Alright, I am hooked! Just a couple of chapters in and my head is already playing tricks. A decided lack of personal pronouns, but the character voices gained gender in my head through speech patterns, when I had an epiphany and realized, that I had gone astray, all the voices had to be female! Shame on me, but congrats to the authors on fleshing out the characters without a dependence on gender as a crutch. I look forward to the full version hitting my bookshelf.