Possibly the only book in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh that I had trouble connecting to. If not for my choice to reread the whole series, I’m not sure I’d have touched it again. Please read on for my review of
Shield of Winter
Even if I still cannot connect with Vasic and I never doubted he would make it out alive, this time I definitely felt more tension in this re-read.
Vasic and Ivy are facing together the consequenses of the fall of Silence. Of course, Vasic thinks he has nothing to give, being too damaged. Thank goodness Ivy is stubborn and doesn’t take no for an answer.
I particularly liked the glimpe in Vasic’s past, as well as the insight of an Arrow’s daily life. The memories of his childhood with Aiden were precious as well.
You will never hear me say this is a favorite book. But it has finally touched me and I will gladly reread it.
“Imbeciles.” The engineer shut the interface panel, nodded at Vasic to close the protective carapace. “Stealing my work and thinking they know what to do with it. Like monkeys deciding to program a computronic system.”
“Can you fix it?” Vasic asked.
“No, I’m brain damaged.” With that, he put away the tool, snapped the toolbox shut, and hefted it. “Come back tomorrow.”
Ivy stared after the engineer, hope a tight, hard knot in her chest.
“He’s either mad or brilliant.”
“There’s often only a razor-thin line between the two.”
“And” – Rain called over his shoulder – “bring the dog!”
Title: Shield of Winter
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #13
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5), Branded by Fire
Genre: 18+ Read, Paranormal, Paranormal, Psychics, Romantic Elements
Published by: Berkley
Published on: 3 June, 2014
Audio Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
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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 stifle 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…
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