Although I don’t indulge in it very often, I really do have a love of a well done espionage novel. My father has always read those kind of books, and he got me hooked years ago. He was also the one who got me hooked on fantasy as well. To find a mm novel with a plot that is as strong as the relationship made me a very happy girl.
I really liked the characters in this book. Both Tom and Prophet are strong, complicated men, with some truly dark pasts. I appreciated that both were strong enough to protect the other, and that it wasn’t a story where one man was constantly having to take care of, or dominate the other. Their balance of power was nuanced, and constantly shifting. This made for an exciting reading experience for me, and only made it that much sexier. The secondary characters were an interesting, and well developed group. I liked how much they brought to the story.
The plot was really well developed, and exciting. I did like how much the secondary characters played into the plot. I liked that no matter how skilled the Prophet, and Tommy are they don’t solve everything, nor get out of every situation alone. It made for a more well rounded reading experience for me. The ending was well done, and left me wanting more without leaving me feeling like the book cut out a chapter early. A great start to an exciting new series.