Author: Lissa Kasey
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Seiran Rou’s life is complicated—he’s the only male in the world allowed to take magic classes in a female-dominant society, his vampire boyfriend, Gabe, is hinting that he wants more, and his mother is demanding a grandchild. But when a co-worker turns up dead on his doorstep, Seiran realizes his problems are only beginning.
With the police dogging his steps, a stalker-like bartender watching his every move, and a magic groupie following him around, Seiran is finding it hard to hide his power—a power that if revealed could get him killed. The Dominion, the ruling body of elemental magic, seems to have started a deadly game to control the rare magic he possesses.
Someone is pulling strings, murdering witches, and gathering power. When Seiran finds himself next on the hit list, he doesn’t know whether to run and hide or prove himself to be the powerful witch he is. If he stands up and fights, he’ll have to decide what is more important—hiding his power or protecting the ones he loves.
I first read Inheritance by Lissa Kasey almost two years ago. To say I was underwhelmed at the time would be an understatement. The thing is, at the time, I wasn’t very into reading paranormal at all. None of it really “did it” for me.
Here is what I had to say two years ago:
Meh. Okay, I guess that isn’t long enough of a review, huh? This world was just a bit too much for me. I am not sure of “Too much” what, but just too much. I mean there were witches and vamps and lycan and female dominated society and and and… not to mention that it very obviously was sitting itself up for a series because it threw in details that never got resolved or touched again.
But the thing is… tastes change. This is now my third time to read Inheritance. The first two were the old DSP version. This time I read the re-release. Each time I fall a little more in love with this world.
With the re-release came some new content a some additional editing. I think the new prologue gives us some more appreciation for the predicament in Sei finds himself. It also gives us an appreciation for his relationship with Gabe. The prologue is the former Dominion short, Friction (or at least taken from it). It is a necessary part of Sei’s back story. I can’t pinpoint what else is different in this version because it has been so long since I last read the title.
Sei is a powerful male witch in a female dominated society. Add to that the fact that he is femme, gay, and a lynx shifter, he finds more safety and security in the world of vampires than he does with his own kind. Well, he doesn’t really know any of his “kind” as male witches are allowed to be. The only reason he gets an exception is that his mother is a powerful and well-connected witch in her own right.
There is a lot to assimilate in the Dominion world. There are witches who shift and those that don’t. There are vampires and lycan. There are levels of power that determine your standing in the magical world. There are those that want to overthrow the current regime and those that just want power however they can get it. Oh and there is Gabe, Sei’s vampire lover and his only true champion.
All this packed in about 170 pages, give or take. But Inheritance is only the first in a series. As the series progresses, we get to learn more about Sei, of course, but also more about this fabulous world of Kasey’s creation.
I have read the previous versions of the rest of the series and am tempted to go read them again, but I am making myself wait for the re-releases…
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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