I always enjoy a Kirby Crow story and this was no different. The story of Marik, the disgraced soldier and Grey, the much younger recruit sent to second him in his lonely outpost is short - novella length - never my favourite, but I loved it anyway. It's Kirby's writing!
Both men have secrets. There are some magical powers. There is a lovely sex scene and a few expressions of affection. There is danger, a bit of intrigue and a tease of things going on in the wider world. There's even some fun banter.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable read that while being complete in and of itself, left me wanting to know more about these two characters and the wider world in which they live. And, oh, I did love Marik very much. :)