Also by this author: Silver Silence, Ocean Light
Also in this series: Silver Silence, Ocean Light
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #4,
Published by Berkley on June 9, 2020
Genres: PNR, Shifters
Source: Netgalley, Berkley
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Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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…
by Nalini Singh
I’m deeply in love with Nalini Singh’s massive Psy-Changeling world. It’s creative and futuristic and her love for detail just shines through in every book and on every page which makes for a cohesive reading experience. In Alpha Night BlackEdge alpha Selenka Durev and Arrow Ethan Night are being paired up.
These two experience a spontaneous mating at their first encounter which is supposed to be rare. These two know nothing about one another and are connected through an unbreakable bond. Both of them alpha in their own right with a matching strong will, skills that are beyond average, and demons that haunt them, now need to find a way to handle this bond and get to know each other and you as a reader are allowed to come along for the ride.
I loved Ethan so much who had strong intuition how to treat Selenka and her pack. He was so disarmingly honest, trusting, tender and enamored with his new mate. But there is something dark and powerful lurking in his mind that threatens to break free and he can’t allow that because that means danger to Selenka. His need to protect her at any cost is deeply ingrained despite the new connection. Ethan’s loneliness tugged on my heartstrings and I wished him nothing but happiness.
Being with Selenka, it filled an emptiness so deep inside him that it had no name.
Nalini Singh does a great job dropping hints what exactly it is that ails Ethan and if you pay attention the outcome won’t surprise you. It definitely had me thrilled.
Selenka is a badass alpha who is 100% up to the job. She has no issue taking decisive action, that can include the death of anyone who threatens, endangers or hurts a member of her pack. But she also has a softer side and that makes her so very likable. These two fall in love with so much ease and so naturally, they are perfect for each other. Ethan and Selenka aren’t just lovers and mates, they are affectionate, faithful friends and protectors.
His hair fell across his forehead as he moved to touch another tree, and suddenly he looked so young that her heart threatened to break. She would show him a world beyond pain and murder and hurt, she vowed it.
We now get a clear picture of The Architect’s character and motives. I really can’t wait to find out who The Architect is – whether it’s a new character or somebody we know. My money is on the latter. While Ethan and Selenka’s story wraps up with a bow the author leaves us with a bit of a cliffy in regards to the Psy-Net’s deterioration. It will be interesting to see how this is being resolved in the upcoming books.
Of course we get to catch up with many of our beloved characters from previous books and I got such a kick out of reconnecting with Valentin and Silver, especially because the bears elicit so much exasperation in the wolves, yet they are close allies.
If you need a really good PNR series I can’t recommend the Psy-Changeling world enough. While I think that you could get away reading this as a standalone with little or no confusion if you’ve read some of the previous books in this series, I wouldn’t recommend it (and seriously, I don’t know why you would want that with this series being so awesome). Nalini Singh’s stories are magical and always make me care deeply about her characters and these two definitely dug their way into my heart. Her words are beyond beautiful and the love for this world is in her every word. I can’t wait to find out who she’ll pair up next!
For the first time in his life, he opened his soul . . . and in ran a wolf, the contact so hard and powerful and potent that his mind screamed in ecstasy.