Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh (UK edition)
Title: Silver Silence (A Psy-Changeling Trinity Novel, 1)
Author: Nalini Singh
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Gollancz (15th June 2017)
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkes 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, wildnress 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 ear 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 . . .
Rating: (5 stars)
SILVER SILENCE is the first book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series, a spin-off from the fantastic Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. The Trinity Accord is still in its fledgling stages, with everyone waiting to see if it will succeed or fail. Silver Mercant plays a crucial role in the success of the Trinity Accord as the director of a world wide emergency response network. With that responsibility on her shoulders, Silver does not want any more chaos and wildness in her life. That is exactly what Valentin Nikolaev brings with him, and it may turn out that it is just what Silver needs to forge forward.
I was really excited to read this book. I really enjoyed Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, and was really curious what she was going to do in the spin-off. SILVER SILENCE was everything I hoped for. If you’ve read and loved the Psy-Changeling series then you will undoubtedly feel exactly the same about the first book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. The only real difference that I could tell was that the characters in SILVER SILENCE were only connected tenuously to the characters that we’ve come to love in the Psy-Changeling series. I actually quite enjoyed seeing them from an outsider’s perspective.
This book surprised me. On the one hand, this book was everything I expected based on the previous series. The plot is split in two, with one half focusing on the star-crossed couple and the other focusing on a shadow organisation determined to cause trouble. Yet, Singh threw in a curveball I was not expecting at all and made it impossible for me to put SILVER SILENCE down – I had to find out what was going to happen next, and how things would end up. The danger felt very real in this book, something Singh has managed to effectively keep me coming back to the previous series and now this one!
Silver Mercant is a character that is at least peripherally familiar to readers of the Psy-Changeling series; she is Kaleb Krychek’s senior aide and head of EmNet. Valentin Nikolaev is completely new, although I’m sure there have been references to his pack the StoneWater bears. It was really interesting to see Russia, specifically Moscow, in the Psy-Changeling universe. It was also really interesting to see what a group of Changeling bears were like. And although the romance was pretty much what I expected from Singh, I really enjoyed the story and the chance to get to know more Psy and more Changelings. If this book is anything to go by, I’m really excited for what is to come in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series.