Waiting on Wednesday (45) — The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Gathering Storm (Katerina Alexandrovna, #1)

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?
The cover is bright and inviting, eh?
The Gathering Storm is expected to be released on January 10th, 2012 by Delacorte Press.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Jan von Harz

    July 20, 2011

    Oh a new title and I loving the historical aspects of it. Great pick!

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    July 20, 2011

    Nice pick! I'm going to have to add this one:)

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    July 20, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one. It does sound pretty interesting!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    Lisa (Lisa's World of Books)

    July 20, 2011

    I love the cover on this one!

    Here is my WoW.

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    Dani @ Refracted Light

    July 20, 2011

    I have not heard of this one! It is most definitely going on my TBR!

    What am I waiting on?

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    July 20, 2011

    Great pick! I love historical fiction so this one is definitely going on my list!

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    Jess (Gone with the Words)

    July 20, 2011

    Whoa! That sounds amazing! Great pick! Adding to my wishlist. :)

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    July 20, 2011

    Sounds interesting but at the same time there are just so many paranormal books out there. I would hate to see paranormal even over take the historical books.

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    The book girl

    July 20, 2011

    I love hisorical fiction, especially the time of the tsars! Great pick:)

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    July 20, 2011

    This one looks so awesome! I can't wait for it!

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    July 26, 2011

    This one looks and sounds fantastic. I love reading stories that have the necromancer element. I will definitely be on the lookout for this one. =)

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    Alyssa (Redhead Heroines)

    January 1, 2012

    Nice pick… I really loved this one! It was super unique, romantic, and rich… the perfect antidote for someone that's sick of cookie-cutter paranormal books :)

    – Alyssa of Redhead Heroines
    Book Review of “The Gathering Storm” by Robin Bridges