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The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

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Enjoy this sneak peek at The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm written by Robin Bridges. On sale wherever books are sold January 10th! 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.
Enjoy this sneak peek at The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. I: The Gathering Storm written by Robin Bridges. On sale wherever books are sold January 10th! 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.

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Katerina hides a dark secret:she can raise the dead. Herstrength as a necromancerattracts attention from twoyoung men: the tsar’s standoff-ish son, who needs Katerina’shelp to protect Russia, andPrince Danilo, heir to thedark throne of Montenegro,to whom Katerina feelsinexplicably drawn.The time has come forKaterina to embrace herpower, but which side will shechoose—and to whom willshe give her heart?
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A Royal Court Steeped in Magic
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.A Dark Prince with a Hideous Plan
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.A Young Girl with a Forbidden Power 
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CHAPTER ONE
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Fall 1888, St. Petersburg, Russia
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n aternoon spent solving quadratic equations wouldhave been infnitely more pleasant. I smelled like asalad. Cucumber slices or soothing puy eyes. Blackberryvinegar or brightening dull skin. Goat’s milk and honey orsotening rough hands. I politely declined when my cousinoered a pinch o her goose-lard-and-pomegranate acialcream.It was Friday aternoon and our lessons had been can-celed at the Smolny Institute so everyone could prepare orthe ball. Because dressing up like a doll was much more im-portant than studying literature or learning arithmetic.Matrimony. That was the true mission o the Smolny In-stitute or Young Noble Maidens. It was nothing more thana meat market or Russia’s nobility, where princes rom all
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