- Author Nalini Singh
- Release Date July 20, 2021
- Publisher Berkley
- ISBN/ASIN 9781984803658
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by SJ
NYT Bestselling author Nalini Singh adds to her Psy-Changeling Trinity series with LAST GUARD, a compelling romance between two Psy who aren’t as cold and unfeeling as many would think.
Payal Rao is a cardinal telekinetic and CEO of her family’s business worth millions, stationed in Delhi, India. But she’s also an Anchor—a Psy designation that is holding the PsyNet together.
Canto Mercant is a cardinal telepath and anchor as well. He’s extremely powerful but is considered imperfect because of his reliance on a wheelchair to get around. But being part of the Mercant family means he’s loyal to those he considers his, and with ties through that family to bear changelings in Russia, he’s got more than his share of feelings to deal with on a daily basis. There’s nothing cold or silent about Canto.
What follows is an emotional roller coaster between Payal and Canto, who have a history that brings them close together, while also keeping them apart because they so deeply understand what the other needs.
The romance that blossoms between the pair is absolutely lovely, but the psy speak for what happens in the PsyNet and how the two connected on the psychic plane and with other anchors at times got a bit confusing and convoluted.
Many members of the changeling and Psy worlds make appearances in this book, and their appearance is a welcome reminder of how richly Singh has woven threads in her worlds. Terrific world-building that continues to grow with likeable characters and a romance you will root for.
This book is best read as part of the series, as newcomers will probably be confused by what’s happening. But a must-read for the many Psy-Changeling fans out there. A wonderful addition to this addictive series.