Michael is an ex-prostitute, which means that nobody in polite society wants anything to do with him. He believes that the only way to help other male prostitutes is to make their working conditions bearable. His friend Janus is an upper-class gentleman who believes that his d ...more
The cobwebs were the first to go; then came the bat droppings and the curled corpses of dead insects and twenty years' worth of accumulated dust. That left only the floors to wash, the walls and ceiling to paint, the door to repair, and furnishings to bring in.
And then the third of sixty-three rooms would be ready.
Pausing to lean on his mop, Janus glanced wistfully toward the window. The rooms on this side of the house had the best view, pointing toward an open square: from where Janus...more
The author, Dusk Peterson, does a wonderful job in creating a unique world set during Edwardian times. From the buildings to the wardrobe and the attitude of the people, every detail is described in a way that drew me into the story and made the story come to life.
Michael was a great character to read. An ex-pros ...more
The relationship between the two men who own the whorehouse, Michael and Janus is one of those unforgettable pairings that will live with the reader long after they finish the story.
Catana's review sums up the plot really well.
The world building is well st ...more
A resident of Maryland, Mx. Peterson lives with an apprentice and several thousand books.