Monday, 18 June 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Psy-Changeling Series 17: Tangle of Need - Nalini Singh

Release Date: 07/06/12


Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to someone else. For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle. Their coming together is an inferno ...and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realise that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.


With some author’s feeling that what you need is sex after sex scene, as a reader I want something that allows the passion to develop organically and feel right for the characters. What Nalini Singh’s writing does is allow all that but works by carefully building the characters so that they have multifaceted emotions and that everything that happens feels that it takes not only time but also a lot of work on their parts.

In this, the 17th Instalment of the Psy-Changeling series the author builds complex emotional context alongside a wonderfully woven and inventive story. It has some wonderful touches with great pace, solid prose and of course dialogue that is not only addictive to read but really draws you in as a reader. Finally add to the mix a bit of a cliff-hanger and the readers really will be demanding the next instalment to find out how events unfold.

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