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- Print Length: 365 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (June 9, 2020)
- Publication Date: June 9, 2020
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B08275LCFP
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"Once again immersing readers in a richly imagined world...Singh’s third Psy Changeling Trinity novel (after Ocean Light) delights with lovingly drawn characters."-Publishers Weekly
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"Another hands-down winner that expands Singh’s brilliantly conceived world."-Library Journal, Starred Review
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I wanted to like this more than I did. Not because it was bad but because there wasnt much to this. I'm not sure what the page count was but it felt as if this story wasnt long enough. After careful reflection, I reread before doing this review to figure out what was wrong. 40% of the book (I checked) takes place within a 24 hr period. Its hard to imagine a couple in love when almost half of the book only takes place during one day. Selenka and Ethan meet at an event and the mating bond snaps into place. Instalove but rare for changelings??
I wouldnt have minded this if we got a vivid courtship after they became mated but Singh never fully goes back and lets us enjoy the stages (mating dance)of falling in love with these two that she usually does in the other books. Most changelings eventually recognize their mate and go into courtship mode I thought. This is glossed over though. again most of this book takes place in ONE day. Even worst, we get Ethan who is psy trying to initiate the courtship with romantic gestures when technically as the changeling in this relationship, it should have been Selenka doing this and showing the hero who has never understood emotions how to love. He's psy!! How would he know to be flirty if you dont show him??
the other issue I had is that the author doesnt do a good job of the dominant aspect of the Alpha wolf Selenka. She comes across as aggressive and angry all the time and never really mellows or lowers that intensity during the relationship. this surprises me the most because we've seen the author pair strong female dominant changelings with submissives or fellow dominants and the heroines are still loveable or witty and you just enjoy them getting love without sacrificing their strength. Selenka (and the author) spend too much time trying to assure us she's dominate. To the point that Ethan, an arrow, doesnt know what he's feeling or what the mating bond means but she tells him constantly "to wait, stay back, she'll talk later, not now, go away I need to be an Alpha." :o/ Ooookay. Thats how we're treating our mate? In between pushing him away she aggressively kisses him and its just a confusing mix to throw at a psy who's spent his whole life being non emotional.
Once we get past the first day, the rest of the story is focused on who's attacking the pack. Selenka brings Ethan to her pack and proceeds to ignore him so she can hug EVERY body in the pack. Constantly. In Hawke, I found him hugging packmates natural and a great aspect of his alpha persona. With Selenka its like she spent the whole time saying she had Alpha stuff to do but this seemed to revolve around hugging pack members and a one time sparring match with a LT who is struggling with grief. I'm not sure I felt like she actually did any leading. Lucas runs a company so we see him being an Alpha. Hawke keeps the juveniles in line. Selenka...hugs people.
Lastly, other changeling and psy pairings show the psy excited about their mate in animal form. Selenka doesnt shift into her wolf until 95% mark (I checked) How do we get a changeling romance where the changeling doesnt shift the whole book? the villain or villains are easily handled in an absent minded way and partly off screen which also adds to the disappointment of this in a lot of ways. I wish we'd had more of Selenka meeting and talking with Valentin to understand how to deal with a psy mate or had more Arrows like Judd or even Kaleb give Ethan guidance on being in a relationship and how they manage it being psy. He's given the infamous book they've made and its basically teach yourself kid and good luck.
Ethan spent the entire book being a background character standing on the side and waiting for attention or to be noticed. He deserved better than to be an afterthought. Selenka should have taken time to tell her pack she was going to court her mate and let us see her teach Ethan about love. This would have proven her alpha strength more than her putting pack first as if that meant she was a better alpha because she didnt let love distract her. It made her look self centered and oblivious to his plight.
My issue is it is boring. Nothing, and I mean nothing, grabs me about Selenka or Ethan. I feel like the author must have writing fatigue, and I know I have reading fatigue. I have invested years and years into the Psy/Changling/Human story-line, but honestly, this story arc is going no where and it's not even going no where fast.
I feel like Nalini Singh has just flat taken too long to resolve issues in this world (PsyNet, integration, bad guys) that I have lost all interest in having any issues resolved. The pace is sluggish. I cannot connect with any character in this story. I have tried for two days to read this book. Maybe someday I'll finish it, but honestly, I doubt it. It's just worth the hours to read it.
That does not mean I do not think Nalini Singh isn't a good writer. I think she is. I just don't like the plotting and speed.
It's just boring. I am sorry for such a negative review, but it is my opinion.
A man emblematic of a lone wolf, Arrow Ethan Night, is assigned as security except he has a hidden agenda and is barely surviving the fall of Silence. In at times a near fugue state but determined to hold on the last, Ethan’s world takes a seismic shift when he literally barrels straight into Selenka, saving her life during an attack while at the same time gripped by Selenka’s mating bond. The two are instantly locked into a relationship unusual even in the Changeling world. The static interference they experience in the bond does not keep Selenka and Ethan from the intense emotions of mating; both are determined to make this new paradigm work. For the first time in his tortured and contained life, Ethan has a reason to survive and even thrive.
Selenka loves her pack with a every bit of her heart; however, it is truly lonely at the top and she welcomes this Psy Arrow with his locked down life into her life and pack. Even for an Arrow, Ethan had lived in a greater place of darkness and subjugation by His Supreme Evilness, Ming Le Bon. Ethan’s particular and unique Psy talent has been used previously for corrupt causes, now he is turning it to good. Both Ethan and Selenka have pasts hurts to deal with in order to be a couple in every way.
Ethan gets thrown in the deep end quickly with the nosy and noisy, touchy-feely yet lethally dangerous BlackEdge wolfpack. He has a big learning curve but then so does Selenka who has to deal with mating while protecting her pack plus a heartbreaking grief while seeking out enemies who would rule them all. They have been hurting those whom she holds dear. Ethan has a secret with the potential to be catastrophic, but he is determined to squeeze every bit of life and love with Selenka before things go critical.
This story will please fans of the series enjoying this new couple and seeing our favorite, Sasha Duncan playing a part, as well as the defacto ruler of the Psy Kaleb Krychek who is seemingly the most powerful Psy ever seen. While living in a world on edge as well as the Psy Net in constant danger of collapse, Ethan and Selenka find love in the darkest of times, the dangerous situations and perils making it all the more precious.