Summary: From the author of the national bestseller The Kitchen Boy comes a gripping historical novel about imperial Russia's most notorious figure Called "brilliant" by USA Today , Robert Alexander's historical novel The Kitchen Boy swept readers back to the doomed world of the Romanovs. His latest masterpiece once again conjures those turbulent days in a fictional drama of extraordinary depth and suspense. In the wake of the Russian Revolution, Maria Rasputin-eldest of the Rasputin children-recounts her infamous father's final days, building a breathless narrative of intrigue, excess, and conspiracy that reveals the shocking truth of her father's end and the identity of those who arranged it. What emerges is a nail-biting, richly textured new take on one of history's most legendary episodes. .
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Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Known as the "mad monk"; had a close relationship with Czar Nicholas II; able to heal people; confidante to the Empress Alexandria; wandering peasant; holy man; charismatic; drinking and womanizing caused a scandal in Russian society; killed by aristocrats who feared his influence.
Rasputin's daughter; fiery; interrogated by the government on details of her father's death; determined to protect her father.