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The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
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Aug 14, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: Historical Fiction Lovers
Read in November, 2007

This little book packed a powerful punch! The author built an amazing tale from the mystery surrounding the execution of Tsar Nikolai, the last Tsar of Russia, and his family. Extremely suspenseful, ominous, and mysterious through to the last page. Particularly impressive considering the bulk of the story took place within limited space (a house in Siberia), time (approximately 2 weeks), with limited action (the family was under house arrest), and a known ending (telling you they are executed does not ruin the story). If the topic catches your eye in the least, I'd highly recommend this quick and engaging read as one with powerful character and story line development.
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