Title Storm Echo (Psy-Trinity 6)
Author: Nalini Singh
Published: July/August 2022
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content warnings: Drugs, drug use, emotionally abusive alpha (historical, off page), violence, death, traumatic birth sequence
I received a copy of Storm Echo from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The next novel in the mesmerising Psy-Changeling Trinity series by New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into the hearts of two fractured people in a world on the brink of a psychic Armageddon…
Silence has fallen. The Psy are free to feel emotion. Free to love. But Silence was never a prison for Ivan Mercant. The biggest threat to his future lies dormant in his brain – a psychic monster that wants only to feed. And now, the brutal leash he’s kept on that monster is slipping. He prepared for this day, for the end of Ivan Mercant . . . but that was before he met Lei.
As primal as she is human, this wild changeling brings color into his life, laughter to his soul. Then the dream shatters in a rain of blood, in silent bodies in the snow. Lei is gone. Vanished without a trace . . . until he meets strangely familiar eyes across a busy San Francisco street.
Soleil Bijoux Garcia is a healer who has lost everything. She exists in a world of desolate aloneness . . . till the day she finds herself face-to-face with a lethal stranger. The animal who is her other half knows this man, but her memories are tattered fragments. Sorrow and a need for vengeance are all that drive her. Her mission? To kill the alpha of the DarkRiver leopard pack.
But fate has other plans. Soon, a deadly soldier who believes himself a monster and a broken healer might be all that stand between life and death for the entire Psy race . .
It is a well-known fact that I absolutely adore the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh – and have, in fact, dedicated quite a few hours to reading (and re-reading), filming and editing an in-depth spoilery series of videos on the series. It’s honestly been time well spent!
I was very excited for Storm Echo and it’s been one of my most anticipated releases for 2022, and it didn’t disappoint.
Storm Echo follows a Psy and Changeling couple – Ivan Mercant and Lei Garcia, two people who couldn’t be more different. He’s the strong and silent type with a specific moral code and is willing to do anything to protect his family and his core beliefs, while she is a Changeling healer out for revenge after the death of her pact. Their paths cross unintentionally, but once they do they’re inseparable until a tragedy tears them apart for 15 months. Their reunion comes on the heals of another tragedy, this time on the Psy-Net and Ivan and Lei need to find their way back to each other while facing the latest enemy to the Psy race.
This was such a fun book. Ivan is definitely a new favourite character (probably because I adore his family, the Mercants), and I loved the backstory that we got for Lei. I was also very happy that we got to spend a whole lot of time with some of my DarkRiver favourites – Tamsyn, Nate and their adorable little family – and Arwen Mercant, who is always a delight to see on the page.
Admittedly, it felt like that relationship felt a little oddly paced at times, but I was enjoying the overarching story so much it didn’t bother my quite so much. It was great to learn new things about the world since we’re seeing it through the eyes of very different characters. We got some great (and huge) reveals in the series plot, and some awesome new Psy abilities.
I loved it and have read it twice already (the second time for my spoilery video), and I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Psy-Changeling/Trinity world!
(If you want to see my spoilery video, it’s below… but it’s HEAVY on spoilers.)