Title: Echo of Silence
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #2.5, Psy-Changeling Season One #2.5
In: Wild Embrace (Nalini Singh)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal romance, Shapeshifters
5th sentence, 74th page: “If you were like Avril, you would not be Tazi.”
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander…
This was a nice little side story in the world of the Psy-Changeling novels – I really don’t see that it had anything to do with the main storyline, but it was a great story regardless. Tazi and Stefan’s love story fits beautifully into the themes of this series – overcoming the past and one’s upbringing to embrace another’s love.
Tazi was such a different lead female to the rest of the characters in this series – although most of the others were virgins, or had their own insecurities, Tazi was in a league of her own. She had incredibly strong ties to her family and culture – and although the scars left by her past are still an obstacle to get over, it is her love of family and cultural moxis that ultimately shape the way she acts and goes through life.
Stefan was a traditional Psy, in the beginning of the story, it was almost impossible to see how he could feel connected to Tazia on any level other than a professional one. The twists and turns that the characters went through to establish a relationship was fascinating and very surprising in some places.