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I love historical fiction and ST CATHERINE'S CROWN is no different. The author plunges the reader back into old Russia. You can feel and "see" what the conditions and the lives were for the people trying to survive Lenin's nightmare. I had to keep reminding myself that this is a work of fiction not real. Real or not,the author did a great job at putting the reader into the story. In all fairness , there are a few spots in the book,not many where it got to be a little slow but all in all well worth the read if you love historical fiction.
reviewed and re-reviewed by historians, who, with a penchant for absolute accuracy, came up with many different
endings to their versions.
Russian history, a bloody, tragic period of unrelenting political humiliation and change, has given birth to
many stories, some regarding the family of deposed Czar Nicholas 11. He and his family, including his beautiful
Wife, the Czarina Alexandra and their five children, who were assassinated by invading communists.
This book, St.. Catherine's Crown, deals with the political turmoil, the unrelenting and barbaric acts of the Bolsheviks
And the debasement of the Russian people in a historical way, true to its real story.
The author brings out the beautiful character of beautiful Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the Czar and Czarina,
Who escaped the bullet of the assassins, according to some accounts.
Yet, he skillfully reveals the hate, greed and cruel intentions of those characters he has identified as enemies to
the former Russian kingdom and those who perished trying to save it.
The lust of those who would profit by finding the royal jewels including the glittering St. Catherine's Crown, leads
the reader through many heart-stopping pages.
My take on the question of whether or not it can be successful to inject fiction into a historical novel,
Is "Absolutely." The author created a fictional character, who lived among the patriots of her time in a remote
village in China, just across the country border from the USSR. Their fear of being discovered forced them into
their reclusive lives. Then their secret was exposed by a group of people who were trying to cash in on the Royal
jewels they heard were there. Their meeting with the Duchess, in disguise in the remote village, brought
many lives to their close. However, the charlatans among the group were dealt with as they deserved to be.
I will be reading this book with the rich tapestry of Russian history as its background over again.
I won this book on a goodreads.com giveaway.
Note to author: Write some more about other historical figures.