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Gathering Storm

(Knights of Black Swan #5)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  1,460 ratings  ·  188 reviews
When Sir Engel Storm, is misplaced in a different, but similar dimension, he learns firsthand that there really is no place like home.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Danann, brings us a paranormal/scifi fantasy adventure like no other.

Knights of Black Swan has won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past four years in a row! - Reviewers' Choice A
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Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published January 23rd 2016 by 7th House (first published September 15th 2013)
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Judy Fox
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how she does it...Victoria Danann continues to delight as she weaves yet another brilliant story in her Order of the Black Swan serial saga. Gathering Storm is intense, riveting, heartbreaking, and redeeming - all in one explosive book. The story picks up seamlessly from where we left off with book #4, Moonlight, and heads off into yet another nail-biting adventure. Plenty of scenes with our favorite characters from the series, yet she continues to introduce new characters that inst ...more
Anna Salamatin
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I first have to say...O MY GODS! this is an awesome, bangin, mind blowin 5th installment to The Order of The Black Swan Chronicles.
You are not going to believe the happenings. I never saw this coming at all! Not any of it! I am totally in awe of the way Victoria Danann can just put you there, right in the mix, it is so real, I was laughing then crying and at some places I was doing both.
I have to say that you really do need to read these in order because right about now you will get lost and the
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Sarah
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know I don't think it's fair for an author to write a FANTASTIC first book (My Familiar Stranger) and then CONTINUE to write MORE fantastic books! Why? Because I always want to see the first one as my favorite, it introduced me to these characters, to this world that I am now fully involved in, so it HAS to be my favorite. So when Victoria continues to keep topping that book, well I just don't think it's fair! Gathering Storm is, unsurprisingly, an amazing read! Start the series, and join ou ...more
Michelle Stein
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SPECTACULAR!
Victoria Danann's writting is spectacular!
I was an the edge of my seat, glued to my screen, wondering what was going to happen next!!
Victoria Dannan's writting is so intense and full of emotion, that it made me feel like I was actually there with all my favorite characters. I can't count how many times I've had to put my reader down to dab away quite a few tears, both from happiness and from sadness.
There are also quite a few surprises that I never saw coming!!
All I can say is AM
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Pam James
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gathering Storm the Review

How do I do justice to the brilliance that is Victoria Danann.
I have to say is this is a fabulous book. This is what I wrote right after reading the book. “ So my heart is still pounding!!! I still have tears in my eyes. This is the best damn book ever!! (So Far) Victoria Danann you are a genius!! I am going to have to lull a little bit till I can do justice to the best review I have ever given!! I hope I am worthy of this!! I have Highlighted about 1/2 of this book. Y
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Bleumoon
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You don't read Victoria's books, you experience them. The tapestry that Victoria has woven with these stories and people is so stunningly brilliant and at the same time rich with deep undertones that you can not help but fall in love.

Victoria's books get under your skin. They work their way into your heart and you fall in love...
in love with these honorable Knights and Ladies...
in love with the depth of love that is shared between husbands and wives...
in love with their too adorable babies...
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Nelta
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann has once again gifted us with an engaging continuation of her Order of the Black Swan series in book 5, "Gathering Storm"... I liken her ingenious writing style to a glass of fine wine.....you want to slowly savor it, to enjoy the way it coats your taste buds with its flavor and the pleasure you feel as it slides down your throat and warms you from the inside out...only to find yourself pouring another glass until the bottle is empty.....and you want more!
"Gathering Storm" was
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Tifinie Henry
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Awesomeness continued...

Once again Victoria Danann DOES NOT CEASE TO AMAZE. The fifth book in her series The Order Of The Black, is the best one yet.

The journey that was started with My Familiar Stranger continues with Gathering Storm. (To truly enjoy this series you will need to read the books in order.)

As I finished reading Gathering Storm my first words were; "Wow! Blow me away!"
This book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. I laughed, I cried and even did both at the same time. All o
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Anna-marie
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book picks up roughly where No 4 ended. Elora, Ram & baby Helm, have moved back into Jefferson Unit. They hope that this will keep Elora safe, from another attack, from the Raglenclan.
Storm & Litha are at their Vineyard with their new baby daughter Elora “Rosie” Rose. Who, although only being 6 weeks old. Is already proving she is a very special little girl.
Jefferson Unit is going through changes. It is temporarily being converted from a hunter facility to a Training & Research
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Michelle Stein
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SPECTACULAR!
Victoria Danann's writting is spectacular!
I was an the edge of my seat, glued to my screen, wondering what was going to happen next!!
Victoria Dannan's writting is so intense and full of emotion, that it made me feel like I was actually there with all my favorite characters. I can't count how many times I've had to put my reader down to dab away quite a few tears, both from happiness and from sadness.
There are also quite a few surprises that I never saw coming!!
All I can say is AM
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Dawn Dow
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The #5 book of the Order of the Black Swan series is explosive emotion! This book is an emotional roller-coaster ride! Couldn't put it down from start to finish! Since it has not been released yet I will not get into details but if you've read the other four books in the series you must read this one! If you have not read the other books yet, what are you waiting for? Get started now so that you will be ready when Gathering Storm is released on the 19th of September! You will not be disappointed ...more
Crystal
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that it's so good, it's difficult to review. You want to throw around words like Speldiforous or Supercalafragilistic or something else equally insane to describe the heart-stopping tale you just read. But we have to try.

We love the mundane side of the Order of the Black Swan stories; loving husbands, conniving (in a good way) wives, caring friends, and sweet children. The books all have this down home quality when it comes to the relationships between characters. This
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Rebecca Stigers
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who love paranormal and love
Recommended to Rebecca by: Victoria Danann
I only wish they had more star's for this book! I would give it 10 at least! This has got to be the best book yet of the Black Swan series! I was so nervous to start reading it because it had like they say "big shoes to fill" And it did that and more! It blew me away! It had most of the same loveable characters and some new ones...the babies are getting bigger and the Black Swan's are getting better. The story line was the best ever...I can't say to much cause I don't want to spoil anything for ...more
Sylvia Ashford
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I first read My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann, my thought's were this Author has something Special, but after reading her fifth installment Gathering Storm part of The Order of The Black Swans series, I Now know that I am reading books of a Master Story Teller. Gathering Storm made me Cry, Sigh, and Wonder Why this Series is Not a Major Movie, Victoria Danann's books are Not just another Paranormal read but rather a Symphony of a mind like no other, creating a world ware it takes a t ...more
Susan
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once again Victoria has written a book that keeps you turning pages because you can't wait to find out what happens. I love the little references that remind us that this isn't the same dimension in which the story takes place. Glen's story is fleshed out more and I think we will hear more about him in future books as his tale isn't finished. Elora once again has to battle Stagnare dimension but with Helm at risk as well. There is nothing like a mother fighting for her "babies" including the tra ...more
Ticia Morton hall
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a 'WHOPPER' of a Storm!!! I have to tell you that this book is amazing! Victoria Danann's fifth book tops them all! It begins right where "Moonlight" left off and weaves a tale that is mesmerizing. All of Bad Company is reunited and all of the favorite characters to support them. Get ready for an emotional ride when you read "Gathering Storm"! You definitely need to brace yourself!!! :)
Ellen Sandberg
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW....What can I say.... Wow

This is the 5th book in the Order of the Black Swan. Please forgive me for repeating that the books need to be read in order (MY FAMILIAR STRANGER, THE WITCH'S DREAM, A SUMMONER'S TALE, MOONLIGHT). I say this because I love these books and that is the way to fully appreciate the scope of this series.

Gathering Storm is amazing. So much of it I didn't see coming because I was so caught up in the story. The action sequences were beyond exciting. To be honest, when I com
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Between the Bind
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann is an author for the ages, creating scenes so real, so honestly hilarious one moment and heart breaking the next, readers find themselves completely immersed in Danann's world of breathtakingly sexy Knights and beautifully strong Ladies, all revolving within an intertwining universe that is uniquely her own.

Gathering Storm is a beautiful addition to the Black Swan series. All of our favorite characters are back as they get pulled, yet again, out of retirement to save one of their
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Lady M.C.
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I know how she does it!

Yes, Victoria Danann has to be out of this world, that’s the only explanation!

“Gathering Storm” I was speechless for a long time after I finish reading. I laughed so hard (I almost did not make it to the little girl’s room), I cried, I was shocked and sad, all these emotions left me speechless.

The story picks up where Moonlight left off, and if I start telling you about it, I’ll get excited and ruin the story for you!

I first read “My familiar Stranger” earlier this year an
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Robyn
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gathering Storm...book 5 in the awesome The Order of the Black Swan Saga will blow you away! The book is everything that readers of the series have to come to expect and then some. Love, laughter, suspense, surprises, laugh out loud moments, crying in your sweet tea moments and a few moments where you go 'WHAT!?!' The plot twists and turns kept me turning the pages and up way past my normal off to bed time as I just had to keep reading to the end to find out what was going to happen. Old favorit ...more
Laurel Johnson
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW!! This book was amazing!! Victoria Danann has done it yet again!! My favorite read of the year!! I laughed, cried and rejoiced with these characters. They feel like friends instead of fictional characters in a book. Can't wait for whatever Victoria writes next. I fell in love with the first book Familiar Strangers and can't get enough of the series!! Victoria, keep writing and I'll keep reading your books. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world! If you haven't read ...more
Diane
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was an amazing book, I could not put it down, even to do my school work! It continues on with the story and characters we all have grown to love and brings even more into the mix. I love the new book and am ready for the next one already!!! I am rereading the book again, just to make sure I did not forget anything!
Laura Wolf
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so so sad! Sad that this book ended! WAH! Gathering Storm picks right up where book 4 left off. Lots of action going on at the Jefferson Unit. Love this series. Hurry up with book 6!!!
Cindy
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this series and this author!!!! This story is more focused on B Team (I missed them these last few months) and the new arrivals. Sexy, fun, gut-wrenching... it's all here!
Hooked On Books
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing

This book picks up roughly where No 4 ended. Elora, Ram & baby Helm, have moved back into Jefferson Unit. They hope that this will keep Elora safe, from another attack, from the Raglenclan.
Storm & Litha are at their Vineyard with their new baby daughter Elora “Rosie” Rose. Who, although only being 6 weeks old. Is already proving she is a very special little girl.
Jefferson Unit is going through changes. It is temporarily being converted from a hunter facility to a Training & Resear
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Tabitha Schneider
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 ...more
Dee Bowerman
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book 5 GATHERING STORM from The Order Of the Black Swan Series by @Victoria Danann has turned a fun,funny, sexy, thrill ride and turned it into an EPIC JOURNEY.This book tore my heart out. made me laugh,pulled me apart and put me back together again. If you have been reading the series you will soooo NOT be disappointed in this one.A reminder this series is not stand alone books, you must read the whole series to get the total experience.I urge you to start reading them now.All my favorite chara ...more
Shanna
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the prior books from the Black Swan series then you definitely have to read this one. This book brought out all the emotions. One time I was laughing and the next I was crying. It was so good to be back in the black swan world and read about all the characters that I had missed while waiting for this one to come out. Its so awesome to see how all the family's are growing and how the babies are doing. There was definitely a twist that I didn't see coming with Glen,but dont want t ...more
Cheryl Lewis fennimore
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am such a lucky girl to have received an early copy of Gathering Storm. New words will have to be invented to describe what an excellent book this is. Victoria Danann consistently raises the bar with each book she writes. This book is filled with wonderful characters I have come to love while reading the Order of the Black Swan saga. I have laughed, cried, done a little victory dance and have spoken out loud to my Kindle and gotten some very odd looks in public. If you haven't read any of Vict ...more
Maggie Nolan
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Oh my gosh, I loved this book! I have read all of Victoria Danann's books, and one of the things that I really love about her books is that she is not predictable.....except that they are always funny, exciting, serious, silly, sensual, romantic, and occasionally jaw-dropping....all in every book. I could not have imagined the twists and turns in this book. Absolutely genius! Having said that, all of my favorite characters were there (like a family reunion), but I added a few new ones to my list ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is the author of over thirty eight romances: paranormal, scifi, fantasy, and contemporary.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES FOUR YEARS IN A ROW. - Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

She also won Paranormal Romance Novel of the Year FOUR YEARS IN A ROW
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Other books in the series

Knights of Black Swan (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • My Familiar Stranger (Knights of Black Swan, #1)
  • The Witch's Dream (Knights of Black Swan, #2)
  • A Summoner's Tale: The Vampire's Confessor (Order of the Black Swan, #3)
  • Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf (Knights of Black Swan, #4)
  • A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Knights of Black Swan, #6)
  • Solomon's Sieve (Knights of Black Swan, #7)
  • Vampire Hunter (Knights of Black Swan, #8)
  • Journey Man (Knights of Black Swan, #9)
  • Falcon (KBS: Next Generation #1)
  • JAX (Knights of Black Swan: Next Generation #2)