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Novo Arkanghelsk

Novo Arkanghelsk

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Novo Arkhangel’sk 
 All Rights Reserved © 2005 by Payton LeeNo part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any formor by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, includingphotocopying, recording, taping, or by any information storageretrieval system, without the permission in writing from the author.Contact Payton Lee athttp://www.paytonlee.com Email:pyoung8@cfl.rr.com Ebook authorized for free download only by Payton Lee.This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, andincidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or areused fictiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales,organizations or persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental andbeyond the intent of the author.There is one exception. It is a character named Volk. Hispersonality is based on someone I know, Dr. Phil Kane. Philcreated his own character for this book. He helped write some of Volk’s dialogue and we discussed the ending for the character together. It is at Phil’s personal request that I inform you of hisinvented Volk, the Cossack.
 
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Dedication
I wish to dedicate this book to you thereader. It is for you I write.
 
Thank you for sharing the movies of my mind. I wouldlove to hear from you.
 
I give special recognition to Dr. PhilKane.
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He created the character of Volk Zolotov for this novel. This character is areflection of Dr. Kane’s personality. It is his persona for the readers to enjoy as if he werewith you in this historical romance.
 
Payton Lee
 
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Chapter 1
“There is no need to stand in the dark,” Alexander chuckled. “Ihave already heard you intend to leave Mother Russia.”“Ah my Czar,” Adrik remarked sipping his vodka. “I would benervous leaving if I did not have complete confidence in your courtinformation.”Czar Alexander entered the room as his servants hurriedly ran behind him to ignite the lamps. Alexander was nearly as tall as hisancestor Peter the Great. His black wool uniform gave him a moreimpressive stature. His curly silver blond hair, blue eyes, and rose-coloredcheeks softened the stern looks of the uniform. In the light he faced hiscousin. How often had the court commented on uncanny resemblance othe men? Adrik could have been a twin brother instead of his cousin. Itwas the Romanov blood in their veins. The blood of Peter the Great.Alexander looked up at the oil portrait of his famous ancestor. Hewondered what Peter would have done in his situation. There was war onthree fronts. They could not surrender to the Turks or the Persians.Alexander had just returned to Saint Petersburg after signing a peacetreaty with Napoleon. “I am now free to retake Sweden and Finland toexpand Mother Russia’s borders once more.”Adrik walked into the light. There was only one strong difference physically between the cousins. Adrik’s right cheek had been scarredfrom the arch of his eyebrow downward across his cheek to end at the foldof his lower lip. It had been the only time Adrik had lost concentrationduring a battle. He swore it would never happen again. It had not. “Yousay this to obtain my approval. You know I cannot.”Alexander sighed. He motioned to the servants to removethemselves from his private study. Once the two men were alone Czar Alexander walked to the large mahogany door, closed it, and set the bolt.Alexander still did not speak. He walked to the large cupboard, retrieveda bottle of vodka, a glass, and poured himself a drink. Leaning hismassive frame against the cupboard he stared at his cousin. “I couldconsider that remark treason.”

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