Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog. I hope we are all doing great.
This is the fourth book in the psy-changeling series; I am always thrilled to get back into this series.
Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young by without the bonds of Pack he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed . . . and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything god in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.
Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life – the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart, and steels herself to ask the help of the strongest man she knows . . .
Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her is a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past, or risk losing everything that ever mattered.
Trigger warning: child abuse
We are back to DarkRiver and the cool Clay. I love a relationship that is built and evolves over time and that is what Clay and Talin’s relationship represents.
Talin looks for her childhood friend in her time of need but as she interacts further with him, it is clear that their relationship is no longer as innocent as it was. Talin wants to remain friends but Clay wants to take them a step further and half way through the book the dance for their future begins.
Children are being taken from the street and are turning up dead. Clay and Talin with the help of the Pack have to figure out what is going on with these deaths and how to prevent them. Meanwhile there is something going on with the Psy scientist Ashaya, who might be different from the rest of her race although all clues point to her being the same as the rest of the Psy.
Clay and Talin have to save some of the kids taken from the street with the help of Ashaya before they die. The operation is risky and hinges on the trust of strangers. Will it be a success? Will Clay and Talin overcome the barriers keeping them from happiness?
Learning about the Forgotten (the psy descendants who didn’t follow the Silence protocol) was very interesting, they might be seen as a fourth race because although they have psy gene, it has mutated and become something new. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing another aspect of the psy-changeling world; the more in-depth the world gets the more amazing.