My Review:"Sleep, Red. I've got you."
|Book: Vision of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh|
Genre: PRN (paranormal romance with Changelings and Psys)
Published year: 2007
Rating: 5 out of 5 (*****)
Hailed as a major new talent in paranormal romance, Nalini Singh takes us deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings in her latest extraordinary novel, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future--a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind. In danger from fellow Psy, Faith NightStar's fragile sanity will be tested by an all-consuming passion for a changeling who can take the form of man or jaguar.
Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need . . . exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.
Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced - and keep her from Vaughn . . .
Faith belongs to one of the most powerful PsyClan. She’s the most talented cardinal F-Psy of her generation. Before Silence, the F-Psys predictions affected all life areas (be it minor or major), but since the implementation of the protocol, the F-Psys talent has been strictly confined to the economics sphere. So when Faith starts to have visions of murders, she thinks that she is slowly sinking into madness.
Her designation has a high rate of madness. Already monitored almost 24/7, she dreads what will happen to her if madness finally catch up with her. Determined to avoid what she believes is inevitable, Faith decides to contact Sascha in the hope that she can help her understand what is happening to her as well as help her escape the future of absolute confinement that awaits her.
That’s how she runs into Vaughn. Lately, he has been inexorably drawn by a small high security Psy compound adjoining DarkRiver territory. Faith's home.
Although a DarkRiver sentinel, Vaughn isn’t a leopard but a jaguar. He was found and taken in by the DarkRiver pack at the age of 10. In Slave to Sensation
Lucas describes him as a full-fledged alpha.
Jaguar tends to be solitary and Vaughn is not only utterly independent but never expected to be mated. I would even say that because of what happened to him as a child, he is absolutely determined to NOT mate. But his cat is powerfully attracted by Faith, and doesn’t care what the human part of him thinks or wants in that matter.
Faith, truly believes that Silence is what can help her avoid madness, so she clings to her conditioning. As an F-Psy she is extremely vulnerable to any kind of external stimuli, including touch. Especially touch. Still, she is determined to face her dark visions."Each time I do what you want, I'm helping your PsyClan and the Council imprison you."
I loved their relationship, how Vaughn loves to play with Faith and how she responds to him. I also loved how they fell in love and mated (Vaughn, you really rock!!!).
The political plot slowly progress and I loved the parts involving the NetMind. I really like Anthony and wonder if we’ll have more of his character in the last books.