Wolf Rain is the third novel of the Psy-Changeling Trinity Series (or the 18th novel of the Psy-Changeling Series) by Nalini Singh.
Finished on: 22.8.2019
[Here are my reviews of the other books in the Psy-Changeling series.]
E-Psy Memory was kidnapped and imprisoned for many years, but she has been finally freed – by Alexei, one of SnowDancer’s wolves. But the danger for Memory is far from over as her captor really wants her – and her abilities – back. Alexei is not about to let this happen, though, especially since Memory quickly obliterates all the barriers he has built between himself and the rest of the pack. Alas, there is a reason for those barriers that isn’t as quickly broken.
Wolf Rain brings us back to familiar places and faces while expanding Singh’s already quite extensive world. It will definitely satisfy fans of the series – as it did me.
I’ve been reading the Psy-Changeling novels for over a decade now and there is a sense of familiarity to them by now that is just wonderful. This becomes never more obvious than when the books are set within the DarkRiver or SnowDancer pack – as they are here. While I do appreciate all the expanding of the world and cast of characters, there’s a special kind of joy to return to the “oldest”.
In any case, I completely fell into Wolf Rain again. I very much liked Memory and Alexei together, even though his dark backstory almost got a little much for the book. There was already so much going on with Memory, I’m thinking that it could have been enough to just focus on her dark bits. But altogether it worked and I was engaged the entire time. It’s definitely a page-turner.
The novel adds another layer to the world-building as well, with harmonizing and the development in the PsyNet that I liked reading about. Plus, I totally felt with Yuri. Fortunately there is a happy end there. As there is a happy end to the main story, of course – and luckily no end in sight yet for the series.