I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah
Published by Less Than Three Press on May 25th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, LGBT, Dystopian
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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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?
Archer Kay Leah’s For the Clan was a pretty good sic-fi, romantic novel. It takes place in the 22nd Century in Canada. The economy has collapsed, and the military has taken over the towns, though some people live in the woods. These people live in clans, and try to have as much freedom as they can away from the government. Roan Lee is a Ven, a new race of human whose DNA was altered during the Water Wars, raised by the Clans and now finds himself an instrument of the government. When he manages to escape their clutches, he reunites with his childhood love, and finds an opportunity for a second chance at love.
I really loved how the relationship between Roan and Jace Ama was very well-developed. As was the relationship between Jace and his wife Cayra. Leah did a great job making it difficult for the reader to decide which couple they’d want to end up together. Both pairs of relationships were very strong, and caring. I also thought the characters were complex and well-developed, and were interesting on their own. This was great as they each had their own POVs in the novel.
If there was one thing I didn’t care for it was the two main storylines, romantic story and dystopian storyline, being told in the same book. Not to say I didn’t enjoy both stories, but they each seemed too complex to get throughly told in just one book. If I had my way, the story would extend into another novel. However, I will say there’s something great about an author telling a story in just one novel, and not dragging it out for the sake of making a series. Maybe I just really enjoyed these characters, but I would’ve liked to see this develop over a longer period of time (or pages). It’s not a big thing, bust a want.
I recommend this novel to fans of paranormal, dystopian romances. This is a M/M romance, as well as a ménage, so if that’s not your thing, then this book is probably not for you. However, I really enjoyed For the Clan, and found it hard to put down. As I said above, the characters were well-developed, the story was really well told, and the romance was believable. A very good read!