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The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel

by Steve Berry

Random House Publishing Group | November 27, 2007 | Trade Paperback

The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel is rated 4.2727 out of 5 by 11.
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 event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles’ job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles’ concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.

Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know more–most important, what really happened to the family of Russia’s last tsar?

His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs’ story . . . and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecy’s implications are earth-shattering–not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.

Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 1.1 in

Published: November 27, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345504399

ISBN - 13: 9780345504395

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Author Challenge #1 Steve Berry represents the first new author I have read in an effort to complete my "New Author Challenge" which was issued a week or two ago. And, fortunately for me, he did not disappoint. I am fascinated by the Russian Revolution and the sad fate of the Romanovs, and Berry's novel explores the possibility of the line surviving the massacre and coming forward in the present day. The action was constant and I liked the Miles Lord character because he was human and made human mistakes (like falling for the bad guys' trap). While the novel did not blow me away, I did pick up more of Berry's works, and plan to read them in the future.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Alexi and Anastasia survived the massacre? There were seemingly 2 bodies missing from that pit dug up from the 90's, which DNA tests show to be that of the royal family. And so this author picks up the fascinating plot and weaves his magic......riddles a la Da Vinci Code, double cross, murder and mayhem. Typical Steve Berry. Another must read.
Date published: 2009-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling and Accurate - FANTASTIC! Based in the United States and Russia, the people of Russia have elected a 17 member tsar commission to elect a new tsar of all Russia. However, many of these elected members have been "purchased" to select a particular candidate. One man - Miles Lord - has discovered information about a possible surviving heir, based on writings by Vladimir Lenin and Alexandra. Only the "raven and the eagle" can locate this possible heir. A thrilling and accurate novel, I must say.
Date published: 2008-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intresting Concept and Execution Not a bad read, it certainly swallowed a few of my nights. This was the first Steve Berry novel I read and it made me check out his other works. Well paced and a good balance of dialogue and narration, I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoyed The Da Vinci Code or any other adventure book. Cheers!
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting and Educational! I have always been fascinated with the stories of the Russian family (Anastasia etc...). So, when I came across this book, I was really excited to read it. Using fact and fiction, the author offers a unique perspective on Russian history. I found the novel to be very interesting and exciting- a real page turner!
Date published: 2007-06-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun, quick read It was an entertaining, easy read. If you are interested in a more in-depth and better written fact/fiction novel, then I would highly recommend the Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.
Date published: 2007-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing ! I found this book when I was in my english class one day. Previous to noticing the book, I read "The Third Secret" by Steve Berry and thought it was the best book I have ever read. Now, after reading "The Romanov Prophecy" I am a Steve Berry fan for life. I just received "The Amber Room" for christmas and I can not wait to read that! I love it.
Date published: 2006-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unputdownable Goodbye Dan Brown and hello Steve Berry. I've read all of Brown's novels but not one of them captured me into reading it in one night. I finished this book in 4 hours and since then i have read it 3 times. Mr. Berry I am your fan!
Date published: 2006-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down if you loved the Davinci Code and Angels and Demons you will love this book. Lots of action twists and turns. made me want to learn more about the underlying history .
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A "Dan Brown" type story. The novel is action packed and the plot is full of villians, great characters, suspense and seeks to unfold one of the geat mysteries of our time.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of your seat thriller! 1 word - WOW! O.K., 2 words - WOW! BLOODY! This book is great for anyone who is NOT squeemish as it starts off extremely violent, getting blood pumping and imagination running rampant right from page 2. At parts, the gore in the book is slightly disturbing (like at the very beginning) as the author is fairly descriptive, however, he doesn't go overboard. His saving grace is the fact that Miles Lord, the protagonist, is just as disgusted by it. I read this book almost straight through to the end, only stopping to sleep and drive (yes, I even read it at work - it was that good!) This book puts Dan Brown to shame. It was a much more thrilling chase, more deception, betrayal, and a great twist. After reading two books from both Dan Brown and Steve Berry, I can wholeheartedly say that Steve Berry is the better author. He was able to keep me guessing what the twist would be right up until he revieled it. Read this book, you won't (well, shouldn't!) be disappointed!!!!!
Date published: 2006-06-02

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The Romanov Prophecy: A Novel

by Steve Berry

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 1.1 in

Published: November 27, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345504399

ISBN - 13: 9780345504395

About the Book

The cryptic question of what really happened to Russia's royal family on July 16, 1918, is answered in this sensational bestseller that is predicated on Rasputin's prophecy that the murder of the Romanovs was not the final chapter in their story.

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ONE moscow, the present tuesday, october 12 1:24 pm In fifteen seconds Miles Lord’s life changed forever. He first saw the sedan. A dark blue Volvo station wagon, the tint so deep that it appeared black in the bright midday sun. He next noticed the front tires cutting right, weaving a path around traffic on busy Nikolskaya Prospekt. Then the rear window, reflective as a mirror, descended, and a distorted reflection of the surrounding buildings was replaced by a dark rectangle pierced by the barrel of a gun. Bullets exploded from the gun. He dived flat. Screams arose around him as he slammed onto the oily pavement. The sidewalk was packed with afternoon shoppers, tourists, and workers, all now lunging for cover as lead raked a trail across the weathered stone of Stalinist-era buildings. He rolled over and looked up at Artemy Bely, his lunch companion. He’d met the Russian two days back and taken him to be an amicable young lawyer with the Justice Ministry. Lawyer to lawyer they’d eaten dinner last night and breakfast this morning, talking of the new Russia and the great changes coming, both marveling at being part of history. His mouth opened to shout a warning, but before he could utter a sound Bely’s chest erupted and blood and sinew splattered on the plate-glass window beyond. The automatic fire came with a constant rat-tat-tat that reminded him of old gangster movies. The plate glass gave way and jagged shards crashed to the sidewalk. Bely’s b
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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 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 event. After the fall of Communism and a succession of weak governments, the Russian people have voted to bring back the monarchy. The new tsar will be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II by a specially appointed commission, and Miles’ job is to perform a background check on the Tsarist candidate favored by a powerful group of Western businessmen. But research quickly becomes the least of Miles’ concerns when he is nearly killed by gunmen on a city plaza.

Suddenly Miles is racing across continents, shadowed by nefarious henchmen. At first, his only question is why people are pursuing him. But after a strange conversation with a mysterious Russian, who steers Miles toward the writings of Rasputin, he becomes desperate to know more–most important, what really happened to the family of Russia’s last tsar?

His only companion is Akilina Petrov, a Russian circus performer sympathetic to his struggle, and his only guide is a cryptic message from Rasputin that implies that the bloody night of so long ago is not the last chapter in the Romanovs’ story . . . and that someone might even have survived the massacre. The prophecy’s implications are earth-shattering–not only for the future of the tsar and mother Russia, but also for Miles himself.

Steve Berry, national bestselling author of the phenomenal thriller The Amber Room, once again delves into rich historical fact to produce an explosive page-turner. In The Romanov Prophecy, the authentic and the speculative meld into a fascinating and exceptionally suspenseful work of fiction.


From the Hardcover edition.

From the Jacket

Praise for Steve Berry

The Romanov Prophecy
“READERS WHO ENJOY THE BOOKS OF DAN BROWN AND DANIEL SILVA WILL ENJOY THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, TOO. This is a wild roller-coaster ride, with explosive action and compelling suspense, delving into one of the great mysteries of our time.”
–SHARON KAY PENMAN, author of Time and Chance

The Amber Room
“SEXY, ILLUMINATING, AND CONFIDENT . . . a globe-trotting treasure hunt packed with exotic locales, sumptuous art, and ruthless villains.
Steve Berry writes with the self-assured style of a veteran.”
–DAN BROWN, author of The Da Vinci Code

“COMPELLING . . . ADVENTURE-FILLED . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale of long-lost treasure and shadowy bad guys.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“MAGNIFICENTLY ENGROSSING, with wonderful characters and a plot that speeds, twists, and turns. Pure intrigue, pure fun.”
–CLIVE CUSSLER


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Lincoln Myth, The King’s Deception, The Columbus Affair, The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room . His books have been translated into 40 languages with more than 18,000,000 copies in 51 countries.   History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s this passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, that led them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Since 2009 Steve and Elizabeth have traveled across the country to save endangered historic treasures, raising money via lectures, receptions, galas, luncheons, dinners, and their popular writers’ workshops. To date, nearly 2,500 students have attended those workshops. In 2012 their work was recognized by the American Library Association, which named Steve the first spokesman for National Preservation Week. He was also appointed by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board to help promote and support the libraries in their mission to provide information in all forms to scientists, curators, scholars, students, and the public at large. He has received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award and the 2013 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers . Hi
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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Steve Berry

The Romanov Prophecy
“READERS WHO ENJOY THE BOOKS OF DAN BROWN AND DANIEL SILVA WILL ENJOY THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, TOO. This is a wild roller-coaster ride, with explosive action and compelling suspense, delving into one of the great mysteries of our time.”
–SHARON KAY PENMAN, author of Time and Chance

The Amber Room
“SEXY, ILLUMINATING, AND CONFIDENT . . . a globe-trotting treasure hunt packed with exotic locales, sumptuous art, and ruthless villains.
Steve Berry writes with the self-assured style of a veteran.”
–DAN BROWN, author of The Da Vinci Code

“COMPELLING . . . ADVENTURE-FILLED . . . a fast-moving, globe-hopping tale of long-lost treasure and shadowy bad guys.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“MAGNIFICENTLY ENGROSSING, with wonderful characters and a plot that speeds, twists, and turns. Pure intrigue, pure fun.”
–CLIVE CUSSLER


From the Hardcover edition.
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