Earlier today, Nalini Singh announced on her blog that Aden’s book will be titled Shards of Hope. And, even better, it has a blurb.
The “smoldering heat, epic romance, and awesome action”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as two Arrows find themselves caught in a chilling conspiracy that spans all three races…
Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.
And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.
This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.
Zaira was one of the defected Arrows Judd met with in Venice in Tangle of Need. I didn’t actually remember that on my own, but had to refer to the Psy/Changeling Character Guide at Wicked Scribes. I’ll admit, I was kind of hoping Aden would be paired with a Forgotten. I remember asking in another post if Dev had an unattached sister. The dynamic between Aden and Dev in Shield of Winter was awesome. I was hoping to see more of that. Plus, the strange abilities manifesting in the Forgotten are fascinating. But, Zaira’s cool. At least we’ll learn more about the Arrow Squad. And I still hope that Aden will become part of the new Ruling Coalition.
What do y’all think?