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“In the first installment of this series the reader is introduced to the world and psychology of the Psy and changeling societies, each with very divergent philosophies and views of life and sexual interraction.
“3.5* I liked this one better than Visions of Heat, but something about the romance aspect of the book still didn't quite work for me. World building, mystery, characters all great, romance not so much.”Liz (Bugetta) wrote this review Sunday, October 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh My God this book is so awesome :)
Judd is just pure sexy male and I think he is just so amazing ,one of the best characters ever, I love his story from start to finish ,he is just so Psy but he learns to love like a changeling for Brenna :) ,I think they are pretty much like one of the best couples in the series ,I just so enjoyed seeing Judd lose control ,I also loved that he helped empower Brenna after every thing she went through ,he didn't make her feel like less of a woman,their whole book is just sexy/awesome :)
Brenna is one of the coolest characters ,I loved that she didn't give in to what that monster did to her ,she took herself back with a little help from a super sexy psy,i loved how she was just so drawn to him and vice versa ,it was awesome to see them finally be whole together as well as on their own ,they balance each other out :)
Beisdes saying it's a MUST Read ,there are really only 5 words need to be said about this book - It Kicks So Much Ass :).
“4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this installment in the series. The characters were held apart by real obstacles, not misunderstanding and a lack of communication that so often happens in romance novels.”Malia Dobrev wrote this review Saturday, September 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A thoroughly enjoyable book, with a super fascinating original storyline set in a world where humanity has become broken into 3 'branches'. Huamns are the original source of the two other branches of humanity and almost occupy the role of the world's 'worker bees' with the Psy being the mainstream.
The Psy have developed the use of psychic powers such as Foreseeing, Telekenis, telephathy etc and have excised emotions and 'feelings' from their life by embracing 'Silence' a doctrine of behaviour which is now breaking down and creating all manner of breaches and cracks.
The Changelings are shapeshifters able to turn into full sized animals with all the intellect of their human selves, which the two main characters in the books being leopards and wolves.
Each book builds on previous books in the series as characters are recurring, and knowledge and advancement of the storyline is built with skill and ease considering the depth of world-building by Nalini Singh the extremely accomplished author of this (and other) paranormal romance books and series.
This book in the series, deals with a Psy revolutionary, operating within the infrastructure of 'Silence' fighting for the integrity of the Psy world as he knows it, and working with the local changelings to battle against the increasingly inhuman and inhumane behaviour of the Psy ruling body 'The Council'.
Brenna a wolf Changeling has been tortured and abused but is the lone survivor of a psychopathic Psy killer, a storyline from the previous books. Brenna's struggles to overcome the residual terror, torture and unspeakable cruelty she has been subjected to make for a well rounded empathetic 3 dimensional character.
The budding and subsequent relationship of Judd and Brenna makes for an excellent story by itself, and the author skilfully weaves this new relationship into the Changeling world and previous couples from books 1 and 2 of the series, as well as adding in more 'padding' and meat to the Psy-Changeling world.
A thoroughly unique and engrossing read as well as series, I find that on my second reading of the earlier books in this series I have been even more fascinated by Nalini Singhs Psy-Changeling world. For those inclined to books with 'something to say' the book deftly touches on the concepts of isolationism, bigotry and prejudice, as well as the dangers that come with the abuse of Power (yes with a capital P).
On a lighter tone, the relationship of Judd and Brenna is deliciously sensual, as in fact are all of her books, and make them a definite MUST READ for any lover of Paranormal Romance, whilst having enough meat on them to satisfy those who enjoy Urban Fantasy books (too).
**UF books tend to have slightly more solid storylines in my opinion, not to take away from the fact that some UF does have a good dose of PNR. IMO the difference between PNR and UF can be quite subtle - and btw I'm a HUGE lover of UF finding that the more intricate storylines, again a subjective thing, are a more satisfying read. I personally tend to use the classification of UF for those books in which romance isn't the sole focus of the story (and/or use more explicit, and I don't mean swearing, language, whether that is sensual all the way past erotic to va-va-voom!! UF (again IMO) is a story that has a good degree of mystery or suspense (which they lean towards, e.g. Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock, Mark del Franco's Connor Grey, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files etc, etc), as the storyline, or some sort of 'puzzle' or query solved per book to describe it a different way. I've tagged this last bit on to explain MY yardstick (metre stick LOL) of measurement.”
“this installment in the series provided everything I thought the previous book lacked. it wasn't overly technical in its explanation of Judd's Tk ability and that made for enjoyable reading. While somewhat repetitive, with the Ghost and most certainly with the council, the story was still quite entertaining.”Alex wrote this review Saturday, June 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“...] En este ya no solo nos encontramos con Judd y Brenna, psi y cambiante loba respectivamente, enamorados y luchando por y contra su amor, sino que las conspiraciones del Consejo, los problemas de los clanes cambiantes y las consecuencias de los sucesos de los dos libros anteriores se dejan notar: tenemos un intento de asesinato y alguien tratando de crear una guerra entre los cambiantes. [...]
Von Nalini Singh
Eis trifft auf Feuer in einer Welt voller Explosionen, 30. Mai 2009
Auch in Ihrem 3ten Roman schließt Nalini Singh an die vorigen Bücher an.
Meine Empfehlung ist es die Bücher der Reihenfolge nach zu lesen.
Die junge Wölfin wurde von eine Medialen entführt und gefoltert. Ihre psychische Heilung wurde zwar durch Sasha Duncan (Teil 1) erleichtert aber ganz geheilt ist sie nicht. Bizarrer Weise vertraut Sie nur Judd einem Medialen, einem Kämpfer, welcher mit seiner Familie bei den Wölfen Zuflucht gefunden hat.
Die Geschichte wird immer interessanter das Paar selber tritt etwas in den Hintergrund, aber trotzdem knistert es heftig zwischen der jungen Wölfin und dem kalten Kämpfer. Humor ist immer noch sehr präsent und die beiden sind sehr gut beschrieben...
4 Sterne weil ich 5 immer noch dem ersten Teil vorbehalte aber sonst auch ein sehr gutes Buch.
Wie geht es wohl weiter in der Welt der Mediale und Formwandler?
Viel Spaß beim lesen MBTM
“I finally realize what everyone sees in this series.
Exciting plot and excellent action scenes combined with an intense romance and wonderful characters.
Judd and Brenna have a sizzling chemistry that intensifies throughout the book and all expectations are fulfilled.
There are also some interesting issues left unresolved, which is something to look forward to in the next installments. ”
“Brenna, a she-wolf, was abducted by a serial killer-and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and PsyNet defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.”Kat wrote this review Tuesday, January 3, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No