Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

Janel’s #CBR4 Review #7: The Romanove Prophecy by Steve Berry

I heard author Steve Berry talk in Dallas in January and decided that I wanted to read some of his backlog.  I decided to focus on the two novels that weren’t part of his Cotton Malone series.  I found this book a good refresher on Romanov history.

I had a hard time believing that Miles Lord, a very resourceful lawyer, just trusted everyone.  Often times during the book being that trusting got him into trouble.  I can see how Steve Berry was influenced by Dan Brown throughout the book.  Miles and Akilina fulfilling Rasputin’s prophecy was just a little too convenient.  I do give Steve credit for bringing some of the action to the US and how the pieces of the puzzle had to stand up to the technical enhancements from the late 1800s.  I also appreciated that Steve explained what was real based on history versus his imagination at the end of the book.

Overall this book is great read and Steve Berry is a very engaging author to hear speak in person.


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