Combining stunning writing with a keen talent for storytelling, Robert Alexander uncovers more of the compelling Romanov drama and intrigue for his many readers and all fans of historical fiction.When tsarist soldiers fire at a group of peaceful village protestors and kill his young bride, Pavel dedicates his life to overthrowing the Romanovs. Pavel's underground group assassinates the Grand Duke, changing the life of the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta forever.Grief-stricken, Elisavyeta gives up her wealth and becomes a nun dedicated to the poor people of Russia. When revolution finally sweeps Russia, she is the last Romanov captured, ripped from her abbey in the middle of the night and shuttled to Siberia. It is here, in a distant wood on a moonlit eve, that Pavel is left to decide her fate.More
"[A] robust historical....The author's extensive knowledge of Russia allows him to invigorate the narrative with telling details that bring the aristocrat Ella, who eventually became an Orthodox saint, convincingly to life....this is a compelling journey through momentous events that wraps up with a fine, deeply moving finale." (Publishers Weekly)
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Excellent historical novel.
An introductory reading to the life of Ella.
An entire life story in few hours.
"The life and death of Ella grand duchess of Russia" by Christopher Warwick it's also a complete biography of her life well documented and more detailed.
Fine but British spoken accent is more "understandable" for foreign readers.
Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich because of his mysterious personality. There is nothing written about him based on his personal writings.
I think this book is a good introduction to the life of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna.
- CRISTINA C.