Nalini Singh's exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is back
Nalini Singh was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. She spent three years living and working in Japan, and travelling around Asia before returning to New Zealand now - although she's always plotting new trips. She has worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, not necessarily in that order. Some people might call that inconsistency, but she calls it grist for the writer's mill. You can learn more by visiting www.nalinisingh.com or by following @NaliniSingh on twitter.
A love triangle long awaited by fans resolves in Singh's 10th Psy-Changeling installment, the first in hardcover. Sienna Lauren is a rare Psy X who can wreak devastation with cold fire. Sienna has fought hard to control her abilities, knowing she'll most likely burn out and die by age 25, but she can't control her longing for alpha wolf Hawke. Hawke is drawn to her too, but there are barriers between them: age, station, and the death of his destined mate. Hawke and Sienna's fight against their fierce attraction parallels the beginnings of real war against antichangeling Psy factions-a war in which Sienna may have to use the powers that could destroy her. Singh deftly eliminates Sienna's potential love interest and adds a sweet secondary romance that contrasts with the violent intensity of Sienna and Hawke's relationship. First-time readers may be a little overwhelmed, but fans who have been longing for this story will not be disappointed. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
From the time her family was taken in by the SnowDancer wolf pack after they escaped from the PsyNet, the network that links all members of the mentally gifted Psy race, X-Psy Sienna Lauren and pack leader Hawke have clashed. Now, as Sienna matures, they are suddenly fighting a growing attraction, and although Hawke struggles to resist, it's only a matter of time before Sienna takes matters into her own hands. When a vicious Psy enemy sets out to destroy the defiant Changeling (shapechanger) strongholds, SnowDancer is at the top of the list. As the danger closes in, keeping mentally lethal Sienna's identity a secret becomes more important than ever. VERDICT Intense, sensual, and dynamic, Sienna and Hawke's gripping story is one that series fans have been waiting for. While this title can stand on its own, readers new to the series may want to delve into the earlier books first. An exceptionally compelling hardcover debut for Singh (Archangel's Consort), who lives in New Zealand. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.