Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Published by Berkley Trade, Tantor Audio on June 13th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Format: audiobook, paperback
Source: ARC, Library, Publisher
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal...
Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.
Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...
Silver Silence isn’t anything like I’ve listened to or have ever read before. What made it so compelling was that not only did it consists of women and men with Psy abilities but changelings too. Now, I’ve read a few stories that involve psych abilities and numerous amounts of stories that involve shifters but bear shifters? And together? Not so much. This is another thing that I found most interesting.
Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears has always found the director of EmNet – Silver Mercant fascinating. I don’t blame him because Silver is such a rarity. She has the perfect balance between beauty and poise, elegance, fearlessness, power, intelligence, and professionalism. But the kicker is she is also aloof, impersonal and emotionless and this isn’t by choice.
At first, I thought that this was the main reason why Valentin was interested in Silver – the challenge but once an attempt was made against her life we find that there is more to it than that. The assassination was horrific but it did have one positive effect – out of necessity (we) Silver and Valentin got to know each other on a deeper level.
The way Nalini explained the differences between Silver and Valentin’s faction hierarchy, culture, and beliefs was phenomenal. These two had so many unimaginable differences it was up to the point that you would consider them impossible but Nalini somehow, someway made them work. Their relationship was impressive!
Depending on where I was I was switching between a print copy and the audiobook and I do have to say that Angela Dawe did an amazing job narrating the story. Her voice modulation, pronunciation, and articulation were spot on. I have to admit that I did have issues with some of the terminology (lost in translation) but as long as I was paying attention to the conversation I didn’t have difficulty picking up on things.
Overall, I think that the story in all of its entirety was great. If you were looking for a well-written, fast-paced story that consists of intriguing characters and world building like nothing that you’ve ever seen before then Silver Silence is the perfect book for you.