The Morning Star (Katerina #3) by Robin Bridges
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Details: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: My mom bought it for me 🙂
St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890
Katerina 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.
I have spent the last three days reading this trilogy because I just couldn’t put it down. It was addicting and when I finished each book I couldn’t wait to pick up the next one. A part of me is sad that it’s over, but at the same time I’m completely satisfied with the way it ended.
I do have to admit that as I was reading, I enjoyed each book less than the one before. However, when I finished The Morning Star, even though it’s my least favorite in the trilogy, I couldn’t give it any less than four stars. When I finished each book, the first thing I thought was that I really enjoyed it, and this one wasn’t any different. I really enjoyed this book.
This was a great end to a great trilogy. I am so glad that I’ve finally read it.