Monday, June 09, 2014

Shield of Winter

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness… 

Release date June 3, 2014 Berkley Penguin Group Book 13 in the Psy-Changeling series

I love Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling books so much. I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Shield of Winter thanks to the publisher through NetGalley.

I've always wanted to know more about Vasic. I have to admit I had never really loved Vasic until I read this book. He always seemed like a cold-blooded killer to me. Granted he is an Arrow, but seemed more like the silent ones than some of the other Arrows.

I have to say Nalini totally won me over with this book. I liked Ivy Jane from the moment she appeared on the page. Vasic and Ivy Jane wouldn't seem like they would work as a couple when you first look at them. However they not only worked as a couple, but I loved them together. Part of what I loved best about them was how slow and sweet they moved in their relationship. 

I also love the time Vasic spent with his grandfather. Honestly before he met Ivy Jane I felt like he was pretty much a machine, but seeing how sweet he was with his grandfather and how much he loved him, made me love Vasic even more. While I loved spending time with favorite characters and seeing the new love develop, I still think my favorite scene happens between Judd and Vasic.

Shield of Winter is another winner in the Psy-Changeling series. I read it as fast as I possibly could because this series really is like book-crack for me. Now I must wait until next year to get my next fix in this series. Luckily I will get my Nalini Singh fix in October with the next Guild Hunter book Archangel's Shadow.


Silver James said...

*sigh* I really must read these books one of these days soon. Any chance I can read this one as a standalone? I have the feeling Vasic is my kind of book boyfriend. ;)

Liza Brown said...

You won't really understand him without the other books. Do you like audio books? This series is so awesome in audio. I own them all!

Jen Twimom said...

I LOVED Vasic with Grandfather. Those moments stole the show and were amazing!

As for your favorite moment - you wouldn't be referring to the one when Vasic asks for advice, would you. LOL!

Liza Brown said...

Well we did get a Judd fix when asking for advice. ;)