The Shadow Mark (Lords of Davenia #2) by Mason Thomas #mm #review @dreamspinners @MasonThomas999

Auraq Greystone, once a military officer with a promising future, exists on the fringe of society. Accused of murder, Auraq is on the run from the ax—until two fugitives crash into his solitary life. One is a young man named Kane. The glowing marks on his arm pulse with an otherworldly power, and they have made him the target of a sinister organization called the Order of the Jackal. When the old man protecting Kane dies in an ambush, Auraq swears an oath to take his place.

But the runes are far more significant than they realize. They are a message from the shadow realm, a dark memory of the past—one holding evidence of a bloody massacre and its savage architect; one that will shake the kingdom to its foundation. Risking arrest and execution, Auraq fights to get Kane to the capital city where the cryptic marking can be unlocked. And with assassins close on their trail, Auraq might never get the chance to show Kane what’s in his heart—or the way their journey together has changed him.

The Shadow Mark is an epic tale of magic, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, and—for the two men tasked with unraveling the mystery—love and redemption.

Fantasy at its best!

Just when you think you are better off alone, fate steps in to make your life just a little bit harder.  After suffering through a major upset that cost him his honor, Auraq finds himself tasked into something that may cost him and his charge their lives.
Kane is a simple man who has lived through more pain then a body should, he finds himself in a dangerous situation with no choice on his part.  When his companion finds himself in danger because of him, he wants to just go on alone.
This story has everything you could ask for! Their is magic and solders, heartbreak and healing.  I just can’t imagine not wanting to see our two main characters come through their tasks healthy and hole.  Back in the times of mages and kingdoms they work through so many obstacles including the feelings that arise between them.  I can’t say who my favorite character is because they all touched me in different ways.  The honesty and goodness just seems to poor out of Kane, yet Auard is just as deserving of love and caring.

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