Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges {44}

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Title: The Gathering Storm (Katerina #1)
Author: Robin Bridges
Release date: January 10, 2012
Pages: 386
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?
My teaser, from p. 154:
He said this loudly, for Madame Metcherskey was standing in the portico, glaring at me with her pinched mossy-green eyes. I knew whatever punishment the grand duke was going to face, mine would most likely be worse.
This has been on my shelf since April, and I actually originally had an egalley back before its release, but never got to around to reading it before it expired. I'm finally reading it, though, and I'm really liking it! Books set in Russia are just so interesting to me. :)

I'll be visiting around and visiting back, so leave me links to your teasers! Have a lovely Tuesday!

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