Last Guard

Psy-Changeling Trinity Series - Book 5

By Nalini Singh

Berkley Sensation - July 2021

Paranormal Romance

The Psy-Changeling Trinity series, is a continuation of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. It is essentially the second story arc. New readers might find starting with Silver Silence a good easy introduction into this world. However, it does contain spoilers to the previous story arc and characters. Accordingly, this review assumes that the reader has read the previous stories in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. Personally, since I have enjoyed all of the stories to date, I highly suggest reading the series in order.

Payal Rao knew that every step, every decision she made could be her last. Her psychopathic brother had thrived in Silence with the help of their sociopathic father. She had been able to find her niche, and was now the CEO of the Rao Conglomerate. Her excellent business acumen satisfied her father and cemented her position. To the world, even after the fall of Silence she was the epitome of a silent psy. But she was also an anchor, critical to the survival of the PsyNet, which was fraying and at risk of a catastrophic collapse.

Canto Mercant thrived in the shadows. His family was well known for accessing information, and he was a key component. Now, he was utilizing that knowledge, as well as the knowledge of being an anchor, to try to save the PsyNet. The Ruling Coalition might be trying to save the PsyNet, but there were no anchors represented. And with no anchors, there would be no PsyNet.

Canto might have initiated contact with Payal for her designation, but once he sees her, he knows there is so much more than the rigid cardinal telekinetic Payal shows the world. However, between the instability of the PsyNet and the devious nature of Payal's family, anything more than a professional relationship might be a risk too far to take.

Last Guard was an interesting romance where readers learn more of the anchor designation. Everyone knows that Mercants are loyal to their family, and it was fascinating to see this play out in Canto's backstory. I enjoyed watching Payal and Canto's relationship grow. As always, I look forward to the next Psy-Changeling story.

Kathy Andrico -


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