Thursday, October 16, 2014

SHARDS OF HOPE

...is the title of the next Psy-Changeling book, out 2015. Here's the blurb. :-)

The “smoldering heat, epic romance, and awesome action”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as two Arrows find themselves caught in a chilling conspiracy that spans all three races…

Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.

And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.

This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enoughbecause the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.
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Are you surprised? Excited? Did you guess who Aden's heroine was going to be? Discuss!

*Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author

39 comments :

Anonymous said...

SO did NOT see that one coming!!!

Cybele said...

Weeeeeee....didnt see but eyes are wide open and I can't wait!!! uber excited!!!

Lege Artis said...

It didn't even cross my mind, but I am excited to read how this is going to fold out! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I must have missed something ... but who's Zaira?

Anonymous said...

I think she is the leader of the escaped squad of broken arrows based in Venice (Tangle of Need)
AMT

HG said...

Very surprised! I thought that it would be someone closer, a medic from the squad or something, I'm curious about the pack, is it a new one? although SD are very aggressive and bloody pack who kills first and ask questions later ;) well...both DR and SD are, hehehe. Anyway, can't wait to read more about it!!

Anonymous said...

totally think its the wolf pack in Russia, near Kaleb and Sahara's home. I feel like at this point to introduce a brand new changeling pack would be hard for readers.

Or maybe they are underwater? With the water changeling group but that might be too extreme.

library addict said...

I was really hoping Aden's heroine would be Silver. But I can totally see Zaira. Happy that we're getting a full-length book for Aden and very much looking forward to it.

Hoping this means Silver will still get her own story though, even if it is a novella. I really want to know more about her and her family.

library addict said...

Oops, hit enter too fast. Meant to add I love the title!

Dreamseeker said...

I didn't see this one coming, but I'm concentrating on Archangel's Shadows at the moment :} I think the Changlings are the Russian pack. Looking forward to reading this one!

Janhavi said...

This was what I wanted after the hints in Shield of Winter :D I thought there was a high probability, does that count as guessing? ;) It was a guess hedged by uncertainty. Love the title.

Anonymous said...

I had high hopes after the name drop in shield of winter.

Danae said...

love the title never guessed who the heroine would be but cannot wait for the book

Nanik said...

I'm so suprised! I would never guess, I thought the heroine would be changeling, but now.. It will be so exciting :) Love the title, love the blurb - it's seems to be something very different from the last few books. And who is the enemy? And the new changeling pack? Oh, so many questions and so many months to think about them :) But now I'm waiting very impatiently for "Archangel's Shadows" :)

Tanika said...

This is AWEOME!!! The best surprise in a while!
I can't wait to read this, the idea of two 'emotionless' and 'broken' arrows falling in love!
This blurb by far is the most exciting! I wasn't this excited even for Kiss of Snow!
Archangel's Shadows hasn't even released yet and I'm already waiting for this!!! Love the title.

cate nugent said...

Love it, although I did think Lucy might have been Aden's heroine.But Zaira makes sense....I don't think Aden's Silent at all. Well camouflaged in the Net, but not Silent in the truest sense.Now... is it the Russian wolf pack that's been mentioned (on more than one occasion) or those Russian bears...OR, the sea Changelings.. Oh, come on Nalini..just a hint pleeeease :)

DianneR said...

OMG! Heart is beating so fast. I can not wait for this book! Why must you taunt us so early?

Anonymous said...

Really didn't see that coming! I thought the heroine might be one of the Forgotten. Will this be the start of a new story arc? Can't wait!!! so love the psy-changelings.

Melinda said...

I'm very excited to read this book. I'm think the pack is the one that was mentioned in Blaze of Memory. The pack led by Remi (I can't remember if that's really his name) of wandering changelings that came together to form a pack. I look forward to reading this book.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gawd.!!! It's here!!! Aden's here! Shocker really, that his HEA is Zaira, everybody was actually rooting for Silver. I wanna see some emotion, or even a hint of it from her. Oh well. Hot damn! Am still excited for Zaira and Aden's Adventure. Hopefully will some side action from the Changeling pack of DarkRiver and SnowDancer. I miss them!

teriannesis said...

Didn't see that coming. I was thinking Alice the human frozen in time. Zaira I had to look up to see if she was the lady from Venice. As for the pack, I was thinking that Remi's pack might be it, however it is in the Midwest so hardly a desolate place. and as for the Russian pack that is located in and surrounding Moscow, so that doesn't work. Can't be a water changling pack, Aden can't breathe underwater. So it must be an unknown pack. Still upset by it not being Alice. I will read the book since I love the series. Just not happy about heroine. (I must admit my feelings about Zaira are filtered by the fact the Tangle of Need is my least favorite book)

Anonymous said...

Love the Title Aden deserves a great person to love so make Zaira
worth it...

Anonymous said...

Rah says....
Oh my! Love the title and the blurb! Thought he might end up with Silver but I'm pretty sure Zaira's from Venice I think is part of Bowen's crew? Can't wait for this I love Aden.

Are they with the water changelings or other species that hasn't been introduced? Looks like I'm rereading the changeling series before Aden's story comes out.

But in the meantime we have the guild series, Bastien's story and the Rock series.


Sherri L. said...

Wow it sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it! Thanks Nalini!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay this will be awesome!! I just know. Two Arrows? Niiice. Zaira sounds very interesting and we have waited and loved Aden for a long time now :) And a mysterious pack? Even greater.

P.S. Yes, I'm this enthusiastic even though I'm dying of waiting for Archangel's Shadows.

Zsofi

Liz C said...

WOW. I'm so excited, I was not expecting that, I did think it would be a psy because I never thought Aden would leave the psy net without all the other arrows. I can't wait for their story (Aden so deserves his HEA) and I absolutely love the title. Thanks you made my day :)

Louise D said...

Yesss!So excited right now about Aden's book (and about this new predatory changeling pack), even though I don't really remember who Zaira is... Just one more reason to re-read Tangle of Need.

Barbara W. said...

I didn't have any expectations for who Aden's HEA would be with, so I'm pretty happy that it's with a fellow Arrow. I like the Psy/Psy and Changeling/Changeling pairings. I'm not sure I'd love a full-length book for Alice, I don't know if she has that much story left to tell on her own.

I think Aden and Zaira are going to end up in Moscow. There have been several mentions of the wolf pack in that region in the last few books, plus it ties this book to Kaleb and to Aden's relationship with him. It also might be logical to introduce the Moscow pack if there's going to be a book for Silver in case she's going to have her HEA with someone she already knows, since she's presumably from there.

azteclady said...

I am ecstatic!!!

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait....


Oh man, how long 'till it's out again???

Anonymous said...

kind of hoped it was Alice

Anonymous said...

In Tangle of Need Hawk mentions in chapter 24 "WhiteSteppe - the sole wolf pack in Siberia". That might fit.

And I, of course, ADORE the title!

Greetings from Austria,

Sophie

Anna said...

Woot! The heroine has been named! The heroine has been named! Now, I'm going to search for Zaira on the last couple of Psy/changling ebooks. *runs runs runs*

ming-ki said...

Oh yeah! I feel super excited! Have a feeling that his heroine has to be a psy like himself and now it truly is! Yeah! Still, it's waiting time! I just can't wait - the span between each book always drives me crazy!

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? I read that bit about a predatory changeling pack that doesn't welcome outsiders and just assumed it meant the Snowdancers, as it has been repeatedly mentioned that they are very hostile to outsiders. Did she say somewhere that this would be a new changeling pack and I missed it?

library addict said...

@Anonymous:
"they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization" part of the blurb makes a lot of think they are (a) not in California, but might be in Russia somewhere and (b) that it's a pack which has been mentioned in the series but which we haven't really met yet.

* bold emphasis is mine

Anonymous said...

What about Mercy's Grandmother's pack down in south america? The jungles are very remote.

I cannot wait for this book to come out.

I also really want a story for Alice. I want to find out what really happened to her and what here relationship to the first Arrow was. She has been through so much that I think she deserves a HEA.

Caro said...

I knew it!!! Ever since Zaira was introduced I've wondered if she'd become a major player later on, and when I started thinking about possible co-leads for Aden she popped up in my head. I've been wanting a female Arrow for so long now, and I'm thrilled that we're finally getting one.

I agree with other commenters on wanting a story for Alice - perhaps with Bowen, or with a SD. Maybe Zaid if it turns out he's still alive somehow.

Anyway, I can't wait for this book!

Sarah said...

I didn't see it coming, but WOW this just fits together.
Love the title and can't wait for it to be out!!!

Anonymous said...

Had no expectations or hopes about this book. If Alice gets a story, let it be a short story. Haven't gotten the impression that any of the packs are particularly welcoming of outsiders. DarkRiver may give the impression of being welcoming, but they are not. Kind of tired of what seems to be(imo) the tendency to make SD stronger than DR. Different territories, strengths, interests.