I really loved the MCs. Brute's a gentle giant, and Gray is kind but spunky. They compliment each other well. I loved all the side characters and how Brute learned to esteem himself over the course of the book. The big climax though never felt climatic. This is a gentle story, as gentle as the giant telling it, and as such, there was never any sense of urgency or threat when there should have been. It was a little predictable on that end, but still a nice read.