Resonance Surge Book Cover Resonance Surge
Psy-Changeling Trinity
Nalini Singh
Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction
July 18, 2023
Kindle, Audiobook, Hardcover

StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev have been a unit since birth, but now Pavel’s life is veering in a new direction, his heart held in the hands of Arwen Mercant, a Psy empath—and the only man who has ever brought Pavel to his knees.

This is it. A point of irrevocable change. For Pavel . . . for Arwen . . . for Yakov . . . and for another pair of twins whose bond has a far darker history.

A low-Gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall is considered worthless by everyone but her violently powerful twin, Pax. She is the sole person he trusts in their venomous family to investigate a hidden and terrible part of their family history—an unregistered rehabilitation Center established by their grandfather.

Places of unimaginable pain designed to psychically wipe minds, leaving the victims shells of their former selves, the Centers are an ugly vestige of the Psy race’s Silent past. But this Center was worse. Far, far worse. And now Theo must uncover the awful truth—in the company of a scowling bear named Yakov, who isn’t about to take a Marshall at face value . . . especially a Marshall who has turned his dreams into chilling nightmares.

Because Yakov is the great-grandson of a foreseer . . . and he has seen Theo die in an unstoppable surge of blood. Night after night after night . . .

Nothing is set in stone. The future is ours to shape.

Nalini Singh adds another installment to her wildly popular paranormal/sci-fi series with Resonance Surge. Set in a world of psychics, animal shifters, and humans the Psy-Changeling Trinty series is a spin-off that takes place after the fall of Silence (the complete supression of emotions in the humans gifted with psychic and paranormal abilities). During the Psy-Changeling series, a time when the three groups worked against each other, powerful Psy started to experience subpressed emotions, fall out of the collective “Net” (mind and information link) that they existed dually in, and find mates in the powerful animal shifter packs. This restoration of emotions caused the constrained NetMind to finally crack, shifting the balance of power and creating new alliances between the three groups along with a series of issues and conflicts, which is what the Psy-Changeling Trinity series explores.

Resonance Surge takes us back to the Russian Stonewater bear clan as twins Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev are called to assist low-Gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall, who has been tasked by her powerfurl twin, Pax, in the continued “clean-up” of the fallout from the implementation of Silence. Yakov has “seen” Theo in his dreams for years and now that he knows her in person, will do whatever it takes to help her overcome the trauma of her own brutal Silence experience to show her how to live life to the fullest.

Nalini is a prolific writer and has wonderfully crafted a overreaching story in these two series that melds shifters, science fiction, and spicy hot couples for each book. With 30 books in the original series and Resonance Surge the seventh book in this spinoff series, Nalini has extensive experience in working short-term, personalized stories into a big picture, multi-book plot. While I have enjoyed this new phase in the whole Psy-Changeling world I did think that the main conflict/struggle of the series could have been more prominent in Resonance Surge. I was surprised when Nalini included detailed intimate chapters with Pavel and his male love interest, Arwin, without an LGBTQ tag for readers. I’m sure readers would like to see Pavel and Arwin with their own build-up and relationship story in the future.

Resonance Surge is a good book but better understood and enjoyed as part of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Really anything that Nalini writes, especially in this genre, will captivate and entertain you on so many levels so if you haven’t already, take the dive and immerse yourself in the Psy-Changeling world.