I don't know what I was expecting with this book but I was really surprised with it. The world-building was so different! There are panther shifters here with an Egyptian foundation that I found fascinating. I've been resisting reading this because I tend to not read a lot of MM PNR. If this is what I've been missing I obviously need to expand my net because I got sucked right into this world and these characters. Tortured hero. Check. Alpha mate. Check. Tight friendships. Check. Unique world-building. Check. I'm all over stories like this and kicking myself for waiting so long to start this because of the PNR aspect but really looking forward to the next in the series.