New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her breathtaking Psy-Changeling Trinity series with a mating that shouldn’t exist…
Alpha wolf Selenka Durev’s devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who’ve flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.
Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn’t an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he’s loyal only to himself. Assigned as part of the security force at a world-first symposium, he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry and murderous Consortium. Then violence erupts and Ethan finds himself crashing into the heart and soul of an alpha wolf.
Mating at first sight is a myth, a fairytale. Yet Selenka’s wolf is resolute: Ethan Night, broken Arrow and a man capable of obsessive devotion, is the mate it has chosen. Even if the mating bond is full of static and not quite as it should be. Because Selenka’s new mate has a terrible secret, his mind surging with a power that is a creature of madness and death…
Man, I love this series. It’s not often that I read M/F anymore. I just can’t stand the way the vast majority of women are portrayed and despite even a conscious attempt to avoid toxic masculinity (or maybe passive femininity?) it rarely works out.
In this case we have two amazingly strong alpha types who somehow both manage to project strength without damaging the other’s ego. It was awesome.
I even got the audiobook because I love the Russian accents and it was awesome too!
I’m not sure if I would go back and re read the entire series would I have such wonderful things to say about all the female characters, but my recollection is at least strength and not one of them was a push over ninny.
The love scenes are sweet and sexy – though I am glad to say they aren’t the main portion of the story.
What captivates me is all the powers and the interconnectedness and then the danger. All of the characters are so well developed and the secondary (primary?) plot is intriguing – which I can’t always say. (I could do without the “look into the villain’s mind” Nalini likes to do – I generally skip that as I don’t find it helps and is rather distracting.)
If you’ve a mind for M/F and paranormal this is a series I highly recommend.
5 of 5 stars