I found this to be a very engaging, entertaining book. I was hard pressed to put it down. The story line is very unique. It flows smoothly from character to character, maintaining continuity and cohesiveness. The characters are well-rounded, very human. Even the really bad characters had moments when I felt a bit of compassion for them. I also appreciated the way sexuality is represented. There is no shame, no apology made for people engaging in what we deem the "alternate sexualities." It is all completely natural and unforced and therefore, beautiful. This is a very satisfying read. I hope that there will be many sequels. I am looking forward to reading Darkstar's next work.