Title: Reclamation – Dominion Two
Author: Lissa Kasey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Seiran, Gabe, Jamie and Kelly
After killing with magic to save his own life, Seiran Rou is persona non grata with the Dominion, the ruling body of magic. Though he has the support of his vampire lover, Gabe, his half-brother, Jamie, and his friend Kelly, Sei suffers when Dominion supporters continue to harass him. To make matters worse, long-buried memories of his violent past are starting to surface, including e-mails and phone calls from Matthew Pierson, a man who abused him—a man who’s supposed to be dead.
With his fears driving a wedge between him and Gabe, Sei tries to get help, only to find himself in a trap. Sei does know Gabe will come for him. What he doesn’t know is how either of them will survive the fight.
This author has jumped onto my auto buy list all due to this series. In the follow up to Inheritance, Lissa Kasey continues Seiran’s story that stands just as strong if not stronger than the first title. With Reclamation Seiran is not only the Pilar but he’s a broken man who faces the hardest of obstacles daily. Not even his brother Jamie can save him the harsh words, the looks, the downright meanness from the other oddities of this world. I mean, this poor boy was abused all his life, his mother? Oh please, what a piece of…well you get the picture. She isn’t so much seen in this book but it’s due to her that he’s the mess he is. The chemistry between Seiran and Gabe, his vampire lover is just outstanding. Lissa has created these characters and given them vastly different personalities and fleshed them out so well that I have fallen totally and completely in love with them. Gabe has the patience of Job and he loves, no he adores, no he is totally in love with Seiran and the amazing sacrifices he goes through for his lover just melted my heart.
Seiran is now in counseling by request of the Dominion due to his misadventure from the last story…he also was instructed to teach a class in college as punishment, so the guy has his hands full. Now, if you’ll remember he suffers badly from OCD, and he ends up hurting his hands so badly midway through the book that sadly he is in bandages and such well until the end. Seiran is on the road to recovery, but once again, he is haunted by his past. People die all around him, and not the right ones. Then he begins to see his ex, the ass who abused him since the age of eleven and things get worse.
You will need tissue. I’m serious. Just…when you’re reading this one, please don’t throw your reader…it’ll pay off.
And in case you’re wondering what order to read this series in here it is: Now, I only reviewed the two novels. I did read the shorts in between them and I suggest you do the same:
Reviewed By: Michele