“The Black Swan” by Mercedes Lackey. Wow - what a good book! A story of love, both carnal and pure, romance, and sorcery. Reminiscent of a Dungeons and Dragon tale! A dark sorcerer who has a flock of swans and a beautiful daughter; the swans are not normal, and neither is the daughter. The sorcerer has a just cause for his actions. But does he really? Will his own flesh and blood, along with his words, come back to haunt him? 4 stars on a scale of 1 to 5.