Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed... and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.
Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life - the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows....
Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past... or lose everything that ever mattered.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2008 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"Paranormal romance at its best." (Publishers Weekly)
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
I would if they are interested in the series. But not if they wanted to just read this book alone. It is a good as a stepping stone book. It is necessary for the series to continue but, not as a read only book. I thought the characters were written and described beautifully along with the clever wit but, i wasn't as impressed with the books as i was with the others.
I had a feeling that it would end the way it did. I just wish that there had been more build up to the ending but, it was a very good conclusion without the build up.
I would have to say no. This is a book that you can come back to and not listen to all at once . It is a good but not so that you have to drop everything and listen to this alone.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
This is such a great series! I never feel like I've wasted a credit on any of these books. I suggest starting with the first but each can be read as a stand alone.
Definitely worth a credit
Clay and Talin's story... WOW!! Nalini is positively an amazing author. Even though this wasn't a psy to changeling match, Nalini brings the human, psy and all the changeling worlds together throughout the book. The romance between Clay and Talin is hot and everything you hope for them!
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This was still a good book, but not as good as I'd have liked. There was a lot of back story between the two main characters that didn't really even get hinted at in previous books. So it felt like the getting to re-know you part was crammed in with a lot of back story.
As always with these books, I love the world created and Nalini Singh does a great job with the general writing in the book. The narration remains unremarkable, but it doesn't detract from the story, so it works fine.
Action... Fantasy... Romance
Each book in the series picks up where the last one left off
She's done a great job with this series
I enjoyed the whole book
Each book in the series just keeps getting better
Great series!!!! This is my favorite series. Each book builds on the overall world while keeping you interested in the individual romances. A few of the book were about secondary characters that I didn’t care about at the beginning and absolutely loved by the end. This review applies to the first 9 books in the series.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This one in my opinion is the worst one of the series. But in order to get all the details with the background story for others, one must drudge through. It wasn't a complete loss, although I will never read it again.
Maybe. I got the 3 previous books and felt that each book became less and less enjoyable. This book was my "last chance" to save the series for me... but it was awful. It's almost like each book follows pretty much the same storyline... distressed woman, forbidden love, hero, true love forever... it has gotten pretty sickening.
I am not sure.
I hated the scenes that, in my opinion, were abusive
I am soo disappointed. I really loved the first book... the concept and the idea of the psy-changeling world was such an exciting idea... but unfortunately, this is just a redundant love story being rewritten over and over.
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Yes. I've tried them all. (Angela Dawe is best in this series, not so much in others). Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors.
Not really. It's just a stepping-stone sort of book. Others might like it, and for those reading the series for the first time, it's useful to the overall story but when I reread the series, I tend to skip it.
She's given all of the characters their own individual voice, so I like that.
Nah... it'd be a small subplot in the series.
Power through - it's important info leading to much better stuff.
Less redundant writing and less over the top adjectives.
I've read the books prior to this. This was the worst.
No one scene sticks out. Either good or bad.
The thing about this series, is that the storyline is great, and has a lot of potential. I always am excited to follow the general plot. However, the interaction between the main characters in this book was painful for me. I really struggled to get through this book. Took me 3-4 times as long as normal. I think the issue was a) too much filler material and b)repetitive and overuse of over the top descriptors. Like 'cat' or 'leopard' thrown into every sentence where it didn't need to be. Or the description of emotion was over the top for the scene until it just felt super corny to me.
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