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On the morning of July 17, 1874, the Royal family awaits their individual fates. The day before, the revolutionary party commandant had decreed their deaths, but a plea by Emperor Stanislaus will possibly save them.

Revolution, hope, innocence, faith
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From the first page, your analogy of the shock hitting her like a hammer is very powerful. When you mention the nail and coffin, the tragedy hits home. I can almost feel her sense of disbelief. This is such a sad story. It is filled with the promise of what might have been.

I've heard the story of Anastasia before. Some people believe she survived and became Anna Anderson. I find this idea fascinating. I love historical... Show more


Thanks Melissa:)
I read a book several years ago titled, "The Last Days of the Romanovs" by Helen Rappaport, an account of what happened during those horrifying last months. Particularly tragic and horrifying was the last day--the slaughter, and it was exactly that. I tried to... Show more

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that shows how low the human race can sink. Humans are meant to be reasoning, thinking animals, but we are so often seen to not be the most evolved species on earth. And your written piece shows the vast gap between the good and bad. Good writing Patrick.

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Hannah, Beth, and everyone. The fact that you all read and commented does my heart good. The story, BASED on factual events, was difficult for me to write. I nearly wept when I read the historical account of the Romanov family's murders. I could not do the horror of it justice.

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Thanks for the lesson Pat. And I mean the beautifully crafted writing as well as the history.

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Crying.... Thank you.

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Paper Planes

Pat, you've done it again. The Russian royal family -- and more to the point, their demise -- has always fascinated me, and you've done an amazing job of portraying it. Voted without hesitation, of course!

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What a wonderful version of fiction history...oh wait that's fictory isn't it? Anyway well done and deserving of my vote. Good luck Patrick!

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Although, I do not understand much on history, unless it has to do with a haunted building, but I do like the story, and I feel sad for the family.

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I want to thank each and every one of you publicly for having read and commented on my book. Every writer wants his/her work to be applauded. It touches my heart that you've done so here, on this page, where it really counts.
Thanks you so much.

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