New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the hearts of two fractured people in a world on the brink of a psychic Armageddon . . .
Silence has fallen. The Psy are free to feel emotion. Free to love. But Silence was never a prison for Ivan Mercant. The biggest threat to his future lies dormant in his brain—a psychic monster that wants only to feed. And now, the brutal leash he’s kept on that monster is slipping. He prepared for this day, for the end of Ivan Mercant . . . but that was before he met Lei.
As primal as she is human, this wild changeling brings color into his life, laughter to his soul. Then the dream shatters in a rain of blood, in silent bodies in the snow. Lei is gone. Vanished without a trace . . . until he meets strangely familiar eyes across a busy San Francisco street.
Soleil Bijoux Garcia is a healer who has lost everything. She exists in a world of desolate aloneness . . . till the day she finds herself face-to-face with a lethal stranger. The animal who is her other half knows this man, but her memories are tattered fragments. Sorrow and a need for vengeance are all that drive her. Her mission? To kill the alpha of the DarkRiver leopard pack.
But fate has other plans. Soon, a deadly soldier who believes himself a monster and a broken healer might be all that stand between life and death for the entire Psy race. . . .
In bestseller Singh's immersive sixth Psy-Changeling Trinity romance (after Last Guard), a telepathic Psy struggling with a literal inner demon meets a shape-shifting Changeling woman who shows him his future's not as bleak as he believes. When Ivan Mercant is injured at a training course for fellow Psy, it's Soleil Bijoux Garcia, a Changeling who can shape-shift into an ocelot, who patches him up. The pair quickly fall in love and Ivan opens up, confessing that there's a monster living inside his mind. Though Soleil assures him that they'll handle it together, she disappears the next day, leaving Ivan convinced he scared her off until they cross paths several months later and Soleil has no idea who he is. She's confused as to why her inner ocelot responds so strongly to this stranger, longing to mark him as hers. Ivan works to understand what happened to Soleil and help her to recover, while Soleil teaches him that his life is worth fighting for and shows him that the darkness in his mind may be able to fix the crumbling PsyNet. Singh's worldbuilding is elaborate as ever, and she brings all the romance, family dynamics, and intrigue her readers crave. Series fans will find this un-put-downable. Agent: Nephele Tempest, Knight Agency.
So many good things!
So many good things in this latest installment. First, I loved Ivan. The Psy has always intrigued me because I do like the strong, silent men who don't really show emotions. That's how all the Psy are. What's even better, is that even though Ivan is all those things, he still feels very strongly. You see it in his actions. He's actually very protective and I really just enjoyed watching him fall in love with Soleil.
Soleil is the complete opposite of Ivan. She's full of life and color and doesn't hide her emotions. As a changling healer, she is very affectionate and loving, while also still being a very strong and determined woman. I love how much she fought for Ivan.
I'm really enjoying the overall plot of this spinoff and I really love seeing past characters. I can't wait to see what happens next.