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  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    DNF I did not finish this book so I m not giving it a rating I can see that some might enjoy this book, so I ll give a brief summary of what I read See the punch line at the end of my review It s fast paced with a lot of action and just in time rescues of a damsel always in distress As an example of the writing style, we learn on page 6 that our heroine has been abandoned in a roadside tavern by her male companion and left alone in this dim, dirty, and distinctly malodorous sink of iniqu DNF I did not finish this book so I m not giving it a rating I can see that some might enjoy this book, so I ll give a brief summary of what I read See the punch line at the end of my review It s fast paced with a lot of action and just in time rescues of a damsel always in distress As an example of the writing style, we learn on page 6 that our heroine has been abandoned in a roadside tavern by her male companion and left alone in this dim, dirty, and distinctly malodorous sink of iniquity She has no money, no change of clothes, no papers Fortunately, just in the nick of time, the famous Turkish detective, Erast Fandorin, who happens to be in the tavern, comes to her rescue.Our heroine is a remarkably liberated Russian woman for her time The novel is set in 1877 during the war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire Having read that there are women doctors in the United States, she starts to train as one by helping a midwife but finds that she faints at the sight of blood She then trains to become Russia s first female telegraph operator She finds that boring with no possibility of advancement, so instead, becomes a stenographer.Then she returns to her village in Russia to be a teacher The only other teacher in her school is a young male They enjoy each other s company so much that they move to live in St Petersburg Their relationship is chaste, so they live in a two bedroom apartment, but, of course, have to tell the landlord they are married All is well until her male companion decides that their platonic relationship is defying the laws of nature and gives her an ultimatum they must kick their relationship up a notch with or without marriage or he s gone It s up to her Meanwhile he enlists as an officer in the war and she follows him to the front, hoping to get a job as a stenographer again while she makes up her mind about his ultimatum It s a dangerous journey for a woman so she travels with him disguised as a boy That s how she ends up abandoned in the tavern The detective has remarkable gambling skills so he goes to the tavern dice table and wins a pony so she can travel with him In the very first day they are attacked by bandits and her disguise is revealed but just in the nick of time a squadron of Russian Cossacks appear to rescue her from villainy Here s the punch line all that I described I learned in the first 29 pages So I m not kidding when I say it is fast paced and action packed If you do like this type of book, you are in luck, because there are about a dozen in the series and almost all of them have been translated from Russian into English Painting of the Battle of Shipka Pass by Alexey Popov from wikipedia.comPhoto of the author from rferl.org


  2. Glen Glen says:

    It s the Ottoman Russian War in 1877, and a young liberated woman travels from Russia to the front lines to be with her soldier fiance Along the way, she meets up with Erast Fandorin, a talented young man with a stammer.Fandorin is put in charge of a project to identify and neutralize a master spy that no one has ever actually seen He sets to work with a vengeance.Highly recommended.


  3. Charles Charles says:

    I started this series a long time ago I really enjoyed the The Winter Queen Somehow, I managed to skip this second book and read all the other translated stories This is a solid, old fashioned, Victorian historical fiction, detective spy thriller mashup It s very much in the vein of Jason Goodwin s Yashim the Eunuch series, but Russian and set in the mid 1870s mid Victorian period.Writing is good Oddly, the POV did not include that of the protagonist Erast Fandorin , which gave the b I started this series a long time ago I really enjoyed the The Winter Queen Somehow, I managed to skip this second book and read all the other translated stories This is a solid, old fashioned, Victorian historical fiction, detective spy thriller mashup It s very much in the vein of Jason Goodwin s Yashim the Eunuch series, but Russian and set in the mid 1870s mid Victorian period.Writing is good Oddly, the POV did not include that of the protagonist Erast Fandorin , which gave the book a somewhatsophisticated feel than you d expect in a historical fiction, detective novel I thought dialog was better than description More importantly, because this is a Russian series in translation, the translation by Andrew Bromfield was good If a have a criticism it s with the occasional sesquipedalian excess found in the narrative For example, use of scrofulous and odalisque evoked peals of laughter while sending me to the dictionary to confirm their definition However, I ve read a lot of novels originally written in the period The dialog of the better classes consumed a lot of syllables.This book could be considered YA in tone There was no sex, significant substance abuse, or musical references in the story Oddly, I would have expected there to be camp followers mentioned There were none There was a moderate amount of alcohol consumption leading to drunkenness There was also gambling There was a modest amount of violence Violence was edged weapon and firearms related It was not overly graphic Frankly, I think the author missed an opportunity to describe the carnage and brutality of warfare in this period Characters were good and were solidly within trope The nominal protagonist is Fandorin He s what might today be considered a high functioning autistic, in the Sherlock Holmes mold Unfortunately, you d have to have read The Winter Queen to do muchthan observe him in the third person The real hero was Varya Suvorova, a modern woman Suvorova s was the primary POV She s a late 20th 21st century woman born in the wrong century She s well, but not excellently wrought as a character The interesting spin on this is that she s a thinly concealed Bolshevik Otherwise, she functions somewhat like Watson to Fandorin s Sherlock The remaining characters include a gaggle of Victorian journalists, Russian civil servants and Russian officers of the nobility A familiarity with H Rider Haggard novels and Alfred Lord Tennyson would hold you in good stead in appreciating them The author takes several jabs at the defunct Imperial and Soviet systems with his characters The antagonist was almost peripheral to the story and was unconvincing to me Characters other than those mentioned above were mere NPCs.Plot was a straightforward Sweet Polly Oliver with Suvorov She goes to the front to be with her comrade fianc husband Her feelings for him go through a change, as things go badly, get much better, and she becomes embroiled in the politics, dynamics, amours and guns, drums and steel of Russian HQ during the Russo Turkish War 1877 1878 Suvorova then watches and aids Fandorin catch a Turkish spy in HQ I thought the real antagonist was too deeply buried beneath red herrings for this to be a fair fight A long exposition was included with the big reveal at the end of the story to ensure the reader did not leave confused, although, this is very much in character with Victorian flavored mysteries.This was a solid story for a Victorian historical fiction spy thriller The Russian perspective was refreshing from the typical British one However, it s not the best I ve ever read I didn t think Suvorova s narration followed Fandorin s investigation properly I frankly wasn t interested in her born in the wrong century sub plot I really didn t know much about the region after the Crimean War I wasinterested in the atmosphere of the Russian HQ in this Balkans war setting In summary, this book was readable, but not recommended.Readers interested in late Russian Imperial military and diplomatic history might also want to read The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk In fiction, there is the very similar in concept Ottoman flavored The Janissary Tree


  4. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The Book Report Erast Petrovich Fandorin, titular counsellor of the Tsar s Special Branch secret police, ugh , finds himself in the thick of the Russo Turkish War of 1877 1878 In a manner very like that of a skinny, stammering love child of James Bond and Nero Wolfe, Fandorin arranges things so that the party responsible for the sudden and inglorious halt of victorious Russian armies to Constantinople, long the most urgent desire of Imperial Russian froeign policy, comes inevitably to light The Book Report Erast Petrovich Fandorin, titular counsellor of the Tsar s Special Branch secret police, ugh , finds himself in the thick of the Russo Turkish War of 1877 1878 In a manner very like that of a skinny, stammering love child of James Bond and Nero Wolfe, Fandorin arranges things so that the party responsible for the sudden and inglorious halt of victorious Russian armies to Constantinople, long the most urgent desire of Imperial Russian froeign policy, comes inevitably to light His newly minted assistant, the silly and delightfully idealistic Varvara Andreevna Suvorova, takes the center stage for much of this wild, careening caper a good choice for misdirecting attention, that, and yet the author scrupulously plays fair and puts all the clues before the readeryet Varya s goosey honkings about irrelevancies and her young woman of middling class and wealth scruples, presented with great and genuine affection by the author, do screen the actual malefactor s malefactions quite neatly One scene, a sword fight, is particularly nicely handled Varya s emotions of fear, disgust, and slightly tickled vanity it s over her honor the parties fight are so believable that it s hard to imagine the author hasn t had the same thing happen to him I doubt much that it has, though Quite a wonderful piece of writing and translation , and not the only one.My Review All hail friends with reading addictions My friend s praise tipped the scales for me, causing me to get these books I don t regret this, though I am sorry that I waited so long Still, that means I ve got a lot of time before I run out of them There are over ten in the series so far.Very high quality escapism, written and translated very ably, and presented in a point of view that s different enough to make the well worn genre of lone wolf solves problems for Big Government, and then runs away from the limelight, feel fresh and new Recommended to all who have a yen for solving puzzlesI didn t figure this one out until halfway through


  5. Assaph Mehr Assaph Mehr says:

    Fandorin finds himself on the front lines of the Russo Turkish war of 1877 in the Balkans at the siege of Plevna This is a war story, as Fandorin unravels a spy vs spy style of behind the lines intrigue and espionage.What to ExpectEach novel is written as a different type of mystery Akunin set out to rectify the low brow reputation of the mystery genre in post USSR Russia by writing worthy literature and exploring the wide gamut of sub genres Each novel is therefore excellently written as a Fandorin finds himself on the front lines of the Russo Turkish war of 1877 in the Balkans at the siege of Plevna This is a war story, as Fandorin unravels a spy vs spy style of behind the lines intrigue and espionage.What to ExpectEach novel is written as a different type of mystery Akunin set out to rectify the low brow reputation of the mystery genre in post USSR Russia by writing worthy literature and exploring the wide gamut of sub genres Each novel is therefore excellently written as a different type of detective case While there is continuity in the protagonist s life between the novels, each is very different in themes and tones.I ve written a condensed review of the whole series on my website.What I likedI like the writing style The prose is intelligent and flowing, the mysteries are complex, and the cast is varied though those that make repeat appearances tend to die Fandorin himself is a great character, even though as a main character he still remains an enigma a tantalising mystery in itself that keeps readers engaged and clamouring to know .I love the historical background Akunin has done his research into Russian culture, mannerisms, environment, personalities, etc of the late 19th century early 20th century Most of the stories take place around Moscow, and Fandorin gets to meet and associate with the people of the times from the low life criminals of Khitrovka, to the grand dukes of the imperial family In a few cases, Akunin also has Fandorin active around notable events of the era, at times filling in details where history has left us stumped.Akunin is also a Japanophile, and has Fandorin spend a few years in Japan While details are sketchy and we wantMore , it is clear that he has a great love and deep knowledge of that culture and times.What to be aware ofBe aware that each of the novel is told in a different style Besides the obvious something new and different in each volume , one keyword is told They are almost all in 3rd person perspective, and quite often not from the point of view of Erast Fandorin which is both tantalising and frustrating at times It s this distance that keeps Fandorin an enigma, and keeps us coming back to learn .Fandorin has a Sherlockian intellect and impressive physical prowess He is not without his faults most notably hubris , but as a hero he is certainly a cut above the rest He also tends to get involved with a different femme fatale in each book This suits the detective genre perfectly, regardless of modern sensibilities.While the books are not really related and have few continuing characters, I d still strongly recommend to read them in order.Lastly, and this has nothing to do with Fandorin, since these are professional translations amazingly done by Andrew Bromfield via a traditional publisher, the price of ebooks and hardcovers is almost the same The ebooks are also missing some of the illustrations and other typographical effects that are present in the print I d definitely recommend reading the print edition, where possible.SummaryShould you read these novels Yes By all means, if you love historical mysteries these novels are a must read It is an intelligent, engaging, and just different enough series to be in a class of its own It s not surprising that in his home country of Russia, Akunin out sells JK Rowling In fact, since it s been a few years since I ve read them, I think I ll go back and re read my favourites Winter Queen, State Counsellor, and The Coronation Assaph Mehr, author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas, Daggers, and Magic for lovers of Ancient Rome, Murder Mysteries, and Urban Fantasy


  6. Tannaz Tannaz says:

    I am bored


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    I have to be honest, this is the first Fandorin book that I ve read, but not the first in the series obviously I saw it in a second hand bookstore and thought it looked interesting.Unfortunately, not so much.The setting is interesting I got the book because I enjoy reading historical novels set during times I didn t learn much about in school So I can give it that And while a little expected, I did like when everything started becoming a real pop mystery novel.ButVarya is a caricature o I have to be honest, this is the first Fandorin book that I ve read, but not the first in the series obviously I saw it in a second hand bookstore and thought it looked interesting.Unfortunately, not so much.The setting is interesting I got the book because I enjoy reading historical novels set during times I didn t learn much about in school So I can give it that And while a little expected, I did like when everything started becoming a real pop mystery novel.ButVarya is a caricature of a person at best, and at worst is insulting to women I mean, we re talking about someone who goes to great lengths to see her fiance, then basically forgets about him, and can t help but flirt even when she s been taken hostage The men are hardly any better They seem to exist only to be attracted to Varya Fandorin seems interesting, though, and I d like to pick up another Varya less book in the series to see what he s like


  8. Amber Amber says:

    I enjoyed listening to this as I drove to and from work However, toward the beginning I had trouble remembering who was who among thesecondary characters and found myself wishing I could flip back to earlier pages to remind myself There were also a few times that I thought something was so beautifully written or translated that I wanted to stew over it for a bit I think I ll eventually end up buying this in actual book form, so I can do just that.So far I ve enjoyed Akunin s Fandorin I enjoyed listening to this as I drove to and from work However, toward the beginning I had trouble remembering who was who among thesecondary characters and found myself wishing I could flip back to earlier pages to remind myself There were also a few times that I thought something was so beautifully written or translated that I wanted to stew over it for a bit I think I ll eventually end up buying this in actual book form, so I can do just that.So far I ve enjoyed Akunin s Fandorin novels and look forward to reading the rest I ll never get one of these as an audio book again


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Really good read I loved it It helps if you have read some Turgenev or Lermontov s Hero but you would enjoy even if you hadn t Interesting narrative in that the hero Fandorin is never given a voice and we are never taken into his confidence This works really well as his detachment remains absolute and in keeping with the Byronic type although there is a warmth about him which does make him appealing.I loved the humour and the characters were wonderful, in particular Zurov.I will defin Really good read I loved it It helps if you have read some Turgenev or Lermontov s Hero but you would enjoy even if you hadn t Interesting narrative in that the hero Fandorin is never given a voice and we are never taken into his confidence This works really well as his detachment remains absolute and in keeping with the Byronic type although there is a warmth about him which does make him appealing.I loved the humour and the characters were wonderful, in particular Zurov.I will definitely seek out the other titles Final plus was I didn t spot the traitor


  10. Friederike Knabe Friederike Knabe says:

    Gambit , literally tricking somebody is usually applied to military operations or chess strategies In order to achieve the ultimate win some losses have to be accepted along the way Both contexts fit here beautifully Boris Akunin, Russian pen name of Georgian writer Grigory Chkhartisvili, has taken an actual episode from the 1877 78 war between the Russian and Ottoman empires to spin yet another successful yarn around young Erast Fandorin, secret agent in the Tsar s Special Division The a Gambit , literally tricking somebody is usually applied to military operations or chess strategies In order to achieve the ultimate win some losses have to be accepted along the way Both contexts fit here beautifully Boris Akunin, Russian pen name of Georgian writer Grigory Chkhartisvili, has taken an actual episode from the 1877 78 war between the Russian and Ottoman empires to spin yet another successful yarn around young Erast Fandorin, secret agent in the Tsar s Special Division The author fills a niche market in Russia, as he himself sees it, between the serious literature of the likes of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy and the usual light detective stories of today For the international reader this new genre of Russian espionage mystery the subtitle of the original in a specific historical context is a fun read that at the same time provides some insights into the society of the day.At the end of the previous, first novel in the series, Winter Queen, Erast Fandorin s world was shattered the repercussions of the drama seem to have resulted in a change of character Now, he tends to stutter and is introvert and reserved Has he lost his detective s touch as well En route to the Russian military command headquarters outside Plevna, in Bulgaria, where a secret mission has sent him, he literally stumbles across Varvara Andreevna Suvorova A vivacious and modern young woman, she is intent on following her fianc , a volunteer soldier and cryptographer stationed at the same camp Varvara, Varya for short, takes over as the primary protagonist of the narrative and Akunin exquisitely develops her character and describes her increasingly important position among the expanding entourage of admiring men One of these is Sobolev, the White General, for the Russian reader easily recognized as General Skobelev, the real life hero of the battle for Plevna For the Turkish side, Akunin also bases some of his characters on actual personalities in the conflict Further, he introduces an illustrious retinue of international journalists, who mingle with the senior military and are embedded at the front lines Akunin s subtle sarcasm at their doings and mishaps shows through and gives the story a certain actuality to current issues surrounding media observing military conflicts The drama builds when it becomes evident that a saboteur must be at work Russian attack positions are pre empted by Turkish troops Can the culprit or culprits be apprehended beforelives are lost Like at a treasure hunt, Akunin leads the protagonists and the reader on a few wild good chases Will Erast Fandorin s ingenuity and sharp deductive talent, help or hinder the investigation Erast Fandorin has become a household name in Russia where millions of copies of each Akunin book are sold The English speaking world is slowly catching on with now eight novels available in translation This highly entertaining, this fast moving, action packed and character rich story, the second in the series, will delight any reader, beyond the already established Akunin fans The author brings the intricate Russian historical events of the late 19th century to life with wit and a great sense of irony and humour


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  • Paperback
  • 210 pages
  • Jogada de Mestre
  • Boris Akunin
  • Portuguese
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9722339176

About the Author: Boris Akunin

Real name Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili Russian Georgian lso see Grigory Chkhartishvili , born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in Since he lives in Moscow Writer and translator from Japanese Author of crime stories set in Jogada de eBook á tsarist Russia In he made his debut with novel Azazel to English readers known asThe Winter Queen , where he created Erast Pietrovich Fandorin B Akunin refers to Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin and Akuna, home name of Anna Akhmatova, Russian poetIn September of , Akunin was named Russian Writer of the Year and won the Antibooker prize in for his Erast Fandorin novel Coronation, or the last of the Romanovs Akunin also created crime solving Orthodox nun, sister Pelagia, and literary genresHis pseudonyms are andIn some Dutch editions he is also known as Boris Akoenin.