I was hoping for freshness and originality in this novel because it features gay sorcerers whose magic depends on sex, which is a plot device I haven't come across very often. However, I found the plot to be ordinary and sparse. I felt that the characters were all the same; handsome, horny, intelligent, amiable. It was hard for me to tell them apart. Also, I felt that the language Fox used was too precious, if you know what I mean. Words and phrases like "handsome youths", "godlike", and "magnificent body", were used constantly, and everyone was always kissing tenderly, caressing gently. I felt the sex scenes could have been much more arousing, but, as I said, the characters were interchangeable and the writing was cliche; all the sex acts seemed the same. I would have liked to see different acts associated with individual spells, for example. All in all, I was disappointed with the book, although if you want a quick, easy read with lots of explicit sex, this is your book.