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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on June 13, 2017
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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