I have been a fan of The Black Swan Series since book one and it just keeps getting better. I finished Gathering Storm a couple days ago and I have been trying to think of way to put into words just how great it is. By the end I was completely blown away, the only word that would come to mind is, WOW!! The author draws you in and gets you involved in the lives of the characters, she makes you feel like you are part of the story. You laugh, cry, worry, and hurt along side them and in the end you jump for joy and sigh with relief with them as well. If you have any questions as to whether this series is worth the time and money then have no doubts this author and this series are worth every second and every penny you will invest and then some. Happy Reading!!