SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have read 92% of The Bronze Horseman.
Where did I leave off? Oh yeah, Dasha - Ladette of Leningrad - was dead. Good riddance. Haven't missed her. Now...what happened next...hmmm...oh THAT'S right...MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF COPULATION on an hourly basis! How could I have forgotten? Oh right - I DIDN'T forget! Because it's gone on non-stop since it started!
Could this book get any better??
OK so right now - we are in the hospital with poor Shura who decided to help The Good American Doctor and almost got himself killed in the process, mmm hmmm. Only to wake up and find out that Tatia has been running around on the ice, dodging bombs and finding him. The fact that she hooked her own arm up to his IV almost made me run screaming from my house straight to the Kleenex factory. I loved when the Good Doctor realized she was his wife. He was like "Ohhhhh....NOW I get it....what a dumbass I've been!" I was really hoping for Ina's reaction, too.
So now...Dimitri is up their bums, trying to get them to take him to the US. He's not too quick on the uptake, that one. I really thought they might be able to leave without him finding out about them. What a douche. But I'm hoping they DO take him along, because he'll be a good nemesis in the next book. And afterward, I hope he gets HIS - and good. Walking with a bum ankle is not enough pain and suffering for him. You know you want to see him get hit by an armored military vehicle driving at warp speed.
OK so lastly...I have to bring something up. If you are someone who hated/didn't read Twilight because you thought Edward Cullen was overbearing...but you love Alexander Belov...well I don't really understand that logic at all. This guy is hot as all get out - but his possessiveness would get on my last nerve. And what a bossypants! "Tatia - Stop serving others so you can do whatever the hell I tell you to all day long!" I mean come ON. Sometimes he talks to her like she's 4. I think she has to break him of this. Although, maybe she already has after saving him on the ice. I was mad at her for not staying put in Lazarevo (can we say "Claire Fraser"?) but honestly, Alex would be dead if she hadn't. Even HE admitted he likes her being only 70 kilometers away. He just has to start seeing her as an adult with free will - and not as Chris Farley's little naughty pet in Tommy Boy.
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Alex - who wouldn't? He's a knight in shining armor and has sacrificed himself time and time again for Tania. But he has just as much growing up to do as she does in some ways. And lorddddddd...if they do get to America? HOW is he going to handle the attention his wife gets THERE? Oooofah...I can't WAIT to see what happens.
OH and PS - I don't understand why Alex married Tania. If he knew she'd be in grave danger as his wife if he ever got caught...why didn't he just keep things the way they were? Inquiring minds want to know.