Romanov Prophecy

Book: The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry

"Russia is a country with an unpredictable past."

Synopsis: Atlanta lawyer Miles Lord is thrilled to be in Moscow for a such a momentous event: After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the tsar, who will be chosen from among the distant relatives of Nicholas II. Miles is assigned to perform a background check on one of the candidates, but research becomes the least of his concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza. Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, his only guide a cryptic utterance of Rasputin's implying that the infamous 1918 massacre of the Romanov family was not the last chapter in their story. The prophecy's implications are earth-shattering—not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles as well.

Book Notes: I've always had a fascination for Russian royalty. Maybe because growing up I loved the cartoon Anastasia and I have all their songs on my iTunes, except the one of Rasputin, I never fancied his song anyway. Or maybe because we were in high school and my section transformed our classroom into a Russian palace and we gave tours acting like we were Russian royalty. Or maybe because it is one of life's greatest mysteries and that in itself is enough to intrigue.

I love receiving book recommendations, and this one was sent to me by a friend. It was my first time to read anything by Steve Berry and its been a while since I've read anything from the mystery/thriller genre, so it was definitely a treat to find that this was one nail-biting page turner.

I thoroughly enjoyed the historical reference to the Romanovs and loved how clues were referenced to archived texts. The atmosphere was amazing and I felt myself racing with Miles as he dodged armed gunmen. Berry has definitely penned a classic thriller that brilliantly merged fact and fiction.


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