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...
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Berkley Publishing Group
Review copy provided by publisher
I anxiously await the release of each new book in the Psy-Changeling series from Nalini Singh. I absolutely have to dive in pretty much the minute the book hits my kindle every single time. Silver Silence was no different, and much like other books in the series, I was pulled in from the very first page.
Silver Mercant has intrigued me from the moment we met her. I know partially because she has successfully worked with Kaleb for so many years, but there was just something about her that made me want to know more about her. Silver seems to be more like the classic Psy figure, as in she is still silent...or at least appears to be. I questioned how silent Silver really was the first time we saw her interact with Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears. I honestly felt an instant connection between them that I felt like silence couldn't break.
I adored Valentin from the moment he appeared on the page. I have to say I didn't know what to expect from bear Changelings. I found myself love them ever bit as much as I love the wolves and cats quite honestly and loved their pack was all up in everyone's business just like the other packs. I loved that Valentin was so very protective of Silver pretty much from the moment they met. I found myself falling in love with Valentin and Silver as a couple. I felt like their differences gave them the chance to totally work as a couple. Valentin was pretty much relentless in his pursuit of Silver and I loved how he was willing to go as slow as she needed for them to be together. What always started out as sweet ended up being hot once Silver finally gave in to her attraction and true feelings.
I enjoyed the steps the humans, Psy, and Changelings are taking to work to make the Trinity Accord work for everyone. Yes there is still a solid force trying to stop Trinity from working, and I didn't love the fact that some of my favorite characters suffered injuries in Silver Silence. I did like where Ms. Singh took the series in Silver Silence. Once again I read the new book as quickly as possible and now have to wait another year for a new Psy-Changeling book. Silver Silence was a great addition to the Psy-Changeling series and I believe fans will love it every bit as much as I did.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
SILVER SILENCE by Nalini Singh
Laughing at the cubs’ antics, Valentin jogged down the slight incline and waded into what had to be ice-cold water after kicking off his boots and socks. He splashed the cubs, laughed when they splashed him back. Running so they could chase him, he turned abruptly and chased them back, to their unhidden joy.
Silver took a seat on the grass. When the female bear looked her way, she inclined her head in a silent greeting. The bear did the same, then they both watched an alpha bear play with two energetic cubs, his hands holding rough care for their small bodies.
By the time Valentin made his way back to her, he was drenched and his eyes weren’t human in any way. When he spoke, his already deep voice was so low it felt like thunder against her skin. “Couldn’t resist,” he said, pushing back his wet hair with one big hand. “If you weren’t in recovery and if I wasn’t in terror of Nova’s wrath, I’d have invited you. The small monsters wanted to play with you.”
Silver didn’t get to her feet. “Can we stay here a little longer?” It was patent that Valentin had an extremely high tolerance for the cold, but he might want to dry off.
“Sure,” he said, and, moving away several feet, shook off the wet.
Fine droplets settled on the skin of her cheek, but she didn’t flinch at the unintentional tactile contact. She also controlled her urge to reach up and touch the water where it lay against her skin. There was no reason to do that, and Silver was alive because she only did things that were rational.
Settling beside her, Valentin waved at the cubs as their guardian led their tired forms toward a path in the trees that was at the same level as the stream. “Gentler climb,” Valentin told her.
“They seem too exhausted to make it to Denhome.”
“It’s all an act—they’re hoping for a ride on their aunt’s back.” His tone held the same fond affection she’d heard when he spoke of Dima. “It’d take more than a few minutes’ play in the water to wipe out those two.”
The cubs had played with Valentin for almost a half hour. “They’re hyperactive?”
“They’re baby bears.”
Silver watched as those baby bears turned toward her and rose up on their back paws, as if in challenge. A stern sound from their caretaker, and they dropped down and scrambled to catch up with her. Their bodies disappeared into the trees as dusk began to turn from orange to shadowy gray.
Beside her, Valentin sprawled out, bracing himself on his elbows. His drenched T-shirt clung to the ridged muscles of his abdomen, pulled tight across his pectoral muscles, shaped itself over his shoulders. His jeans weren’t much better, outlining the raw muscle of his thighs.
Valentin Nikolaev was a man of violent physical strength even in human form. Yet he clearly had iron control over it; when he’d played with the children, they’d displayed zero fear of their alpha.
“You thought about where you’re going to live when you escape the bears who’ve kidnapped you?”
When she raised an eyebrow at him, he grinned. “Fringe netter with his own Internet channel sent out a breaking report last night. Pasha—who obviously needs more work duties—made up a fake account and posted a comment swearing to have seen you being pulled into a black van by six burly bears in bear form.”
“You don’t seem too concerned.” Amber eyes and deep voice, he remained very much a bear in human form.
“Well, according to this ‘eyewitness,’ the getaway driver was in bear form, too. Must’ve been tough for him to steer with one paw since he was drinking a beer at the same time.”
“Bears,” Silver said, making Valentin throw his head back and laugh that huge laugh that wrapped around her.
Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2017.