I tore through this book, as I have Mr. Alexander's other books of the same period. Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution are my favorite period in history and I will read just about anything with a connection to the period and the Russian Royal Family. This book was a satisfying book, and a very enjoyable read. I can't wait for the next installment in the not-series. I hope there will be another installment -- they are so well written and therefore easy to get lost in. This is the third day I have happily spent in Mr. Alexanders Tsarist Russia and I hope there are many more to come.