A WINTER SERPENT - Aileen Armitage
This time out, Armitage tells the story of Rasputin, the mad Russian unholy holy man, who became the confidant of the Tsar and Tsarina, an association which resulted in his death. Armitage sticks to the historical facts and leaves it up to us to judge. This is not a scholarly biography, but a historical novel with fictional and nonfictional characters. Armitage manages to present Rasputin's colorful life in under 200 pages (large print pages at that). I was captivated by the story, and once I finished went on-line to find out more about Rasputin.
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