Against All Odds: Russian Nobility in the Crucible of War and Revolution
Love. War. Fear. Revolution.
Set against the backdrop of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, Against All Odds tells the story of Andrei and Larissa, children of the Russian nobility whose young love and comfortable lives are devastated by forces outside of their control. When the Central Powers invade Russia, Andrei goes to war, an ace fighter pilot loyal to a failing nation. The fighting is bitter, but it's nothing compared to the chaos that erupts when the Bolsheviks take power. Civil war engulfs the nation. Andrei must flee, becoming an enemy of the state as he joins the resistance to free Russia from its new leader: Lenin. Larissa is left to raise their daughter in dangerous times. The new Soviet Union has no love for the former nobility, and Larissa must decide: be loyal to her husband and face execution, or do whatever it takes to save herself and her young daughter.
Spanning geographies and generations, from the streets of Petrograd to the shores of the Black Sea, from the court of Tsar Nicholas II to Rasputin's humble flat, Against All Odds takes you on a journey through a nation in turmoil. It's the story of Russia's painful march into the 20th century, and one family's struggle to survive it while never forgetting the things that make life worth living: love, friendship, family, and hope.