Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Posted September 17, 2019 by Shari in Reviews / 13 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Silver Silence

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Series: Psy-Changeling #16, Psy-Changeling Trinity #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on June 13, 2017
Pages: 452
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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The Delight

Silver Silence starts a new generation of the Psy-Changling series, but it also didn’t seem to jump as far into the future as I expected. Silver is silent. Watching what she goes through was a wake up call to all that we should be aware of and take some action on. The shifters are a delight as always.


Silver Mercant is a character we have seen through much of the Psy-Changling series. It was an unexpected delight for her to be the first to have a story in the second season. Silver has been Silent, but loyal. Her family is a great one, but they also protect their own. Now with Silence falling, Silver is working a critical role in emergency management.

In this new world, The Consortium is still working against the Trinity Accord that is trying to bring peace to the three major races. A new group wanting the three races to stay separate is growing in the shadows. They have set their sights on Silver. Bringing down the one in charge of managing emergencies would cause chaos. So is born the idea to take out Silver. When a poison attempt comes too close, Silver is thrown into a the wild world of a bear den and with the one man that could draw emotion from her if anyone could.

Valentin Nikolaev, the Stone Water bear changeling clan, is more than what everyone sees. He cares for his clan deeply, has a mischievous side, agonizes of what his parents have done to his family. and wants a better world for all. But most of all he sees the fire in Silver no one else sees. The one he finds himself drawn to and in need to have in his life. He pursues Silver, knowing she is he one mate he craves, no needs. As his story unfolds, you learn the depth there is to his character that you don’t see on the surface when you meet him.

The romance is slow and at times seems to be stalled. When tough decisions are made, Valentin has to accept his Ice Queen needs to figure things out for herself even if it means she will never be the mate he longs for or even in his life. There are a lot of elements to juggle through the slow build of romance. The slowness of this at times left me feeling off.

While you don’t totally need to read the Psy-Changling series, it will help you understand all that they have gone through and what they are putting in place today. Past characters are integrated into the story and without knowledge of who and what their past is will have you missing out on the entire experience that is Psy-Changling.

I expected the series to jump further in the future, so when they picked Silver shortly after the last book, it feels more of a continuation of the same series just with new enemies and circumstances to deal with along the way. The Psy-Changling series drew me in with the unknown, but this new series has me wondering if the bad guys and circumstances will build enough to have the epicness of the original series. Time will tell!

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About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Felicity Grace Terry
2 years ago

Loving the cover. The fact that there is romance albeit a bit stilted is neither here nor there to me. I am however a tad concerned about some of your comments which make me think that I’m perhaps better off reading the original series.

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Slow romances can work…but when it comes to a stand-still ? eee that is rough.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I was so glad Silver got a story b/c she was such an important secondary character. This new season is great. I can’t wait to see what you think of the sea changelings in the next one. 🙂

2 years ago

It’s been so long since I haven’t read a book by this author

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Glad to see you enjoyed this one. I love the Psy-Changeling series and the spin-off. I had fun meeting the Bears across the way. ^_^ Great review!

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

I’m so behind on the Psy-Changling series that I should just start over from the beginning.

2 years ago

ugh, I still have the first book in the series that I didn’t read, lols. But I love her Angel series.