Memory Aven-Rose had been kidnapped and held captive since
she was eight years old by a psychopath named Renault, who
had killed her mother and a number of other women. She
believed she was a monster like him. The final blow to her
is the death of her pet, and that allows her to broadcast
her pain, and the next thing she would see in her prison
bunker is a WOLF RAIN down on her and help her escape.
Alexei is a changeling, part of the SnowDancer pack, a
lieutenant and a fierce wolf. Unfortunately, his family has
been cursed. Every time one of the men find their mate, they
turn rogue and kill those they love. He will never mate, but
something about the skin and bone empath has him fiercely
protective and isn't about to let even his packmates hurt
her. He should have known that fate has different plans for
the both of them.
WOLF RAIN is a fascinating read. The world building by
author Nalini Singh allows her readers to see and feel
everything the changelings, empaths, and humans are dealing
with. Most amazing is watching as Memory comes into her own
after so many yeas of believing that she is a monster to
find that she is an empath and a very strong one, in fact,
one that is a really big surprise to everyone who comes in
contact with her. Alexei is a fascinating wolf, he wants to
protect her, but he also wants to stay away from her to
allow her to grow and learn. It is his fear of his family
legacy that holds him back, but when she is re-captured by
her tormentor, Alexei has no choice but to use the mate bond
that he so fiercely denied to find her.
This is the third of Ms. Singh's Psy-Changeling
Trinity and a continuation of her Psy-Changeling
world. With WOLF RAIN, the central characters are empaths,
changelings, and the Arrows - whose main job is to guard
empaths with their lives. If you have not read either of
these series' before you can still read this one and easily
fall in love with this world.
So much happens in this astonishing world that it is hard to
put in a short review. Besides Renault, the nut who
kidnapped Memory, there is another who misguidedly is going
after empaths and bringing the Arrows to danger. The
learning to be an empath and dealing with the people Memory
comes in contact with are as important to the plot. I think
my favorite thing of all was the growth of Memory and the
reaction of her not fearing her golden wolf caused his
packmates much laughter and delight - he is after all just a
"big wolfy chicken!" Even his alpha liked this one.
I have to admit that I did not completely understand the
different "nets" that came into play in WOLF RAIN (the
PsyNet, the NetMind, DarkMind) but there is so much I did
understand that had me loving this book. Whatever you are
looking for in a book that will hold you captivated WOLF
RAIN has it!
Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by
a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated
existence...until she comes face-to-face with a wolf.
Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory
knows that her 'gift' is nothing so bright. It is a
terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.
But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain
growly wolf can just deal with it.
Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak
history of his family a constant reminder that mating,
love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and
fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the
most primal part of his nature--and soon, he must make a
choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous
darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence...