Maxim doesn't remember his parents, but he has no doubt who his family is. When Russia's royal family rescued him, he became one of their own: a secret member of their family, in name, if not in blood. On July 17, 1918, he watches in horror as the Romanovs are executed before his eyes. Helpless to stop it and terrified for his own life, he clings to an impossible rumor: the youngest grand duchess Anastasia lives.
The last memory Anastasia has is of a man whisking her away, the smell of magic, blood, and gunpowder coating her every thought. She’s survived, but a life with her captors--nothing more than a political pawn as they make “Erase the Romanovs” their war-cry--isn't one worth living.
Can Maxim stop them? Can he free her? Can they survive a deadly cat-and-mouse game across Russia to keep his dear Anastasia alive?
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