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A Thin Thread
of Destiny

A Novel
by Lara Prodan

Romanov Family: When, How, Why?

Nowadays we have a lot of ways to entertain ourselves. However, books still are among the best companions for every person. They easily help us to dive into the world of unique creatures, castles, space travels… and even travel in time! We can cry and laugh with books. And, of course, we live characters’ lives with them. Sometimes you just want to spend the whole day sitting with your book to forget your own issues. At the same time, mind that you should be quite attentive while choosing a book you want to read. There are lots of those which are not worth even opening. That’s why today we are going to recommend you a perfect one.

A beautiful novel by Lara Prodan has caught everybody’s attention. ‘A Thin Thread Of Destiny’ is the story of love, revenge and misery. You can find almost everything you want here. This is not only the story of one family; all events show the great history of Russia. Definitely, it shouldn’t be forgotten. Moreover, while reading it, you will become a part of the real investigation. So, this novel will suit everyone’s taste. Moreover, if you are interested in prominent events and people of the World War I epoch, this novel will give you a perfect opportunity to get to know more about them.

Actually, the royal family of Romanovs was mentioned several times in the novel. What should we know about them? The only well-known fact is that all this family fell victims of the new regime. The Tsar, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by Bolsheviks led by Yakov Yurovsky under the orders of the Ural Soviet. Nicolas II had little children, but nobody cared about their age. Most historians state the whole family were not guilty at all. Unfortunately, it was a peculiarity of that time – all those who were not necessary or were dangerous for the new power were killed or sent to prisons. Can you even imagine how it was to live during that times?

The morning started terribly. All the family was sent to the cellar room. They expected they would be sent somewhere, and even the Tsar didn’t know about the main reason of Yurovsky’s presence. The family heard the words that were absolutely bewildering.

“Nikolai Alexandrovich, in view of the fact that your relatives are continuing their attack on Soviet Russia, the Ural Executive Committee has decided to execute you”.

The only thing Nicolas could say was ‘What?’. And after that the hell started. Children were trying to protect themselves by pillows, but soft beddings could not prevent them from being stabbed to death. They were all killed. The crowd was told about the accident only two days later. Some were really happy – but there were a lot of those who started to doubt the necessity of a new, so cruel, regime.

Still, it was the start of the new era in the Russian history. Anyway, there was a lot of good and bad things during this époque. Yet, now the new page of history is being written. We should do our best to avoid such cruelty and powerlessness of people in future. We believe that humanity is going to be better. This is we who has to make these steps to the better future. Everything depends on us.