The Gathering Storm is a historical paranormal novel rich in detail and description. Katerina is an interesting character, quite headstrong and unique for her time. The fantasy/paranormal aspect of the novel develops gradually, slowly seeping into the realism of the plot. And yes, there’s romance - an unwanted suitor and an impossible no-win love situation. The ending leaves some loose ends, but that’s not unexpected with a series. Overall, this was an enjoyable read, and something a little different for fans of paranormal romance.
Book 1: The Gathering Storm
Book 2: The Unfailing Light
Book 3: The Morning Star
Bridges, Robin. The Gathering Storm: The Katerina Series #1. New York: Random House Children's Books, 2012.