Series: Psy-Changeling #13
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor
Also by this author: Angels' Blood, Archangel's Kiss, Silver Silence, Archangel's Viper, Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Blaze of Memory, Bonds of Justice, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Ocean Light, Archangel's Prophecy , Wolf Rain, Archangel's War, Alpha Night, Archangel's Sun, Love Hard , Last Guard , Archangel's Light , Storm Echo, Archangel's Resurrection
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.
Shield of Winter continues the story of the Psy-Changelings. The Psy-Net is being destroyed by a ‘virus’ of sorts and if the Psy people can’t find a cure, everyone could die. I adored Ivy and Vasik. Ivy is an empath who, under silence, has been forced to hide her broken silence and undergo reconditioning that nearly killed her. Vasik is a true TK-V who can transport to anywhere with just a visual of a person or place. He has been in the Arrow squad and feels that he has done such harm over the years that he cannot be redeemed. These two seemingly opposites attract in a major way. I have always loved the empaths too, so getting more of them was awesome. In an attempt to save the PsyNet, the empaths join together with an Arrow squad member as their guardian. You have a major plot arc solved in this book and Singh did a great job tying it all together. I am curious to see where we go from here. The net is ‘safe’, the council is gone….what will happen next?
Its no secret I LOVE this series. Seriously, look at my instagram page. I think I have posted more Psy-Changeling pictures than any other book or series. The world is so rich and engaging that I am pulled in right away. The woven layers of the plot fit so perfectly together and they flow so well you don’t even realize a connection until it slaps you in the face. I also love that previous characters are still making appearances in the stories that follow. If you haven’t checked out this series, you really are missing out! Shield of Winter can’t be read as a stand alone though. You really need to start at the beginning; trust me, this is no hardship!
Shield of Winter, like all the Psy-Changeling books, is narrated by Angela Dawe and she is flawless. She is one of my favorite narrators!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: opposites attract
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
The Seven series by Dannika Dark, The Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward…then you will probably like Shield of Winter!
I love this series, too! Isn’t it just so freaking good? I adored both Vasic and Ivy and this story in general. Nalini Singh is so good at what she does and it shows in this book. I felt all the feels while reading this one. Great review, Samantha!
Great series. Glad you enjoyed. I’m on my favorite book Kiss of Snow in the audio… I’m slowly working my way through the audios for the first time. ^_^