I enjoyed the book quite a lot. It's a historical-fantasy based in London with a bit of magic etc and a good amount of mystery and action to keep it i..Show More »nteresting.
Quite similar to the Locke Lamora books in terms of the type of fantasy novel.
The book does have a gender-role breaking sub-theme but the protagonist is not part of it and it is definitely not what the book is about. The book has a grand total of TWO gay characters. The other reviewer who mentions every second character being gay is exaggerating quite a lot...
But even if there were more than two gay characters, it's hardly a reason to read or not read the book. The problems you would face reading it are no different than if a hetro guy was reading a book with a straight female protagonist...
Overall there is very little explicit details gay or straight. A few scattered sentences is about it.
Given the price ($8 when I bought it), this book is DEFINITELY worth a read. Very very cheap for 15 hours of solid entertainment!
I was sad that book 2 isn't here or isn't written yet.