Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #5.1, Psy-Changeling Season One #5.1
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: “It needs to care for them… it’s never had the chance to exercise that instinct.”
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration – until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play…
Dorian is one of my favourite sentinels in the DarkRiver pack – his ability to overcome his lack of shifting, and be one of the most terrifying and successful protectors of the pack is impressive. So, discovering a bit more about his past as a non-shifting leopard, and the troubles of not quite belonging was a great new by-line to read about.
The jumping from one point in time to another until Dorian’s experience as a newly shifted leopard is told was a unique way to tell his tale. It was a short novella, but much of Dorian’s life as a changeling is imparted in such a small amount of words. His ties to his pack members and family are shown through their acceptance and pride in his new found freedom.