The Diamond Secret
After the Russian Revolution, Empress Marie, the czar’s mother, who escaped to Paris, offers a reward for the return of her missing granddaughter, the princess Anastasia. Eager to collect the large sum, two friends hatch a plan to fool Empress Marie and convince Nadya, a mischievous and... show more
After the Russian Revolution, Empress Marie, the czar’s mother, who escaped to Paris, offers a reward for the return of her missing granddaughter, the princess Anastasia. Eager to collect the large sum, two friends hatch a plan to fool Empress Marie and convince Nadya, a mischievous and quick-witted kitchen girl at a Russian tavern, to accompany them to France. Nadya resembles the famous Anastasia, but can’t remember her life before the revolution. Eager for the future, Nadya and her new friends venture across Europe, discovering new terrain of friendship, family, and love.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Fairy Tale Retellings
Series: Once Upon A Time Fairytales
As much as I enjoyed reading this book, I still felt it was missing something. While it was very similar to the cartoon movie, I'm not to sure that was the problem.Most everyone knows the story of the Russian princess who might have escaped the murder of the Romanov family. Nadya, doesn't remember a...
2.5 stars. A retelling of "Anastasia" which, while not a fairytale, is a great story. I absolutely love the Fox Animation movie done in the 90's and The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia"is a complete knock off of "Anastasia" Sure, names are changed and events play out slightly differently a...
The cartoon is so much better. This "version" wasn't necessarily bad, but it wasn't really good either. It's just there.
I love the story of Anastasia and the Once Upon a Time series has been on my TBR list for a long while, so I was really glad to get a hold of this book.I loved that the novel was more historically accurate than the movie, and I loved the more in depth view of the characters - especially Ivan. I wis...
Nadya has no recollection of her past before the asylum. She has always wondered who she was, but never had the chance to find out -- until now.Two men named Ivan and Sergei show up saying that they believe she is the Dowager Empress Anastasia. She finds it hard to believe, but she goes anyway becau...