The Morning Star
The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. III: The Morning Star
The Morning Star
Robin Bridges
Lush and opulent, romantic and sinister, The Morning Star, Vol. III in the Katerina Trilogy, reimagines the lives of Russia's aristocracy in a fabulously intoxicating and page-turning fantasy.St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, wants to be known as a doctor, not a necromancer. But Tsar Alexander III forbids women to attend medical school; his interest in Katerina extends only to her ability to raise the dead. Twice now, Katerina has helped him by using her power to thwart the forces of darkness—vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich so that he can take what he sees as his rightful place on the throne. Katerina thought she had bound Konstantin to the Greylands, the realm of the dead, but he has found a way out. Now he is searching for the Morning Star, a sword that will allow him to command a legion of supernatural warriors.Katerina must find the sword before Konstantin does—and she must travel to Egypt to do so. Along the way, she puts up with unwanted attention from her former fiancé, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles with her feelings for her true love, George Alexandrovich. But with the looming threat from Konstantin, Katerina's focus remains on the sword. Russia's fate will be determined by whoever wields the Morning Star—and delivers the final blow.

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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The life of an 1890s Russian society girl is full of balls, expensive clothing, young men, and endless lessons in etiquette. If you’re Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, then you also have to deal with all manner of vampires, werewolves, mummies, the undead, and evil fae. That is because she is a powerful necromancer who stands out even among her magical companions. Twice before she has helped her tsar save Russia from being plunged into darkness by evil forces.

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