Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling Series #10)

Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling Series #10)

by Nalini Singh

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Overview

The hardcover debut of New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh and her highly acclaimed Psy/Changeling novels.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425242094
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #10
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she's traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her most. She's beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand.

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"Fans who have been longing for this story will not be disappointed." —-Publishers Weekly

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Kiss of Snow 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 336 reviews.
Farscapegirl More than 1 year ago
Wow - Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling world is mind blowing! I have been waiting for Hawke's story and love that he was paired with Sienna. Their chemistry is off-the-charts fabulous. I love how every story written by Nalini Singh utilizes all the previously introduced characters and yet each book is so distinctly different. I had a fear in the back of my mind that Hawke wouldn't live up to my expectations. Over the course of reading this series I had imagined all these versions in my mind of how his story would play out but Singh delivered and exceeded anything I could have dreamed for Hawke and the Psy-Changeling community. The Psy-Changeling war has reached a point of no return and this book proceeds a new order of what is to come in Singh's world. We get to see new designations of Psy and new Changeling groups are introduced. I love how Hawke's dominant, sexy, alpha wolf played against Sienna's Stubborn, powerful psy personality. Sienna really came into her own in this book and her Uncle Walker also discovered his HEA within the Wolf pack's Healer, Lara. The cat pack Alpha's, Lucas and Sasha were also given a major role in this book. I don't want to give spoilers but the events in this book are so wonderful and world changing for this series! I read the book in one sitting. I tried to make it last, but know I will be re-reading again and again since it is sitting on my keeper shelf. I am so hooked on this series and look forward to seeing where Singh takes us next within the Psy-Changeling population. I read this series, not just for the couples story, but because the world of characters and the events played out amongst them is just so increasingly beautiful and emotionally captivating. Kiss of Snow is a must have read! 5 Stars! It's a Breathtaking addition to the Psy-Changleing series!
cocopucks More than 1 year ago
i won a copy of the book (shocking) and i have to say that it was great!!! i wish there was more sienna and hawke loving in the book but their story was great!!!! i loved seeing the war break out and how deadly the threat was and how sienna was struggling to deal with her ability. getting more glimpses into the psy minds was great and walker's story/history was good as well. i really wish there was more book to read but what is great about this series is that despite going into a new arc we will continue to see our fave characters and glimpses into their lives as times goes on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the book those who read the other Psy-Changling series have been looking for. I really liked the story within the story. Not only do you have the story about Sienna and Hawke, but also what is happening with the split in the Psy Council. It will be interesting to read the next book to find out more about the upcoming war with the Psy.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
One of the best things about being a bookseller is receiving advanced reading copies. The very BEST thing is receiving one from my favorite paranormal romance author, so when I got my hands on Kiss of Snow, I dove in with abandon. Some people will be peeved that they have to shell out the dough for a hardcover, but this book is so worth it! At over 400 pages, it's the longest (if I remember correctly) of the Psy/Changeling novels, so you get your moneys' worth. Also, remember that when a publisher decides to put an author into hardcover, it signals that they've made it big time. Of course, all Nalini Singh fans know that she made it to the big time with the first book in this series...and when she created an equally excellent series with the Guild Hunter books, well, you know she's got talent to burn. In Kiss of Snow, I initially wanted to pound on Hawke for awhile. His hesitance to romance Sienna has been indicated in all the books with the age difference being a large obstacle and the death of Hawke's one true mate as a child an even more insurmountable one. But knowing the rareness and the dangerous quality of Sienna's talent and the utter control she's had to maintain all her life means that she has never been an ordinary young woman. Taken under the tutelage of the coldly silent and powerful Councilor of all things martial, Ming LeBon when she was only 5 meant that Sienna never had a childhood. Trained as a soldier by the age of 9, tormented into using her talent to kill others...well, let's say the only games she got to play were the lethal kind. So discovering all this makes Hawke's hesitance a little wearing. Still, he comes around and their courtship is a thing of beauty with equal parts wolf-play, tenderness, and Sienna's flat-out refusal to accept Hawke's position of dominance as pack Alpha while they're together as just man and woman. Which, of course, is just the way to handle Hawke, smart girl. And as one of the best parts of the Psy/Changeling books, we get to see the rest of the Pack and Dark River, too. So we get to see how Riley and Mercy, Indigo and Drew, Judd and Brenna, and others are doing. As a bonus, we get to share in the birth of Sascha & Lucas' baby and witness the romance of Lara, the Snow Dancer pack's healer, and Walker, the eldest and most reclusive of the Lauren defectors from the Net. The acceleration of the aggression of certain members of the Council heats up to a huge confrontation in this book and leaves the reader wondering what will happen in the next book. And wondering whose story will come next?! Loved it!!!! For first time readers, this is not a series you can dive into the middle of...start at the beginning with Slave to Sensation, bk. 1; bk.2 Visions of Heat; bk.3 Caressed by Ice; bk. 4 Mine to Possess; bk.5 Hostage to Pleasure; bk. 6 Branded by Fire; bk. 7 Blaze of Memory; bk. 8 Bonds of Justice; bk. 9 Play of Passion. And for a prequel which tells Nate & Tammy's story, read the anthology An Enchanted Season.
Geenee More than 1 year ago
Kiss of Snow is the 10th novel in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, and the book many fans myself included have been anxiously awaiting for months. This book has a lot to wrap up plot wise in the SnowDancer and DarkRiver changeling packs storyline. Will all of our burning questions be answered, who is Hawke's mate or Sascha's baby (boy or girl) the identity of the Ghost, is war coming and who are the major players behind the military coup. Sienna Lauren is the strongest and deadliest Psy alive. Hawke is the wolf alpha known for his cunning and ruthless protection of his pack. They have been drawn to each other since her defection from the Psy Net into the Snow Dancer Pack but her age and Hawkes past loss stand in their way. Sienna is tired of waiting for Hawke to notice her as an adult, not a child so she takes matters into her own hands to force him to really see her. Nalini Singh does a great job of answering the questions above and others such as what caused Hawkes hatred of the Psy and how his childhood mate died; also what caused the Lauren family to defect and their lives in the Net. Kiss of Snow has all of the main characters that we have enjoyed in the past and some newcomers. I enjoyed the surprise romance of two of the secondary leads and the courtship dance between Hawke and Sienna even though it seemed to drag at times. The conflict with the major Psy players coming to a head with SnowDancer and DarkRiver at the forefront will not disappoint nor will the final outcome to see if everyone gets their "Happily Ever After".
EllenCr More than 1 year ago
** Warning - spoilers ahead ** I was fortunate to have won an ARC of Kiss of Snow and read one of the most anticipated romance books of this year. It definitely did not disappoint! It has everything you could want in a paranormal romance - action, suspense, passion, adventure and paranormal elements. Hawke and Sienna are sizzling together. Hawke is one of those heroes you won't forget - he's thrilling, intense, deep, demanding, protective, he's the Alpha wolf of SnowDancer but he's also tender, sweet, witty and funny. There were times when he would say a simple sentence to Sienna and it made me laugh out loud. Sienna is a Cardinal X Psy and the readers finally see what that entails. All I can say is that she's a bad*ss psy and I'm glad she's on the good side. She's is a wonderful heroine who has many facets to her. She's smart, beautiful, caring, vulnerable (the scenes with her brother Toby are heartfelt) but also passionate, fierce, strong and tough, which she needs to be in order deal with Hawke and her incredible powers. Hawke is reluctant at first to start any type of romantic relationship with Sienna. Having lost his "mate" when he was younger, he doesn't believe he can give Sienna everything she deserves - the encompassing love and connection that a mated pair share. Sexually frustrated he goes so far as to almost turn to another woman to alleviate his needs but realizes that only Sienna can do that. And Sienna doesn't just sit idly by, she wants Hawke and with the help of Kit, the future alpha of the DarkRiver cats, Hawke is forced to choose if he wants to make Sienna his or risk losing her. I loved the scenes at Wild nightclub. On a side note, I would love it if Kit had his own book! When Hawke decides to court Sienna, he does it with a slow and passionate intensity but taking into account her inexperience and her powers. The sexual tension builds until it explodes in a fiery cascade and it's a "beautiful thing" J I don't want to give too much of the plot away but Sascha has her baby! Reading the parts with Sascha and Lucas made me want to go back and read Slave to Sensation all over again! There's also a secondary romance between Lara, the SnowDancer healer and Walker, Sienna's uncle. I never thought of this pairing before but Nalini is full of wonderful surprises. Their romance just added another level of excitement to the book. However, the Pure Psy, led by Henry and Shoshanna Scott threaten all the SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver cats hold dear - family, pack. The changelings must band together to stand against this threat. I loved this book. I found myself alternately wanting to speed read to see what happens next and then to slow down to savor it. It is a must read for all paranormal romance lovers! -Ellen C.
Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
Wow! I hate to sound like a broken record, but each book is better than the previous. I was so glad to finally find out how Hawke and Sienna get together. The entire storyline about the X-psy kept me turning the pages. Hawke is so deliciously written. He shines, once again, as the alpha of the SnowDancer pack. Sienna is certainly a good match for him. We also find out about Walker, Sienna's psy uncle. And the Council is still up to no good, providing just enough anxiety to keep reader's heart rate up. Nalini Singh did it again - OUTSTANDING!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sienna Lauren and her family escaped from PsyNet several years ago. They asked and received refuge amongst the SnowDancer wolf pack. Since joining the pack, X-Psy Sienna and alpha wolf Hawke have been at war with one another. Both respectively know in their gut, their gender battle has become a means to conceal their attraction to one another. Hawke's mate died when he was a child so he fears taking the next step in the relationship with Sienna. She refuses to step out and risk her heart too as she expects her cold fire skill that she struggles to control will kill her before she turns twenty-five. Meanwhile the Psy Council deploys plans to destroy the SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs. That is the opening gamut to destroy the opposition to the Council. Although this will speed up her death, Sienna vows to use her power to save her clan while Hawke pledges to keep his beloved safe though he is unsure how to stop her from deploying the rare cold fire. Psy/Changeling fans will love this great entry that contrasts the long anticipated heated relationship against the backdrop of a heated war. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action on the battle front and romantic fronts (there are actually two loving relationships in Kiss of Snow). Nalini Singh provides what may be the romantic fantasy of the year. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotionally charged in all the best ways! A must read!
NookFanTX More than 1 year ago
I really like Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series & this book is no exception. I enjoyed finally finding the answers to some of the questions evident in previous books in the series, though this book does of course ask some all-new questions. While it works better as part of the series, Kiss of Snow may have enough background information for even a newbie to grasp the basic tenets of the Psy-Changeling universe. Enjoy!
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Great!! Review brought to you by Deannerenee Hawke and Sienna are both magnificent characters, strong, unyielding, kind and loyal. Together they are all that times 10. Sienna is beautiful, and when reading about her you forget that she is PSY because she has so many characteristics that are human. I love that she pushes Hawke and challenges him at every turn, not on purpose, but she being who she is. I found her fascinating, the way she handled Hawke and owned her feelings for him. It was refreshing. Hawke was every bit the alpha wolf, I wasn’t fussy on the way he got held up on the age difference, because its not as if she was a changeling or a human she is PSY…raised to be silent, used as a weapon from the time she was 5. She was no typical 19 year old. I just thought he should have recognized that sooner. I did love how he was upfront with her, telling her that she was his but in the same breath that she was not his mate and that he had lost her when they were children. I found the two characters Hawke and Sienna separate from each other amazing, but together they were explosive. Their chemistry was on the mark. I found the secondary story of Walker and Lara amazing. It was a nice story of them coming together, with all the issues of the impending war and the hits on the Snow Dancer pack it was nice to see a positive in the middle of of that impending doom. Overall, I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It had everything I look for in a book, solid characters and story line, great chemistry between the characters. This book is what all books by Nalini Singh are…..great. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com
happyendingreader More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on Nalini Singh when I started reading one of her Christmas novellas and found myself needing to go back to the beginning of the story arc. Since then I've gone through the books and as I kept reading about the Snow Dancer Wolves, I really wanted Sienna and Hawk to get their happily ever after but wasn't really sure how it could not be icky what with the age difference. This book was really successful for me because it gave them both back story that offset said age difference. Sienna had already gone through so much emotionally before she defected that it truly aged her before her time. Looking back at previous books I'm really glad that we got to see her acting her age because it really showed her learning how to be a youth since coming to the den. With Hawk it felt like it was just the opposite, his youthful loss and the longstanding belief system that resulted from it kept him from ever experiencing deeper levels of intimacy in a sexual relationship and this had me reading him as more a young adult than as the alpha he has always been portrayed as in this relationship. This fleshing out of their back story and the ways they moved forward was truly enjoyable for me. I'm excited to see where things go with the series and hope there's many more to come. I am especially looking forward to what directions things take with Nikita, Anthony and Kaleb.
lmcdowall More than 1 year ago
First of all, if you don't like the price, don't give a book 1 star. Complain elsewhere. Many people read the reviews and I have not boughten a book I wanted because of a low rating. On to the review. This is a great book. It starts off a little slow, however it picks up and end it a satisfactory and surprising way. I plan on picking up the paperback when it becomes available.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I really enjoyed the play between Hawke and Sienna and the slow evolution of their relationship! I feel like with the age difference it should’ve been harder to connect but this author did a really terrific job at showing a bit of Sienna’s innocence in age but also the maturity and rapid growth of her mind which paired well with Hawkes huge personality! I’m not gonna lie I couldn’t wait to read this book in the series so I read the first five and skipped to this one :’D but now I’m gonna go back and read the others :)
Lavinient on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very lovely story and well worth the wait. Hawke and Sienna have been circling each other for most of the series and us fans have been very much looking forward to this book. It definitely met my expectations. Even the story beyond the romances of Hawke and Sienna and Walker and Lara (their romance was so sweet!) was very good and moved the plot into outright war. It will be interesting to see how this develops in the next few books.But really the best part of this book was the sizzlin' relationship between Hawke and Sienna. Both have such strong personalities, it was fun to see some tender and playful moments between the two, also. Again, well worth the wait.
ElaineBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although I just discovered this series about eighteen months ago, I feel like I have been waiting for this book for years! You know how it is when you are being set up for a particular book when reading a series? Well, this is it. This is Sienna's and Hawke's book and it's about time.Hawke is all alpha which does not mean just dominant, but caring and protective . . . especially of his pack. Sienna, unbeknown to Hawke, may be the most dangerous thing the pack has ever had to deal with.In the meantime, there is a subplot involving two other pack members, Lara, the healer, and Walker, a Psy, and Sienna's uncle. Lara's and Walker's story was a nice addition, but I almost wished it had been saved for a separate book.Speaking of which, I wonder when the next book will be released and who if will focus on.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Truly animalistic. A wild and sexy read.Opening Sentence: 1979. The year the Psy race became Silent.The Review:Kiss of Snow is the 10th installment in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series featuring changelings, a race of shape shifters and the Psy, a race of humanoids with the powers of the mind, telekinesis, telepathy, etc.I sometimes find it hard to write a review for a book so far along in a series such as this. You see, it's kind of like soap operas. These books feature a whole cast of characters that you have been reading about for months, all their stories are intertwined with each other. It's difficult at times to review when so much of today's stories depend on the knowledge of yesterday's news. So for this review, I will just concentrate on the romance between Hawke and Sienna, and a bit of the general world building.Sienna is a Psy with a power only rumored to exist, at a level that is completely off the charts. For a woman so young, 19, she has been through a tremendous amount of tragedy in her life. Because of her extraordinary gift, she was subject to intense experimentation from a young age, often being forced to do inexplicable, soul altering things. When the lives of her newly found pack family are on the line, she is willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep them safe.Personally, I had to ignore the references to her age. It is hard when the heroine is the age of your niece and you really do not want to think of your niece doing things of that nature...lol. Otherwise, Sienna is a well written character, as are they all. You really connect with her throughout the story. I admit to wanting to rail a couple of characters upside the head for her, I wanted to cry for her, pray for her.As for Hawke, well he can be my alpha any day. As a virile changeling male and leader of the SnowDancer pack, he is the stuff of legends, some nightmares and even the occasional daydream. Hawke has always been portrayed as tough as nails, and take no prisoners with the capacity to be sensitive and caring. It's nice that we get to see his light and playful side as well as the side that makes you fan yourself and whisper "oh my."Aside from Hawke's being such a man (please insert the requisite sarcasm and head shaking), he has always been my favorite wolf. The way he cares for the others, and even those not born wolf just gives you hope for the human race. Though, I guess he really isn't one of us, but the idea is the same. His love for Sienna also makes him willing to make the ultimate sacrifice towards the end of the book, and that dear readers, is positively unimaginable.Oh and on a side note, I'm so sad to find that Walker's past was such as it was, and love has given him a new lease on life.These stories take place in the California wilderness and the nearby city of San Francisco, with an occasional trip to South America and elsewhere. With the Psy and the changelings "out of the closet" in this case unlike in other paranormals, there is no need to hide and be secret, so we can imagine the events as if they are happening today, right in our own back yard. It's incredibly realistic.Overall, this latest piece of the future Ms. Singh sees for the world she has created is as riveting as those that came before it. She is a master at crafting scenes that get you hot and bothered. She is also great at scenes that make you tear up and the ones that have you pumping your fist in the air saying "take that, bad guy!" I read this book through twice, and could not put it down either time. Seriously, I cannot wait to see what happens next.Notable Scene:It was time.Abandoning any attempt at secrecy, she walked out into the night-cloaked battlefield bathed in the crimson and gold shimmer of cold fire. The enemy might have been Silent, but they went pale at the sight of her. An instant later they began to shoot. She would¿ve taken evasive action ¿ except the flame
kmartin802 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This latest in the Psy-Changeling series concentrates on Sienna and Hawke's romance. But romance isn't all that is in the air. The war between the Psy is heating up and the changelings particularly SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver leopards are right in the way. The romance was hot as Sienna and Hawke battle to overcome their differences and fears. We learn more about Sienna's psy power and why she fears it.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have been in love with Hawke since we met him in book one. I do love Lucas, but Hawke has always been the one I have wanted to learn more about. Finally, ten books later we get to see his story. I knew of course, that he was somehow going to end up with Sienna, but I had no idea how it was going to work out. I have also heard quite a bit of talk about her age being awkward since she is only 19, but that never seem to be an issue in this book. Sienna has experienced more than the average Psy in her 19 short years and her maturity level and actions often reflect this. The relationship between her and Hawke also has a slow, almost aggravatingly so, build therefore everything feels natural and not forced. I find it extremely interesting that now SnowDancer and DarkRiver both have Psy women keeping the attention of the alphas. Speaking of DarkRiver, we do get little glimpses into their lives in this book, which I appreciated. Especially since Sascha is pregnant and has been for a couple of books now. I wanted to see if she actually has her baby and just check in on her and Lucas. The first book has always been one of my favorites and I loved getting updates on the characters from it. Sascha functions as the heart of her pack and this often bleeds over into SnowDancer and their members. They are all interconnected and Nalini has done a great job of weaving their lives together.Another bonus was the other story being told throughout this one. We got an additional couple finding their way to each other: Lara, the SnowDancer pack healer and Walker Lauren, one of the Psy that lives with the pack. They have a completely different courtship from any other couple we have seen before, but I am glad it was just interwoven into this story and not it¿s own book. I like watching them bond, but I am not sure an entire book with the two of them would have held my attention.Alright, back to Hawke and Sienna. If you have read these books before, you know that Hawke lost his mate when he was young and as a result he has never opened his heart to anyone else. Sienna refuses to let that excuse fly. She practically forces Hawke to open his eyes to the possibility of being happy again and uses some very interesting methods to get her point across. The best was the scene in the bar where she lures Hawke to her. I was dying laughing at his reaction to her behavior and watching Kit get in on the action by helping Sienna out was just as amusing. You will have to read to see what I am talking about because any other detail and I will ruin the fun for you.My favorite scene with Hawke and Sienna though is in the woods when Hawke gives her a 20 minute head start and tells her to run. The chase was on and it was awesome! The playful aspect of their relationship was just as thrilling to watch as their tender moments. This book has become my favorite of the series for so many reasons, but it has also affrirmed my love for Nalini¿s writing. I am not sure who is up next in the Psy/Changling world but I know I will always be picking these books up to see what Nailini has in store for us next!
Bodagirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really excited for this books as the tension/attraction between Hawke and Sienna has been building for quite some time. It really lived up to my expectations with regards to their relationship and I loved the addition of Walker and Lara, but the crisis at the end with Sienna's powers was rather weak. Up until now the Psy powers were all confined to mental abilities, so Sienna's physical manifestations came out of nowhere. Overall, I liked it but the battle scenes and explanation of the Psy's special abilities were rather weak.Snack lit rating: potato chips
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm kind of conflicted by this one. On the one hand, it's classic Singh, which is very enjoyable in and of itself. On the other hand, I'm kind of at the point where I'm waiting for this series to wrap up, and that's not happening. It's getting to the point where I can't keep the characters straight anymore because, other than gender divisions, all the characters have the same voices. I feel like at the beginning of the series, Lucas and Hawke were very distinct characters, but at one point in this book I had to re-read a scene because I thought Lucas was speaking but it turned out to be Hawke. I did like the secondary romance between Walker and Lara and in some ways found it more satisfying that Sienna and Hawke's, just because it was different from previous storylines. I also still like the world, I just wish the series could be re-booted a bit -- maybe set in a new location or something to freshen it up. And the scene at the end, where we find out what Hawke's last name is... *eye-roll*Anyway, my complaining musings aside, it was an enjoyable book. I'm not sure that it's worth hard cover prices, but it is worth reading.
saturnnalia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for their story and wasn't disappointed. Sienna and Hawke, two strong and stubborn characters, fight and love ferociously. I loved the beginning when they were fighting their attraction, the sexual tension burned up the pages. I loved it, almost called in sick to work just so I could read more. Then I just melted when he stared to court her. A lot of characters from past books appear here just to give them relationship advice. It took a whole villliage to get Sienna and Hawke on the right path to love. There was less Council strategy-ising, just the pack preparing for war. This story is well worth the extra expense of a hardcover, because it is epic and very satisfying.
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the Sienna and Hawke story. The buildup was great and it was definitely worth the wait. I also enjoyed the subromance between Lara and Walker. It was great to see Walker's character developed. Before this book, he was probably the least developed of the original characters. While I loved the romances, I'm not sure where the overarching story is going. It seems like its taken 10 books to get past the boiling point where the tensions between the psy and everyone else (and among the psy) have fully erupted. That being said, is it possible to resolve this in anything less than 10 more books? I'm most interested in the stories of the original characters or the Dark River or SnowDancer packs. They've almost all paired off...The only original character remaining I think is Kit. It seems like the plan might be to have stories about Kaleb, Vasic and maybe the Rats and Falcons? They've been getting more page time recently. For me, I don't know if I'll be interested in all their stories. I can't see a Rat as a romantic character...My favorite books by far have been the ones with the original group, the other books just haven't been as strong for me (Max, Dev Santos...). Great book but has left a lot of questions on where the series is going next..
LadyIsis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The biggest thing I have to say about this book is that I wasn't ready for it to end. There was so much going on and at the end I had so many questions about the ongoing plot that I thought my head would explode. I was very happy with Hawke and Sienna's story although I am beginning to believe that I am going to have to keep Kleenex handy whenever I read any of these books. They have all made me cry and to be fair they have also made me laugh and cheer and send nasty thoughts to the villians in the stroy. Although there maybe hope for Sashca's mother. I am not sure what is going on with that part of the story and it will be interesting to see how things play out. I am also very curious about the real identiy of the Ghost. There are some definite unseen and unexpected twist to Sienna's power. It will be interesting to see if she can find a postive way to help the packs with the weapon that she has. Also this is a double love story. There is a second couple that becomes mated in this book. A pair that I hadn't thought about until they came together. June of 2012 is looking like a long ways out for the next book.
cherierj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a stunning book! Nalini Singh is just amazing! I loved Hawke and Sienna's story. I did not imagine I could learn to care for this couple more than I did but Nalini proved me wrong. As usual, not only did she do a fantastic job with her primary and secondary characters, she also crafted an amazing plot. Too many times in the past I have been disappointed at how lackluster some of the stories have become after the first in the series but Nalini did not disappoint. Anyone who calls themselves fans of paranormal romance must pick up this series.