This book was well written. The characters were believable and likable. The author showed incredible attention to detail. I think the problem I faced was knowing the ultimate end of Grand Duke Michael, at least in our reality. Guess what? This is what I call a 'what if' book. What if Michael didn't die. What if he survived and lived on past the Russian Revolution of 1918. This book explores that possibility, and it feels almost 'real'. I could believe that, just perhaps, Michael did in fact survive. Definitely worth reading if you enjoy Russian Imperial history.
by DM Lawrence