I liked this book. It was a really cool idea and was written well.
The story of the Romanov's is well known and has been explored frequently. But I enjoyed the modern twist of having the tsar returned to the throne in a modern Russia.
The lead character was interesting and believable. But there were times that his gullibility was frustrating. Occasionally the trust he showed stretched the imagination a bit too far. Akilina was a great character. She had a lot of fire and spirit and was fun to follow through the story.