“From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flame-like as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid jade-faced painters of Tokio who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.” (Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray)“Lara Biyuts. Romancière, a novelist, if you like, she is uncommonly brave. She goes up stream, not seeking sympathizers, not avoiding eddy currents of contradictions, and not leaving the controversial theme of her books despite her knowing of the possibility that a desk could be a dangerous place. I understand it’s difficult to her and many things can fear on her way to readers, but she is winged by her daring creativity, which can be seen in her every work, and her every work shows her own style and manner of writing, therefore, don’t stop, Lara, don’t smooth out, don’t slack off, and don’t expect sympathy from those who believe writers like you are blasted. Your heroes love and suffer, and with all their queerness and refinement, their feelings are simple, genuine and profound. Your stories are not about the notorious and common rush for wealth which preoccupies minds of common people, but you are successfully avoiding eddies of the royal history, and your writings is above the fantasy fiction fans’ petty minds… Lara Biyuts’ books could have much more reviews if her fans were brave like she, sharing their thoughts and putting their names to their web-published comments and not writing anonymously.” (Vlad Anghel).Publishers Note: This book is a homoerotic love story. It contains sexual acts that may be offensive to some readers: male-male sexual practices.