(PRWEB) October 12, 2009
In a week where Britain's "The Times" announced that Queen Victoria's family line was afflicted by an acute form of haemophilia - including granddaughter, Tsarina Alexandra - it is only fitting to make public long-suppressed speculation that the Last Tsar, as Nicholas II was commonly known, was not in fact the Last Tsar of Russia.
The recently-released novel, TSARINA offers an engaging historical account into another mystery - a scandal within the Royal House and revelations buried deep within the Bolshevik Government.
Not daring to suffer the indignation and mockery of Tsar Nicholas' rule while he is allegedly under influence, Russia forces his abdication and move into exile - only to offer the crown to his brother, Mikhail. This closely-guarded secret, combined with the burden of imperial rule, to prove too great for the brother, who stepped aside. Another brother inherits the crown and in doing so, positions his daughter, Arijana Valentina Fedorova as heir to the throne.
As niece of the Tsar, Arijana's own controversy stems from her relationship with the most reviled man in all of Russia, Grigori Rasputin and her unpopular premonitions which forewarn the fall of the Empire.
This deeply moving book will shock with its revelations, sadden with its brutality and uplift spirits with its honesty as it attempts to fill in the missing chapter in the history of Russia's most renowned royal family.
TSARINA is in bookstores now - just in time for Christmas!
More about the author:
With a B/A in English Literature from the prestigious Monash University, Melbourne-born author, Olivia C. Grosser's interest in writing was first piqued as a child when her love of reading inspired her to create works of her own.
Following on from the success of TSARINA, comes Olivia's 2010 release, the thrilling war-drama, THE GREAT WALTZ.
Similarly set during a pivotal time in Russia's turbulent history, THE GREAT WALTZ depicts how one brave German and three Russians set out to defy Stalin, Hitler and two armies; creating a legacy of bravery and courage that time could not dull.
With such exciting works on the horizon, this young author's future looks assured.
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