Just when I thought there was nothing really new in the M/M genre... There are some great reviews of this book so I won't restate what so many others have already said. Yes, there were a few editing issues but I've come to expect that in most of the books being churned out these days. It didn't detract from the amazing story telling. The world that Andrew paints is fascinating. It made me engage my brain which is something far too many stories never do. Some scenes are graphic and hard to read, even when happening to characters you loath, but they were necessary to the story. There was nothing gratuitous about any of it. I'm looking forward to more of Mr. Ashling's writing. I hope he continues to break the mold and write intelligent, thought provoking stories.