"This is a wonderful and haunting story about a shapeshifter who comes to earth on a mission and becomes human, only to forget what that mission was, no doubt being caught up in the machinations and ramblings of the mind. For me, this novel no doubt is meant to be an allegory about humankind's forgetting of who we really are and of our own greatness and place in the universe."
"A young man slowly finds himself transformed with the help of some sadistic female "friends." A fascinating nightmare, haunting and deeply erotic with elements of the supernatural and sci fi thrown in for good measure."
"This is the story of person, born in the wrong body, who overcomes adversity, growing up to become a lovely young woman. In the process she ingeniously unlocks a secret to finding a multimillion dollar stash and makes peace with her remaining emotional demons. Very good."
"Set in the context of Spitfires, Messerschmitts, ack-ack guns, weaponry, ordinance of all sorts and torture, this novel is a page turner. For as many times and ways as the tale of gender transformation is told, it is never too many times for me, particularly related by this fine author."
"It's the 25th century. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Read all about it in a very strong tg tale about a young person finding her way against all odds in a hostile brave new world."
"If you can get past the "colonial" British anti-black sentiment, a disturbing element that probably ads to the overall realism to this novel, this is an exciting and well-written tale of intrigue and action that seems reminiscent of the Tanya Allan novels I've read."
"The gender transformation of a male who lived with an unrealized intersex condition. In the period of a week, he turns into a woman and a beautiful and fully functioning one, at that! Suspend your disbelief as I did, and this novel really was quite good. Great secret agent and spy stuff, set in the background of WW II Nazi Germany."
"The author, who dealt with years of agonizing gender dysphoric feelings, describes vividly what it is like to awaken in the wrong body and deal with every day experiences through the filter of that heaviness, all the while trying to pretend that everything is fine and will somehow all work out. A great buy at .99 cents."
"A well-written, exciting and sexy SF gender novel about stem cell research, genetics and extreme body modification. Testing and violating all ethical boundaries, the characrers are driven by a pathological lust for power."
"Not quite the British FTM tg equivalent of "Middlesex," but a not-too-distant second. A bit slow in starting but, hang in there, it gathers a good deal of steam and has a strong finish, like a good stout."
"A brilliantly conceived novel that not only fully captures the gender experience, it allows one to experience what it is like to actually BE someone else, seeing the world through the eyes of another."
"This is the story of a very sweet gender dysphoric boy who overcomes social ostracism by peers to transition to a female gender role at a very early age and then goes on to lead an exciting and "out there" life as teenager and young adult. See my review."
"A classic work of fiction and a clever, well-written and sexy fantasy that really held my interest. I enjoyed learning how the increasingly feminized husband adjusted to her new life, blossomed and came into her own as a capable and fulfilled person. Builds to a great ending. I would definitely recommend it for people interested in the transgender experience."
"Another story of a co-dependent male who slides down the slippery slope to eventual feminization. This well written novel, a bit on the short side, is very sexy and keeps the reader's interest. That it ends all too abruptly is unfortunate and the only thing that sullies it."
"A first class "who done it." The author leverages her knowledge of psychology and police procedures to create a well-written and exciting read that flows and keeps the reader's interest. Sadly, although a transsexual person is the focal point, there's not much character development generated about her."
"Far from perfect, but a moving, interesting and exciting novel. The author provides an authentic view of the shortcomings of our legal system, but falls short with some glaring inaccuracies in his knowledge of transgender arena. All-in-all, however, this is a very worthwhile read."
"An absolutely magnificent book about a young nobleman in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who, by mid-book somehow transforms into a woman. This florid and eloquently-written novel closely examines the nature of sexuality, gender and changing values over several centuries. Not a transgender book, per se, but a glorious evisceration of the social norms that comprise our gender."
"An exceptionally well written and sensitive novel about a person coming to terms with their own identity. On another level it profoundly illustrates the failure of our society to come to terms with the realities of life."
"I finally got around to "reading" this book (text-to-speech) after two abortive paperback attempts. Now I know what those rave reviews are all about! A great read after "Annabel" and, in fact, one of the most profound and well-written books I've ever read."
"This is an excellent book where you watch a person's life slowly unfold to eventually reveal their true self. The story is set in the 1850s and vividly captures the history and morals of the time. Well-written, sexy, but not over-the-top explicit."
"A very well-written novelette about two gay guys who get together, but need to work out some important areas of their relationship - - namely, allowing the crossdressing member of the relationship be the person he really is."