Rocco & the Russian Mountains

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Like all roller coaster enthusiasts, 17-year-old Rocco Falcone expects to get off the ride alive. But on this day, death is sitting right next to him in the form of a mysterious woman who has two aliases and one black heart. First, she hijacks his roller coaster back to where they all began -- the ice slides of 18th century Russia. Then she sucks him into a dangerous plot to assassinate empress Catherine the Great. And finally, she threatens to end his life on the 21st century hospital bed where he lay. But through it all, she severely underestimates young Rocco’s will to overcome.

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HISTORY, 8:20 A.M./FLIRTING WITH DEATH

Submitted: May 13, 2010

ROCCO & THE RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS BY JACK CHAUCER CHAPTER ZERO: HISTORY, 8:20 A.M. “What the …?” Pop! “Ho - l... Read Chapter

SERFING

Submitted: May 15, 2010

Rocco finds his way out of the haunted prison and rescues a Russian serf from drowning. Read Chapter

SUMMER, FALLON & WINTER

Submitted: May 15, 2010

Rocco sees Fallon's reflection and Rusalka returns to claim her hijackee. Pasha and Valerian are sent packing. Read Chapter

TEA WITH THE EMPRESS

Submitted: May 15, 2010

2010 collides with 1782 as Rocco has tea with Catherine the Great. He's never heard of her. History isn't his strong suit. Read Chapter

A FULL MOON

Submitted: May 15, 2010

Rocco has a late-night run-in with Grigory, who's a big fan of drawing-and-quartering. Read Chapter

NAMES & NATIONALITIES

Submitted: May 15, 2010

Pablo tells Rocco that Russian empress Catherine the Great is actually Sophie, a German. Then Rusalka threatens to rock Rocco's world. Read Chapter

A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Submitted: May 17, 2010

Rocco wows his 18th century Russian hosts with tales of the future, including The Clapper. Read Chapter

THE MONK & THE MADMAN

Submitted: May 17, 2010

Yuri the monk gets the empress all riled up. Rocco and Jesper hit the tavern and have another run-in with Grigory. Read Chapter

SEEING THINGS

Submitted: May 17, 2010

Alcohol and apparitions prove to be a rough combo for Rocco. Read Chapter

DEATH-GIVING WATER

Submitted: May 17, 2010

Rusalka uses H20 to toy with Rocco and try to turn him into an assassin. Read Chapter

DREAMS AMID THE DUNG

Submitted: May 18, 2010

Pasha shovels horse manure and dreams of riding to freedom. Jesper gives her a glimmer of hope. Read Chapter

KILL OR BE KILLED

Submitted: May 18, 2010

General Vladimir puts Rocco to the test. Rusalka pulls a knife on Rocco, but Pablo pulls a gun on Rusalka. Read Chapter

BOARDS, BULLETS & BEANS

Submitted: May 18, 2010

Rocco wins over the Russians with snowboarding tricks on the ice slide, but Platon spoils the fun with a gun. Rocco and Pasha are reunited. Read Chapter

MOUNTAIN JUSTICE

Submitted: May 18, 2010

Rocco is forced to follow a public execution with more snowboarding tricks for the minions. He becomes a rock star. Read Chapter

IMPERIAL STOUT

Submitted: May 19, 2010

Catherine provides some quality imported beer, but Vladimir rolls Rusalka into the party via wheelchair and it's a major buzzkill. Read Chapter

BLIND ROYALTY

Submitted: May 19, 2010

Breakfast turns into a bitch session and Rocco pisses off the wrong woman. The empress has him hauled off to jail. Read Chapter

RIDING AND CRYING

Submitted: May 19, 2010

Jesper delivers the bad news to Pasha that Rocco's fate hangs in the balance. Read Chapter

POLISH WISDOM

Submitted: May 19, 2010

Rocco gets two doses of hope: a letter from a surprise ally and a visit from his old pal Valerian. Read Chapter

ZARYA

Submitted: May 19, 2010

All hell breaks loose around the palace in a 3-way battle royal. Pasha delivers Rocco on an Arabian horse named Zarya. Read Chapter

FRENCH CONNECTION

Submitted: May 19, 2010

The history of the roller coaster is fully revealed, Fallon makes her peace and Rocco tries to avoid a flat line. Read Chapter


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