Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1
Published by Berkley
Published on: June 13 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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’m not going to lie . . . I’m several books behind in Singh’s PSY-CHANGELING series. The last one I read was the one about Kaleb Kryksksusksruk (or something like that).
It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the series—I did—but Kaleb was like the guy, the one we’d all been waiting for, so the natural assumption is that the next book won’t compare, blah blah, something, blah, and here we are however many years later.
Then came SILVER SILENCE, and I’m like, yes, I will take this opportunity to dive back into this fantastic world.
Is it necessary that you read the entire PSY-CHANGELING series before reading this spin-off?
No. I didn’t and I was fine.
Should you read at least some of it?
Umm . . . debatable. SILVER SILENCE is what comes after the Big Deal that went down in PSY-CHANGELING. And unlike most PNR series, Singh doesn’t write each new installment as a standalone. Each book builds on the previous book, an individual story arc that furthers a long-running story arc. But I’m pretty sure you’d be okay with a basic rundown of the Important Things:
1. This world is composed of three races: the Psy, Changelings, and humans.
Psy have all the abilities associated with the mind, like telepathy and telekinesis, Changelings are all the various shapeshifters, and humans are humans.
2. Psy are Vulcans.
3. Psy leadership is very, very corupt.
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Now that thething View Spoiler »Psys realized that their vulcanness was Bad « Hide Spoiler happened that we all knew needed to happen, it’s a New Day with new, yet surprisingly similar problems.
I think in this world there is always going to be some group of Bad People who want to control the world. And that’s fine. Finding new ways to thwart the new schemes of Bad People is one of the things Singh does best.
I say “one of” b/c the thing that Singh does best is create endearing groups of shifters, which is what she does (again) in SILVER SILENCE. Only this time, it’s a bunch of bears. Russian bears. With lots of cubs.
Bears are hilarious. At least Singh’s are.
And this bear goes and does what so many other Changelings have done before him and falls for an icy, non-feeling Psy. BUT. The way it happens always feels new.
So if you’re a fan of paranormal romance, do yourself a favor and check out this new chapter of the Psy-Changeling world. B/c Bears. Are. Best.
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