This was a tale well told. By telling the story from Rasputin's daughter's point of view, we see his deeds, but not their motivation. We also see events in history, but from the perspective of a fairly young girl, who may not understand their meaning or importance within the political structure of the time. These ambiguities may frustrate some readers, but I enjoyed the view point, even though it made you wonder about many things and what was behind them.
The book was well written and insightful in many ways. Watching a woman grow up and have different feelings about her father as she starts to see him as a person rather than a parent was well done and I think would be an experience that many of us have been through and relate to.