The Lost Souls of Angelkov

The Lost Souls of Angelkov

Book - 2012
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From one of Canada's finest historical novelists, an intricately woven story of revenge, deception, love and redemption set against the turbulent social upheavals of 1860s Russia.
For Antonina, the wife of a wealthy Russian landowner, the world falls apart one cold spring afternoon when her husband takes her little boy, Misha, out riding. Set upon by kidnappers on horseback, the boy is stolen and the count wounded. Beautiful, musical and sheltered, Antonina is at first stunned and grief-stricken, then helpless as the count sickens and dies.
Desperate, and surrounded by serfs and servants unsettled by the collapse of the old order, Antonina turns to Grisha, the estate steward, for help in getting her son back. He is a man of relentless competence and ambition, and she is drawn to his strength, unaware that he is both driven and crippled by secrets he hoped he'd left behind him in the land of his birth, Siberia. In her search for her lost boy, Antonina faces betrayals that are literally murderous, and finds strengths she had no idea she possessed as she wanders the crumbling halls of Angelkov, pitting her wits against people turned erratic and cruel. In the end, her fate, and the fate of her son, hangs on the way love can sometimes transform even the deepest of hatreds.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307361592
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOL
Characteristics: 541 p. ; 21 cm.


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Mar 10, 2018

Interesting story. I couldn't put down this book.

Sep 27, 2012

Great book. Highly recommend

Sep 23, 2012

If you like historical dramas, this is an excellent choice. Having never read about the serfs and the nobility of the 19th century in Russia, this book was extremely informative and clearly illustrates how and why the Russian people eventually got rid of their tsar. The author, Linda Holeman, has a wonderful writing style and, although the book has well over five hundred pages, it was easy to read in less than three days. Highly recommended.

Aug 12, 2012

This was very good reading. Descriptive of life in Russia and loyality of the servants.

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