From Oni Press
July 29, 2011
Preview: 'Petrograd' graphic novel from Oni Press
If you love historical fiction, spy thrillers, intrigue and Rasputin then Oni has the book for you this week with Phil Gelatt & Tyler Crook's PETROGRAD! Loads of research into this story centered around new information implying that the assassination of Grigori Rasputin was engineered by the British government. Featuring the art Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D), PETROGRAD is a visual delight, and Phil's exhaustive research makes this a must read for any historical fiction buffs.
Writer: Phil Gelatt
Artist: Tyler Crook
Format: 6” X 9”, Full Color Hardcover
Page Count: 250
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Rating: T - Teen
DESCRIPTION: During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, the Tsarina's most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. From the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich, he'll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive.