This book is a 5 star read because of Dex. I loved his character and honestly, I don't know if I would have rated this 5 stars if he hadn't been in this.
I'm not saying he's the only thing I liked about the book. He wasn't. But he was my favorite things about the book. I also really loved the relationship between Cael and Dex. I felt the brotherly bond and affection and I would have loved some more scenes between them. I really do love a nice brotherly relationship.
I'll definitely keep reading more of this series because I want more Dex! Would I recommend it? Yes, definitely. It's a great book and I think fans of fantasy or military men will really love this.