News: Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling #13

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To say that I’m a fan of Nalini Singh would be an understatement. I worship her Psy-Changeling Series and she posted some very good news regarding the 13th book in the series on her blog.

She recently released the official book title and blurb for the book that will have Vasic in the lead role.

SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh
Coming June 2014

“The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice…

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Oh my. Can tomorrow be June 2014 already?

The Psy-Changeling world that Nalini has created is set in the near future, in which three races co-inhabit the world: the Psy (humans gifted with mental abilities), the Changeling (both human and animal, who can shift from one to the other), and the humans. The dynamics among these three groups as well as the conflicts and challenges that their differences create are what sets up the environment for the characters.

This summary does not do justice to the series and to the stories that Nalini Singh has weaved. But if you’ve never read paranormal romance but you’d like to try or if you don’t have any plan to read paranormal, I would still recommend that you read Nalini Singh, if not for her superb world-building, then at least for the sheer awesomeness of her prose and her story-telling.

Check out her website for more info.