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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
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published August 31st 2004)
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Michelle S
Any ideas on why books aren't rated for language/content? Anyway, the story line was interesting enough but I stopped reading the book because of the language. Note to authors; "F-bombs" really aren't necessary to add emphasis to a situation, it just creates characters who lack the capacity to express themselves with any degree of intellegence
Mandy
I choose this book to read because it was about the Romanovs. There was brief time in my life where I was interested in the last czar's family so the title caught my eye. I'm still interested in the topic, just not to the same degree.

The action never stops in this book. I think that's something that appeals to lots of readers. I don't always like the fast pace, but I have to admit, it does encourage you to continue reading.

Even though I've done my own research into the Romanovs, I have no idea
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Nikki
Didn't really like this book at all. The only reason I kept reading was because I found some of the story that was actually about the Romanovs fairly interesting. If a book has either the Romanovs, Cesare Borgia, ancient Greece/Rome, or Arthurian legend, chances are...I'll like it. So it is saying a lot that I didn't like this book.

If you like formulaic conspiracy books (a la Da Vinci Code) it is possible you might like it. But I hate those kinds of books. Small people caught up in something bi
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Pam
I enjoyed reading friends on goodreads reviews. I am also a Russian history nut and have traveled to St Petersburg and the Peter and Paul Fortress. This was such a fast paced intriging book that I read it in a couple of days. I think the mystery surrounding the missing children's bodys will never be solved. So, we have our wonderful imaginations to keep us interested.

By the way, I found the Amber room not as exciting. I have seen the real Amber room and and the privilege to speak with a Russian
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Meann
Like Dan Brown, Steve Berry is a guilty pleasure kind of read for me. And for the record, I don’t care much about historical accuracy (or inaccuracy, in Brown’s case,) I just like alternate history and the way these authors spin their stories.

I’ve read only 2 other books by Berry so far: The Amber Room and The Venetian Betrayal. I’ve come to like Cotton Malone as a protagonist in Venetian, so it took a while to adjust to someone different, like Miles Lord here in The Romanov Prophecy.

I got used
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Cameron


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
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Amanda
Feb 16, 2009 Amanda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History Buffs
A decent entry in the historical action/adventure genre. The plot line was, for the most part predictable, but there were a few twists (Berry took a completely different direction by the book's end than I thought he was going to take, which I appreciated) . The characters were one dimensional (as they tend to be in such books--the interest comes from the quest, not the people involved in it). However, the history of the Romanovs and Berry's unique take on the prophecies of Rasputin were fascinat ...more
Koorihime-sama
Checked out from the library.

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5 out of 5


After the Russian citizens votes to bring back the monarchy, it is up to Miles Lord, a lawyer from Atlanta, to make sure there is nothing in his client’s, Stefan Baklanov, background that will take the throne away from him. It was just an ordinary assignment until gunmen try to kill him on the city plaza, and now, he has to figure out why they are after him. He does some research and through reading Rasputin’s writings, he discovers that there
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Kaycee Sapinoso
SHOCKING. WONDERFULLY WRITTEN. AND ENTHRALLING.

This is the first book by Steve Berry that I've ever read. Being somewhat of a history buff, I enjoyed this book. And knowing that this book is about what happened to the Romanovs got me really interested.

Over the years, Imperial Russia has intrigued the entire Nation about the ruthless execution of the royal family, about the sole survivor; it’s really mind boggling that the masterful Steve Berry unravels for his readers.

Miles Lord, an Afro-America
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Julie
I’ve read all of Barry’s books and this one was a favorite because of the subject matter. I absolutely devour anything relating to the Romanovs, fact and fiction, and this alternate history novel is a fun ride. What if Russia decided to reestablish the monarchy, a commission selecting a Romanov descendant to pick up where Tsar Nicholas II left off almost a century ago? Miles Lord is in Russia to determine whether the frontrunner has a clean slate, but during his research, he discovers a prophecy ...more
Juliet Doubledee
Full of suspense and action, this book is well worth the time it takes to read. Set in post-communist Russia as the citizens rally to re-enstate the Romanoff dynasty to rule them as their Tsar, the book opens with the main character Miles Lord witnessing the murder of his lunch partner. Lord, an Afro-American laywer assigned to do a background check on one of the close relatives of former Tsar Nicholas II, assumes that the Russian lawyer he was lunching with was the target of a mob hit. As the b ...more
Lígia Teixeira
Há anos que este autor esperava a sua vez pacientemente na minha pilha de livros por ler. Tendo que escolher uma das suas obras, para mim a base desta era irresistível, dado que tenho um certo fascínio por tudo o que envolve uma parte da história russa, principalmente a época dos czares e o mistério que envolve os acontecimentos em redor da família Romanov.

Tendo já lido as obras de Robert Alexander que se debruçam sobre o mesmo tema, deparar com uma obra que associava um thriller no presente ao
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Billy
Let me just say that I know nothing about Russia (except what I wrote in a report for 4th grade), yet this book was wonderful.
Even with all the history, the backstory, the politics, Steve Berry pulls off a wonderful thriller.
I have become very interested in the history of the Romanovs and Russia since finishing this book a few weeks ago. I have become a permanent fan of Steve Berry; I have read his 2 of his other works (3rd Secret, Templar Legacy) and can't wait to read The Amber Room.
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Ned
I continue my illogical and inexplicable fascination with Russian history with this historical novel based on The Romanov dynasty. In the last decade, I have read dozens of books, novels and historical texts about Russia and the Soviet Union -- with a bizarre emphasis on the early secretive Soviet Space program. I have no clue how I developed this passion.

This is one of Steve Berry's early novels. His writing has since improved but the story here is quite good, once you cut him some slack about
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April
After realizing that poorly written historical conspiracy thrillers were my guilty pleasure (thanks Dan Brown!) I picked up this novel about the end of the Romanov dynasty and the mystery surrounding the two youngest children whose bodies were not found along with the others in 1979. (This novel - published in 2004 - goes heavily into the 'what if' of Alexie and Anastasia surviving, which would have been more fun for me had I not known all the time that their remains were eventually found in 200 ...more
Travis Smith
I have become a huge Steve Berry fan after reading all of his Cotton Malone books. So I decided that I would go back and read his earlier works. At first I wasn’t to sure weather or not I would like them simply because Cotton Malone wasn’t the main character. However that wasn’t the case with this book. I enjoyed this book just as much as the Malone ones. It was interesting to read the same writing style as that series but with a different character, it was almost refreshing. I thought the main ...more
C.J.
This was the first Steve Berry novel I've read and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot is fast moving and contains a significant amount of Russian history and culture considering this is a thriller.

Some people might find the plot a bit straightforward. For those needing a complex plot to analyze, this probably isn't the right book. But the book moves along quickly through a DaVinci Code like search for clues to an ancient mystery. The author also weaves a plausible and compelling
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Randy Christopher
This was my first Steve Berry book I have read. It was a Christmas gift from my wife, and she knew I liked books such as this. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Throw in action, great characters, and a thrill a minute and you definitely have my attention. This book was obviously about the Romanov family who was executed. This book delves into the notion that not all of the Romanovs were killed. It is intriguing, yet probably not likely. The Russian history was interesting and the ...more
Angie
I enjoyed this suspense/mystery/thriller with a historical bend. These kinds of books are a nice change of pace from what I usually read, so that's probably why I enjoy the few I do read. I have long been fascinated with the Romanov family and the tragedy of their eventual demise, and recently have been listening to /reading a nonfiction book on the family & Russia itself at that time. I got so interested in it, that I went through my book shelves and pulled a few fictional stories about the ...more
Amber
This was a fantastical what-if story that really kept the pages turning quickly. I love that Steve Berry incorporates a lot of factual history and traditions into his storylines. He is a quality writer with a keen imagination.

I still feel sorry for the Tsar and his family every time I read an account about thier last days in the House of Special Purpose.
Isabel
This isn’t a book. It’s a descriptive american movie script. A + for being generic, and what I mean by generic is following some sort of guideline to write a novel, as if he was taking a test and not writing a book. Which is a shame because the Romanovs are actually fascinating.
Michael
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Rebecca
Well, this was...unexpected. I picked it up based solely on the word "Romanov" in the title, but based on all of the Dan Brown comparisons, I didn't expect it to be so...intelligent. (For the record, I think Dan Brown is a vastly overrated author.) While I can't vouch for the authenticity of every description, as a Romanov history junkie, most of felt real and followed what I knew. It's hard to do an intelligent thriller, most authors erring on either one side or the other, but I was really impr ...more
Encruzilhadas Literárias
Confesso que a história de Anastasia sempre me atraiu, desde pequena, muito em parte devido à versão fantasiada que deu origem a um filme de animação aqui há uns anos. Depois disso fui vendo vários documentários e reportagens sobre ela e os Romanov, assim como sobre Rasputine. Por isso, quando deitei mãos a este livro, tive de o trazer comigo.

A narrativa é fluída e as acções sucedem-se com uma grande rapidez. Existe um equilíbrio bastante agradável entre factos passados e presentes, com bons ele
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Jill Manske
Another great adventure from Steve Berry, full of intrigue, mysteries, secrets and betrayals. I've always had a fascination with the Romanovs and their tragic deaths. Berry brings that entire period to life, with a level of detail that could only come from intensive research. One of the things I love about Berry's books is that his author's notes informs readers about the facts in the story as well as his literary license to imagine. As the dust cover suggests, The Romanov Prophecy is a little b ...more
Teo Hoppe
Nov 12, 2014 Teo Hoppe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Teo by: Stephen Libarnes
This is an interesting and enjoyable work of fiction. As with all of the author's works, there is a historical thread that runs through it. Here, the Russian people, sick of its weak post-communist governments, have boldly decided that is time to restore the Romanovs to the throne. Yes, it is time to bring back the tsar.

Having made this monumental decision, the Russians, through a duly selected Tsar Commission, are going to choose their tsar from the distant blood relatives of Nicholas II, the l
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Margaret Schwind
I wanted to like this book. I really did. And admittedly, enjoyment of the story overall may have been a bit tainted by the knowledge that the missing remains of two of the children of Nicholas and Alexandra were located in 2008 and have since been reunited with the rest of their murdered family (not to mention the belief when the remains were originally discovered that one of the missing was the Grand Duchess Maria and not her younger sister, Anastasia). But there were so many other problems wi ...more
Oscura
Avrei dato volentieri un voto più alto a questo romanzo, che è avvincente e scorrevole e soprattutto ha il pregio di costruire la sua trama non sull'ennesimo ritrovamento di Vangeli di Gesù, della Maddalena, ecc. o sui superinflazionati ed onnipresenti Templari. Purtroppo ci sono due nei. In primis i personaggi sono piatti, piattissimi, privi di qualsivoglia caratterizzazione, e talvolta stupidissimi (non faccio esempi per non rivelare la trama). E secondo, ma per me veramente grave, si auspica ...more
Ana Luisa
Um livro recomendado a pessoas que gostem de livros com bastante mistério e suspense.
O conteúdo tornasse muito interessante, pois o seu principal assunto é um dos maiores mistérios do nosso tempo. Ainda hoje,apesar de terem encontrado as desaparecidas ossadas de Alexei e Anastacia, persiste a crença que existirá ainda um herdeiro Romanov pronto a tomar o trono usurpado pelos bolcheviques! Os leitores que gostaram dos livros de Dan Brown, com certeza que iram "devorar" as páginas de "A Profecia R
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Gils
Miles Lord is an Atlanta lawyer who has always been fascinated with the Russian culture. He took a job with a prominent international firm and found himself assisting in helping to determine Russia's future Czar. The country has decided that enough is enough and they wish to bring back the rulers of old. But who do they choose? A Romanov descendent of course, which is how Miles finds himself in trouble.

Miles is researching the possible candidates for the new ruler and stumbles across the story o
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