Another chapter in this amazing and epic saga!!
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal…
Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.
Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…
I’ve been following this series since the very beginning. I have favorite books that I read again and again, and I’m definitely more into shifters than PSY, but nevertheless the author’s writing, her creativity and imagination has been a source of captivation for me ever since reading Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1).
Now, since the author has started her second big arc in the Psy-Changeling series, the wealth of information has been a bit overwhelming. I’ve noticed while reading the last few books, that I have had a hard time keeping up with everything. I love the politics that has been connecting the different species over the years, but it’s sometimes quite challenging to keep all the characters and different story arcs separated.
Reading Silver Silence made it even more obvious that the further I get along in this series the more difficult it is to keep up.
And the most shocking happened, I almost stopped reading Silver Silence.
During the first 30-40% of the book I wasn’t invested in the story at all and didn’t connect with Valentin or Silver. I felt absolutely destroyed, disappointed and depressed that I wasn’t enjoying this book.
Fortunately I was persistent and kept on reading. It got better. And better. And then – WOW!!! Literally OMG!!!! I was fully immersed. And when PART 2 started I was 100% emotionally involved.
And the most amazing thing happened I fell in love with Valentin and Silver.
I love bear shifters, I’ve always had a soft spot for them ever since I read Shelly Laurenston’s shifter series. They are my favorite shifters of all. Maybe because they are so intimidatingly big, curious, blunt and cuddly. Valentin was all of that in addition to being a fantastic ALPHA. He was adoringly sneaky, and so, so lovable. His bone-deep devotion and love for Silver was palpable in every decision, gesture and word. Valentin’s believe and faith in their connection was indestructible and beautifully emotional.
Silver on the other hand went through an incredible transformation. She was a typical PSY, emotionlessly cold and silent. It was a privilege to read the intricate and layered character development that Silver went through – TWICE!!!! Nothing in this journey was hastened or skipped. Her transformation felt believable and natural. And it was amazingly heart-warming and beautiful.
That said, the second half of the book made all the difference. It was stunningly gripping and captivating and the author did an outstanding job bringing these two very opposite characters together.
Silver Silence started off a brand-new, and far reaching arc. It introduced new species, new characters, and story developments that shook the foundation and believe system in such a way that anything is possible.
Now, more than ever, I’m curious to see where Nalini Singh is taking us. Her imagination knows no bounds and it’s been a privilege to be part of this saga.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.