My first thoughts(1) I really don't like the name Alaster and any derivatives/variations thereof(2) I really want the Elf dude to top.(3) The title sounds really kinkypost-read EtA:Weirdly, Alasdaire seems like a kind of ingenue character. I actually rather liked it. It's all written in a high prose sort of style, very mystical. It makes me think of bards' tales and the such.I really liked the characters. There wasn't a great sense of urgency, but as I said, it was a bard's tale. I liked it.