One of the things that I love about Willie's books is that I never know where he's going to take the reader. The Exiled started out like a dark crime thriller before Willie whisked me away to a fantasy realm where a dangerous legend in the form of a black swan lurks about, ready to kill anyone who dared to intrude. The story continues with the heroes desperately searching for a way to stop a monster that abducts young girls and to save both worlds from destruction. Meikle continues to excel at his ability to spin a unique, fascinating tale that is sure to draw any reader in and keep them captivated until the very last page. Highly recommended!