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It is the waning days of the Russian monarchy. A reckless man rules the land and his dragons rule the sky. Although the Tsar continues to send his reign of fire to scorch his enemies—Jews and Bolsheviks—instead he lays waste to his entire country.

Even dragons are cannot quell the conspiracies arising around the Tsar, from the ranks of the oppressed, political operatives, a
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Paperback, 192 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2019 by Tachyon Publications
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Jenia
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
The Last Tsar's Dragons is a novella I was pretty excited for, but one that unfortunately really disappointed.

The book is set in the months leading up to the Russian Revolution. Tsar Nikolai's dragons are being sent to slaughter Jews in the Russian Empire. At court, Rasputin and his enemies plot around each other as they try to influence the Tsar, while Tsaritsa Alexandra frets about her sickly son. Out in the countryside, Lev Bronstein -- more famously known as Leon Trotsky -- does his own fret
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Max
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Review to come closer to the publication date, about halfway june. :-)
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I am a fan of Yolen and Russian history but that's not really what this book is about. The dragons here are a Maguffin - really, this should have been named "The Last Tsar's Jews" because that is the only subject, thought, obsession, or interest of anyone in the book. And while there is nothing wrong with focusing on that topic, I was more interested in a book about the fall of the Russian Tzars and dragons, of course.

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Mel (Epic Reading)
eARC approved! Jane Yolen has quickly become one of my fave current ‘old-style’ writers of late. If that makes sense. (lol)
Jim
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Russian history has always been fascinating to me -- especially the Russian Revolution. Here Yolen and Stemple (her son) take on the "October Revolution" (dates are a bit fudged- read Yolen's notes at the end of the book), but in this tale, not only do the Cossacks harass the people (Jews), but the Tsar's dragons harass them as well. These are the last dragons known to exist and they follow the Tsar's instructions only.

But the Bolsheviks don't realize that one man--a Jew -- has discovered someth
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Tachyon Publications
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Jan 11, 2019
Elza B
Jan 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
I'm sorry, but is this not the premise of the Temeraire series (dragons with Napoleon) but in Russia?

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Thomas J.
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Mar 15, 2019
WS_BOOKCLUB
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Jane Yolen is an expert in dragons. She’s also a seasoned writer, having written children’s books (my youngest loves the “How Do Dinosaurs” book series), middle grade, and adult books. I was quite excited to read this mother-son team-up. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one.

That’s not to say I didn’t like it: there were many things that I felt were well done. The book switched back and forth between a few different narrators, one of which was Rasputin. He was an interesting figure in history so
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more