Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (40)

The Gathering Storm (Katerina Alexandrovna #1) by Robin Bridges

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Release date: January 10, 2010 (Delacorte BFYR)

The Gathering Storm sounds intense and extremely different. A mix of historical fiction and the supernatural? Count me in! The cover is also gorgeous. I can't wait to read this!

What are you waiting on?

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  1. I added this to my Wishlist. It looks & sounds amazing.

  2. Great pick! I'm excited for this one as well and I really like the cover :)

  3. I haven't heard of this one until now. It looks great!

  4. I LOVE the sound of this oone - i simply cannot wait. Plus the cover is gorgeous!

  5. I'm really looking forward to this one. I love historical fantasy!

  6. IT sounds great! and may I just say that I want the hat the girl is wearing?

  7. OMG, raising the dead! Wow, exciting. I love that it's paranormal with history entwined. So good! ;) And yes, I'm loving that cover too!

  8. Oh wow, I haven't heard about this one yet. It definitely sounds unique. I like it! :D

    *adds to list*


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