3 starsPNR RomanceShifters

Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh

Shield of Winter Book Cover Shield of Winter
Psy-Changeling #13
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
June 3, 2014

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…


Val’s Review


This was a rough one for me. I love Nalini Singh. I love Vasic. I LOVE this series.

I was excited for the greatness I have come to expect from Goddess Singh. But how did I feel?


It took FOREVER for any action (both plot-wise and sexytime-wise) to happen.

And when it did, I was expecting this:


But I felt like I was reading this:


The plot FINALLY picked up.



But by then I was tired.

Tired of reading this because it took me a week to finish when I usually blow through these in about a day.

Tired of all the jumping back and forth from plot line to plot line.

This one was for me what I had expected Obsidian to be. See that review here

I mentioned in that review that I expected it to be boring because the two main leads were both Psy (I prefer Changeling/Psy or Changeling/Human relationships…well mainly I just prefer Changeling period. In fact, my favorite parts of THIS book involved Hawke or Lucas.) That one ([book:Heart of Obsidian|15781026]) surprised me.

This one…I was a little underwhelmed. But it might have just been me. Or my too-high expectations.

Anyhoo, I’m still looking forward to the next one.