The history books say I died.
They don’t know the half of it.
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.
Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.
Did you see that?!? It’s a historical fantasy retelling of ANASTASIA!!!
Nadine Brandes once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the author of the award-winning Out of Time Series & Fawkes and her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she’s not busy writing novels about bold living, she’s adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. She and her Auror husband live in a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.
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EEEP!!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!!
What about you? What interests you most about Romanov? What’s your fave part of the cover?
What an intriguing premise, and that cover is gorgeous! It’s going on my TBR pile immediately. ?
I love the animated version of Anastasia. I took a college class that was devoted solely to the Russian Revolution (with a balding, middle-age professor who, contrary to the evidence and what he officially had to teach, believed that the animated film has it right and Anastasia ran off with a peasant and lived happily ever after in obscurity). Anyway, this is a subject that I love. Great cover, and sounds like a marvelous story!
This cover is beautiful – it immediately invokes an Eastern European feel with the dark, rich colors and “onion dome” building. Last summer I read the (general market) book I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon and was fascinated to learn more about the legend surrounding the Romanov family!