If you have been following my blog, then you know this review was bound to happen! Nalini Singh produces another great follow up in her second arc Psy-Changeling series.
Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment–taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling…
Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…
But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back–even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy…
Thank you, thank you, thank you Nalini! I die every time, each book she releases ticks all boxes for me. Plot, characters and just the right amount of romance. The second book in the second arc of her psy-changeling series (a bit of a mouthful there) is everything you expect from this author!
Without spoiling Silver Silence – Ocean Light begins with Bowen (Bo) slowly waking up in the Black Sea medical facility. He is surprised to find that he is alive and that he was kidnapped under the orders of his sister Lily. Kaia is assisting her sister in helping Bowen get back to health and possibly overcome the malfunctioning chip in his brain.
The backstory of Bo and Kaia is gripping; I was intrigued at by how both MC’s grew up and what events shaped them into who they are today. Both character strengths and flaws are displayed beautifully throughout the book; I loved both Bo and Kaia!
Black seas underwater world that Nalini is creating is mind-blowing. Even though some supporting characters have a brief moment, I am already looking forward to reading about them in the books to come.
On a personal note as much as I rave about the whole story and the characters, I am a little sad that other previous MC’s didn’t show up in the book like the last few in the previous arc. But and I mean, BUT that is because I love characters such as Hawke and Kaleb. Nalini did point out that this would be the case, so I guess I will have to pull up my big girl panties and deal.
Overall the book is going to go into my re-read pile; there is nothing my PNR Singh can do wrong!