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Publisher Description

Alexei Romanov, heir to the Russian throne, is in deadly danger.

It¹s 1916, the struggling Russian people are tired of war and are blaming their Romanov rulers for it, and some are secretly plotting to murder the young heir and his family. But nobody outside the palace knows that Alexei suffers from a terrible bleeding disease, hemophilia, which threatens to finish him off even before the family¹s enemies can. The only person able to help Alexei is the evil and powerful religious mystic Rasputin -- and now Rasputin is trying to kill him too! Desperate, Alexei flees through time to New York City in 2010, using a method taught to him by the mad monk himself.

In New York, Alexei meets smart and sassy Varda Rosenberg, and discovers she is a distant cousin. Varda is working on a gene therapy cure for hemophilia, as the disease still runs in the family. When Alexei learns that history shows that his entire family will be assassinated in 1918, he and Varda travel back in time to the Russian Revolution, with Rasputin hot on their heels. Will they be able to rescue Alexei¹s family before it¹s too late?

Staton Rabin lets Alexei tell his own riveting story in a rousing adventure with stunning surprises -- a movingly authentic look at royalty and revolution in the days of the tsars.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2009
October 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Margaret K. McElderry Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.5
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

15SNBUCK ,

This isn't what i wanted...

Look, this is a "cute" story, but your title is soooooooooo misleading. I wanted a book about the real story! The real curse that many still believe to be true. Not. Some fantasy book where Alexei travels to America. Seriously though, change your book name to "the Fantasy of the Romanov" or something.... I wanna learn about the Real family, not the imaginary lifestyle...

~Snoopy4Ever~ ,

Awesome

Love this book!

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