The Gathering Storm

Bridges, Robin

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Gathering Storm
In St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1888, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret--that she has the ability to raise the dead--but when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385740227
Branch Call Number: FIC B
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 22 cm.


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Apr 02, 2014

I really liked this book! I literally read myself to sleep!

Oct 04, 2013

Great BOOK!! I enjoyed every little bit, very intriguing! I couldn't put it down!!

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book is the worst. The. Worst. Seriously, the author seems to have no conception of how to build tension, or really structure a plot. Early in the novel, Katerina runs into a zombie version of her brother's dead friend in the woods. He calls her "Mistriss" and attacks some people. She thinks she raised him from the dead, but is told by an expert that she can't do that sort of thing without performing rituals. The dead guy disappears, only to return at the climax, where he fights for Katerina and "Serves his Mistress well." Huh? So did she make him or not? If so, how? Why? What was the point of that entire plot arc?Everything about George. "He's so irrationally mad at me all the time...I must be in love with him! And guess what, he loves me too for no discernible reason, because we've only talked a combined total of twenty minutes." Seriously, do not read this. But if you know someone who loves bad plotting and inexplicable relationships, they'll love this.

Jan 31, 2013

a good book. i cant wait to see what happens in book 2 i am first in line for book 2. it is in cataloging right now. i cant wait eeeeee.

Dec 26, 2012
  • SIMRAN GREWAL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's was a very exciting book. I couldn't put it down till I was down. And how it was in the olden days, it was a good read and experience. I recommend this book to any teenage girl! It's a must read if you like supernatural books!!

Sep 24, 2012

it was very interesting. A little slow at the beginig, but it gets better as you get farther. It was cool to see how thing where in the 1800's. It was a very good book and I recommende it to all reders.

Jul 24, 2012
  • kelly67 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SUCH an AMAZING book. One of those books you could read over and over. Lots of action. I didn't find it scary at all. A bit boring at the begining, but it gets so much better!!! Read it!!!!!!

Jul 14, 2012
  • lokiboo262 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the unknown was never written any bettter with the restrictios of russian or rather europan culture as a whole the story of the little necromancer that could is an intresting read indeed


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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Katerina is a young duchess in 1800's Russia -- her life filled with balls and finishing school, and someday an advatageous marriage. Katerina is not a typical debutante, however -- her chief ambition is to become a doctor, and her darkest secret is that she is a necromancer, with an inherent talent for communicating with the dead. Her power will put her in the middle of political machinations by Russia's most powerful vampire families, who want to use her, or destroy her. How can Katerina use her power to save the tsar?


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