For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah Publication date: May 25th 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
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?
Wow- this book was absolutely epic! The worldbuilding was just amazing as we're taken to a dystopian society with 5 vastly different societies of people. There's the Governtary, Metropolis, Clans, Rogues and Vens. As a war over the water supply caused all water to become contaminated, the world broke up into different societies with different standards. The clans try to scrape by a living on the land and have to keep moving to evade the opressive Governtary and their war with the Rogues. The Vens are a mutated species, considered a genetic mishap with magical powers and are tortured into submission for the crooked Governtary. The way that the author was able to tie all these different societies together was just amazing and breathtaking to keep up with. In the mix is Roan, who was abducted from his clan 15 years ago and unwillingly used by the Governtary. He escapes only to be captured again and taken to the Leader who also happens to be his childhood love. However, he's married to Cayra and deeply in love with her. They learn to develop their feeling for each other and what follows is an actually quite touching love triangle story that really plucked at my heartstrings and was beautiful to be a part of. I was completely gripped by this action packed adventure and found myself quite unable to put the book down for the life of me! With incredibly complex characters, palpable emotions and tons of intrigue, danger, love and excitement, this book had a little bit of everything and was a true pleasure to read! If you like dystopian fiction or action packed love stories, this is a must read for you!
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.