Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

I may not care much for the cover of this book (the white of the swirling snow is beautiful and I love it, but then the superbold black title pops in to disrupt the picture and I go "Ag"), but the idea has me by my nonexistent nuts, though the love triangle mention has me worried. Oh well. Let's see some necromancy!

The Gathering Storm (Katerina Alexandrovna, #1)
The Gathering Storm
by Robin Bridges
January 10, 2012
368 pages (hardcover)

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?


  1. Wow! The book sounds intriguing and I love the cover! But I agree with you; something a bit more subdued may have been a better choice for the title. Maybe in a gray or silver.

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  2. That cover looks so sweet!! And the story sounds good too. Great choice this week :)

    Here's my WoW!

  3. Okay, this sounds interesting. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love. New follower.

  4. This seems promising, and right up my alley


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