Prophecy

A Novel

Book - 2005
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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
After the Russian people vote to bring back the Tsar, to be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, attorney Miles Lord heads for Moscow to perform a background check on one of the candidates, but his assignment turns unexpectedly dangerous.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780345504395
9780345460066
0345460065
Characteristics: xvi, 387 p. : map ; 18 cm

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BlueHippo
Mar 04, 2015

I enjoyed the subject and the characters. I must say though, the main character, Miles Lord, was pretty slow figuring out who his main enemy was! Of course, then there would have been no story! "Mind candy" read but good historical detail makes the Steve Berry books great reads! I always enjoy Mr. Berry's comments about what is fact and what is fiction, too.

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ADWithrow
Dec 18, 2013

I liked this book. It was a really cool idea and was written well.

The story of the Romanov's is well known and has been explored frequently. But I enjoyed the modern twist of having the tsar returned to the throne in a modern Russia.

The lead character was interesting and believable. But there were times that his gullibility was frustrating. Occasionally the trust he showed stretched the imagination a bit too far. Akilina was a great character. She had a lot of fire and spirit and was fun to follow through the story.

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VRMurphy
Apr 24, 2013

Meh. First chapter not sufficiently intriguing or well-written that I wanted to read any further.

Dimmu16 Jul 03, 2012

I really really loved this book! I am a major history girl and i can see that berry did some real research. I also find that he did a good job on making sure it worked in a way it maybe could have been real, Sadly it isn't. Rest in peace.

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FancyFace
Dec 04, 2011

Loved loved this book!!! Steve Amber def has me as a fan of his work. I am on to book 3. Love this historical facts that are tied into the story!!

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rahmmie
Sep 29, 2011

Not a very good book. Despite the great historical background, the plot just never took off

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ellensrl
Aug 04, 2011

Interesting read because of the historical facts attached to it. Made me searched a little bit of the people involved during the Romanov era.

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seaspirit
Oct 10, 2007

The plot is somewhat unbelievable.

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Dimmu16 Jul 10, 2012

Violence: There is a lot of death and shootings.

Dimmu16 Jul 10, 2012

Coarse Language: Well to make a good book sometimes you need to swear. It isn't all bad just a few f*cks.

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Dimmu16 Jul 10, 2012

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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