I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this story. The world building was really well done, and had a grittier feel than many of the other m/m fantasy worlds I've read. I liked Rath, and could sympathize with the position he found himself in. I liked seeing him grow, and learn over the course of the story. I thought the relationship building was well paced, and I liked how much both men brought to the table, and how they helped each other. It wasn't one man saving the other, but both of them learning to understand and appreciate each other. I managed to guess one of the plot twists, but I found it didn't matter to me. It worked with the characters, their prejudices, and history. The secondary cast was well developed, and added a lot to the story. A really nicely developed story, and a fun, fast paced read. I basically devoured it in one sitting.