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Shield of Winter

Post by Roxsan on Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:33 am

The title and blurb for psy/changeling #13 is out! Copied from Nalini's Facebook page.

SHIELD OF WINTER

The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice...

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by TheFLuff on Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:54 am

*runs around screeching with glee*

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!

He gets an Empath.
And I hope she good and spunky and fierce and.. and.. and..

Oh god, Vasic!
Baby!

And lets please talk about that beautiful title.

My protective baby.. who never wanted to be anything but a defender and was tortured and forced into being a killer.

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad 

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Post by tabitha on Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:49 am

I have to say I'm even more excited about this book than I was either Kalebs or Hawkes.

Vasic has always been my favourite character and he gets his very own empath. & I get to see more of Aden and Judd SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:01 am

cheers cheers cheers 

Yessss! And am expecting bit parts from Kaleb, Judd and Aden! And if Ivy Jane's "medical “treatment”" is some sort of rehabilitation, she must be really ferocious to be able to have a life after that.

And who identified the sleeper empaths in the Net?

Come ON, 2014!
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Post by zhiantara on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:57 pm

Elaine wrote:cheers cheers cheers 

Yessss! And am expecting bit parts from Kaleb, Judd and Aden! And if Ivy Jane's "medical “treatment”" is some sort of rehabilitation, she must be really ferocious to be able to have a life after that.

And who identified the sleeper empaths in the Net?  

Come ON, 2014!
Presumably Kaleb Krychek -- with a little help from the NetMind that has been protecting the empaths.

I am really looking forward to meeting a character who has survived what sounds like rehabilitation. It's been the bogeyman of the Psy since the first book. Nalini was bound to give us a closer look at it -- she never shies away from the dark stuff....

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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Patricia on Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:15 am

Jesus fuck, I had avoided everything related to the P/C series until now and now I'm so overwhelmed...

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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:37 am



Nalini just posted the Shield of Winter cover for the UK.

Waiting... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 
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Post by TheFLuff on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:43 am

*squees softly and dances around*

I wonder what the scratches mean.

Like .. WHO DARED TO HURT VASIC?

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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by CassB on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:32 pm

I am very curious if this book, like HoO, will focus almost entirely on the Psy (and for HoO in particularly two characters) or if there will be more of the larger world? I think in many ways HoO was a unique book and unlike most of the series, there were not many changes in the POV from the two main characters. I hope we revisit some of the past characters in Shield of Winter. I think it is likely as the fall of Silence will affect everyone, not only the Psy.
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:12 pm

The German cover was announced mid-November, the tattoo does not look Psy at all. I like the UK cover much more than the German cover.


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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:42 am

From Nalini's blog, the first teaser for Shield of Winter

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Shield of Winter & Newsletter Reminder
There was a man standing on the path between the snow-kissed trees. No, not a man. A soldier. Over six feet tall with broad shoulders, his posture was unyielding, his stillness absolute, his eyes a chill gray, and his hair black.

- from Shield of Winter (June Psy-Changeling release)
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by TheFLuff on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:45 am

In the release of Whisper of Sin an excerpt for Shield of Winter is included.

Those of you, who know me a little longer, know how absolutely partial I am to Vasic. Heck, even Nalini comments on it.... and this?
This broke my heart and made me cry and.. I can't!
I can't wait for this book!

Vasic is so absolutely broken...
ach, just get the damn novella nd read for yourselves Smile

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Post by Elaine on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:31 pm

last Monday, Nalini announced chances to win ARC of Shield of Winter. Has anyone joined?
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Post by TheFLuff on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:33 pm

*raises hand*
took me about ten seconds Wink

Also, the newsletter contains the excerpt that was included in the re-release.

Go! Read! Now!

I need people to discuss Smile

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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:54 pm

TheFLuff wrote:In the release of Whisper of Sin an excerpt for  Shield of Winter is included.

Those of you, who know me a little longer, know how absolutely partial I am to Vasic. Heck, even Nalini comments on it.... and this?
This broke my heart and made me cry and.. I can't!
I can't wait for this book!

Vasic is so absolutely broken...
ach, just get the damn novella nd read for yourselves Smile

Thanks for the info, TheFluff. Really appreciate it. Wasn't interested in the novella as I'd read it before.

Vasic's story is potentially the most heartbreaking yet...

Oh dear
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by TheFLuff on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:17 pm

A long dark road...
but so much potential for Judd, Mercy finally finding out, who saved Dorian.
Judd finding out, who saved his friend.
Willi the dart!

Judd-Kaleb friendship.
Arrow brotherhood!

Aden being awesome!
And Vasic....

And I have a theory how Vasic and Aden are a mirror image of the Netmind and the Dark mind and how, if you break Vasics barriers, you can reach the dark mind and relief its pain...

and God!

Oh and Walker and Aden!

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Post by Elaine on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:20 pm

I got the novella the moment you posted. and have finished reading the excerpt.

Are you sure we can discuss it here? Others might not have read it yet
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Post by Elaine on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Ok, re Walker and Aden, will the other Arrows find out how much Walker helped them by training Aden?

At the very least, I want Aden and Walker to finally meet again
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Post by TheFLuff on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:21 am

Yes! Walker and Aden!

I love how quiet and unassuming Walker Lauren is the base and the heart of the revolution.
He trained Aden, who in turned saved the Arrows and got them away from Ming and made them work with the revolutionaries, at least Vasic and him.
He saved Judd, simply by being his brother and making sure, he didn´t slip away, no matter how bad things got and Judd in return, became the conscience of the Ghost
Judd saved Sienna and so on....


And yes, I think we can totally discuss it here.
It´s only the beginning of that sad sad trip this book will be.


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Post by Elaine on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:50 am

Walker is Aden's guru, caring not just for his psychic training but also for his physical welfare. And that makes Walker the godafther of the quiet revolt of the Arrows.

And beyond that, Vasic, as a Tk-V, appears to have the ability to identify any of the hidden E's.
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Post by TheFLuff on Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:50 am

Absolutely, yes.
From what I read from the excerpt Aden was someone who needed the sability, Walker provided more than anybody else.
I just hurt for Vasic...

He has always been way too sensitive for Arrow training and the things they made him do...

Though, I am curious about those double abilities, it´s the same with Judd´s ability to lend psychic energy to someone... those pairing seem in no way connected.

TK Cell with Psychic energy transfer, TK V with bein gable to feel ones emotions touched... what?

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Post by Elaine on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:02 am

the high powered TKs seem to have these adjunct abilities that do not seem directly related to their foremost strength.

Anyway, I believe Judd's ability to feed power to someone else (it was Sascha in Caressed by Ice ) outside of his own web will likely be useful soon. I believe the Net will have need of the energy from Sienna, which she can share with Judd through the Snowdancer web and Judd feeding power to someone else (like Ivy, maybe? or Kaleb himself)

I'm really excited for the possibilities in this book!
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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:09 am

And someone asked Nalini if this model is a good representation of Vasic and she said
Oh my goodness, YES!

I'll put the photo in a spoiler, in case you do not want your own imagination of Vasic tainted  Smile 

Spoiler:


His name is Goran Jurenec, but he has the wrong color eyes, they're not grey at all.


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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by TheFLuff on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:16 am

wow!

Thank you!

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Re: Shield of Winter

Post by Elaine on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:14 am

Want a picture of him in a black tshirt?  Shocked
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