Blood Borne

The Republic series, #3

by Archer Kay Leah

Blood Borne – Archer Kay Leah – The Republic
Part of the The Republic series:
Editions:Kindle - First edition: $ 6.99
Pages: 276
ePub - First Edition: $ 6.99
ISBN: 9781684310425
Pages: 387
PDF - First Edition: $ 6.99
ISBN: 9781684310425
Pages: 387
Paperback - First Edition: $ 19.99
ISBN: 9781684310722
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Pages: 400

For Ress, survival is a complicated nightmare. Caught between two masters on different sides of the law, his life is falling apart one bad decision at a time. All he wants is to be is a good person, a loyal family man, and a successful metalsmith—a dream he can never obtain while he works for the Shar-denn, the violent gang that plagues the republic of Kattal.

To make matters worse, he works as an informant for the High Council. He scrapes through both jobs waiting for his last breath. As the Shar-denn motto says: the only way out is dead.

No stranger to living complicated decisions, Adren is caught between worlds of cir own. As the child of a Shar-denn faction boss, cir life is a conflicted tangle of expectation and duty. When cir family is arrested, Adren manages to escape, but nowhere is safe. Desperate and on the run, Adren is determined to punish Ress for turning in cir family. No one who betrays the gang can live. Ress must pay the price, even if Adren has to go against everything ce is.

This book is on:
  • 2 To Be Read lists
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
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Pairings: NB, 4+ or Other
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Ace, Genderqueer, Non Binary, Pansexual, Transgender
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Criminals & Outlaws, Enemies to Lovers, May/December, Moral Failure
Word Count: 97000
Setting: Republic of Kattal
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

Content warning: Blood Borne contains no explicit content and instances of misgendering/the use of a trans character's deadname.

About the Author

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 bigender partner and rather chatty cat.