For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah
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Science Fiction, M/M, Ménage, Romance
Canada, 2165 AD. The Water Wars and a decimated economy have taken their toll. Anyone who doesn't live in a military-patrolled metropolis lives in a clan. But being in a clan doesn't mean safety. And for a Ven like Roan Lee, it doesn't matter where he lives. Safety is a luxury. So is freedom. Roan is desperate to escape the governtary's exploitation and torture. He is nothing to them but 54σK1, an artifact born from a genetic mishap. When the chance to escape arises, he makes a run for it—and encounters the lover from his past, twisting his future into a second chance he never expected. As leaders of Clan Teach, Jace Ama and his wife, Cayra Diega, have enough difficulty keeping their people safe. When Roan is thrown to their feet as a prisoner, their marriage becomes an additional challenge. Jace still loves Roan, but where does that leave Cayra?
3 out of 5 (good)
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Roan was taken from the Clan he called home, from the love of his young life, Jace. 15 years later, Roan is a military weapon, being a Ven. But he has had enough and makes his escape, straight into Clan Teach, where he was taken from, where Jace is now Clan leader, along with his wife. Will Roan be made welcome? For the most part, I enjoyed this book. Its only, and I do mean ONLY saving grace was the fact that all three main characters have a say. We hear from Roan and Jace, but also from Jace's wife, Cayra. It is the only thing that kept me going, the only thing that saved this book from a lower rating, or even a DNF. I just felt totally disconnected from everything and everyone. From the world, the history. It was never fully explained what happened to the world. What Roan was or if it did, I totally missed it. How the Clan got from Canada to London. Some things didn't make sense, to me, anyway! The Clan has trucks, but it doesn't say how they are powered. The Clan lives off the land, but they have grenade launchers and guns, from where?? I did love the scenes between Roan and Jace upon their reunion; between Jace and Cayra, and between them all three. I loved that Jace and Roan didn't push Cayra out, that she wanted to be let in. *insert heavy sigh* It was OKAY, I guess! 3 stars
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Archer Kay Leah was raised in Canada, growing up in a port town at a time when it was starting to become more diverse, both visibly and vocally. Combined with the variety of interests found in Archer’s family and the never-ending need to be creative, this diversity inspired a love for toying with characters and their relationships, exploring new experiences and difficult situations. Archer most enjoys writing speculative fiction and is engaged in a very particular love affair with fantasy, especially when it is dark and emotionally charged. When not reading and writing for work or play, Archer is a geek with too many hobbies and keeps busy with other creative endeavors, a music addiction, and whatever else comes along. Archer lives in London, Ontario with a same-sex partner and their cat.
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