IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity) de…
S'està carregant…

Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity) (edició 2021)

de Nalini Singh (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
705317,498 (4.29)4
An instant New York Times bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to a world devastated by change in her award-winning Psy-Changeling Trinity series, where two people defined by their aloneness hold the fate of the Psy in their hands. . . .  Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful--and emotionless. For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deemed "imperfect" by his race due to a spinal injury, Canto cares for the opinions of very few--and ruthlessly protects those he claims as his own. Head of intel for the influential Mercant family, he prefers to remain a shadow in the Net, unknown and unseen. But Canto is also an anchor, part of a secretive designation whose task it is to stabilize the PsyNet. Now that critical psychic network is dying, threatening to collapse and kill the entire Psy race with it. To save those he loves, Canto needs the help of a woman bound to him by a dark past neither has been able to forget. A woman who is the most powerful anchor of them all: Payal Rao. Neither is ready for the violent inferno about to ignite in the PsyNet . . . or the passionate madness that threatens to destroy them both.… (més)
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 4 mencions

Es mostren totes 5
Nun geht die Gestaltwandlerserie schon in den zwanzigsten Band und immer noch kann sie mich fesseln. Ich liebe es, wie die Geschichte immer weitergeht, man nicht nur in jedem Buch altbekannte Charaktere trifft, während man mal völlig neue, oder aber bekannte Figuren als Protagonisten sieht, sondern gleichzeitig tatsächlich auch im Geschehen immer weiter und tiefer in diese Welt vorrückt. Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen hier wirklich bei Band 1 anzufangen um alles zu verstehen, denn auch wenn es immer neue Protagonisten sind, so ist die Geschichte mittlerweile so vielschichtig und es ist schon so unendlich viel passiert, dass die Wissenslücken einfach viel zu groß wären um erst hier einzusteigen. Dieses Universum ist groß und es gibt so viel Wissen und Hintergrund.

Die Stunde der Wächter hebt die Probleme der Medialen auf eine neue Ebene und macht gleichzeitig total Sinn. Noch dazu ist es nicht nur wieder spannend und natürlich Gefühlvoll - es bringt auch noch ein Stück mehr Vielfalt in diese Reihe. So trifft man nicht nur erneut meine heimlichen Favoriten seit den Bären - die Nebencharaktere Pavel und Arwen, die ein eigenes Buch sehr verdient hätten - sondern auch auf einen Protagonisten im Rollstuhl - mein persönliches Highlight in diesem Buch! Es ist einfach toll, vor allem weil es nicht einfach nur eine Nebenrolle ist und dazu auch noch für die Welt sehr passend (und gut) umgesetzt ist. Außerdem liebe ich es schon allein deshalb, weil ich mich irgendwo auch gesehen fühle und es einfach ein tolles Gefühl ist, dass auch ein Rollstuhl einer Protagonistenrolle eben nicht im Weg steht. Echt toll! Ich bin in dieser Welt eh schon so tief verankert, dass es eigentlich auch schon real sein könnte, das macht es dann noch realer.

Aber auch an anderer Stelle kommt mit einem weiteren Charakter nun mehr Diversität ins Spiel. Als Nebencharakter zwar, aber absolut selbstverständlich. Man merkt einfach, wie sich die Serie auch durch äußere Einflüsse entwickelt und das eben auch Themen angesprochen werden, die mittlerweile endlich mehr gesehen werden. Einseitig war diese Reihe in Bezug auf Herkunft und Hautfarbe zwar noch nie, und auch andere Themen, wie Mentale Gesundheit und auch die ein oder andere Behinderung waren schon vorhanden - aber gerade was Identität und Sexualität angeht war es sonst sehr einseitig. Was ja im 16. Band zumindest durch die kleine Nebenrolle von Pavel und Arwen mehr Abwechslung bekam.

Dieser Band hat mir wieder viel besser gefallen als der letzte, auch wenn ich bisher noch jedes der zwanzig Bücher mochte. Klar, es hat natürlich auch wieder den gleichen Aufbau wie sie alle, es beinhaltet den Schuss Drama und den Kitsch, den man eben kennt. Aber das ist einfach Teil dieser Welt und irgendwie ist es doch auch schön - selbst wenn ich manchmal durchaus auch die Augen verdrehen mag. Ich mag diese Reihe wie am ersten Tag und bin jetzt schon gespannt auf das nächste Buch. ( )
  Andersleser | Jan 5, 2022 |
This was such a fascinating installation for the series. I really liked all we learned about this world. As for the romance, it gave me big Aden/ Zaira vibes (which I have no problems with). I liked Payal and Canto and their relationship dynamic. My only difficulty was that the life threatening situations were a bit too much (one situation because it has been overused in the Trinity series and the other situation because there was enough conflict going on that it felt unnecessary). ( )
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
Last Guard is the fifth novel of the Psy-Changeling Trinity Series (or the 20th novel of the Psy-Changeling Series) by Nalini Singh.

Content Note: child abuse, (critical treatment of) ableism

Plot:
As part of the Mercant family, Canto is well-connected and has always been protected by them – meaning that despite the fact that he doesn’t conform to Psy ideas of perfection as he’s a wheelchair user, he could still rise in the family ranks and is now in the unique positions to bring together a Psy designation that has been mostly forgotten: the anchors like him. One of those anchors is Payal Rao, tough CEO of the Rao family conglomerate and Canto know that he needs her cooperation to make his plan of an anchor union work. What he didn’t expect when they finally meet in person, was that he actually knows Payal from when they were children – and their old connection immediately comes back to life again.

Last Guard gives us quite a few new perspectives in a world that has been firmly established – not an easy thing to pull off without feeling shoehorned in, but Singh manages it. And I liked Payal and Canto, making the book a full success for me.

Read more on my blog: https://kalafudra.com/2021/08/14/last-guard-nalini-singh/ ( )
  kalafudra | Aug 15, 2021 |
The fall of Silence meant certain freedom for Psy. A freedom many never knew or expected they'd achieve. But just because Silence fell doesn't negate the need for the PsyNet. Unfortunately even before the fall of Silence the PsyNet was dying. Now, it's almost on it's final leg, being held up by scraps by Anchors (Designation A). The As have been a silent support for the PsyNet since the beginning but their penchant for staying in the background is no longer working.

Enter Payal Rao a prominent member and CEO of the Rao family. Many know her to be cold as ice and formed from stone which will work well when the As demand entry into the Ruling Coalition. Truth is, Payal has had to form walls around herself otherwise she risks being more damaged by her father and psychopathic older brother than she already was in early childhood. But when Canto Mercant contacts her about being the face and and name of designation A, Payal is intrigued by the fellow A.

Canto Mercant is part of one of the most revered Psy families in existence. They are extremely loyal to each other and crossing a Mercant is pretty much equal to being shunned in the Psy community. They have long memories and never forget those who've done them wrong. Canto works mainly in gathering the intelligence that the family is known for. But he's also a hub-A which means he is responsible for holding up a large portion of the PsyNet. He recognizes the problems are coming to a head sooner rather than later. He knows Payal will be the perfect representation for the As, but if he's being honest there's something that draws him to Payal.

When they meet face to face they both realize they share a connection formed in blood.

I have to say Last Guard is one of my favorites of this new(er) Psy-Changeling storylines. I like that this one focuses on the Psy as it's been awhile since we've had a Psy-centered book. The past couple of books, I haven't really felt a connection to the characters. But this time around I think with Canto being a Mercant he was a little more of a known subject, if that makes sense. Anyone who hass been reading this series for a while now will know the Mercants have been weaved in and out of storylines for quite sometime and I think there's just a familiarity with their family but also still a certain mysteriousness that makes me want to know more about this family that, even during the coldness of Silence, kept this bond and loyalty within their unit.

I also was very interested in the Anchors. I honestly can't recall if we've ever had mention of the A designation before which kind of plays well into the idea of this group being kept in the shadows of the PsyNet. I loved how Nalini Sing keeps on weaving these layers together within this world. It's quite a feat for such a long running series to continue to find new niches of information.

I also loved Payal and Canto's connection, despite the fact that it's formed out of some very dark and traumatizing times in their lives. But I loved the idea of them being each other's person and learning, especially in Payal's case, to trust. Even though we haven't really met Payal before this, you can feel the isolation she's created for herself out of a sense of self-preservation and it's extremely satisfying to see her open herself up to someone. I kind of wish we had more time with Payal after certain revelations so we can experience her growth a bit more. I liked how Nalini Singh has made Payal into an almost mirror image of Kalen Krychek. Kaleb and Payal have one of my favorite moments in the entire story and the moment I read it I knew it was going to stick with me.

The PsyChangeling series (as well as Nalini Singh's other series) has always been a well of diversity. Last Guard continues this, however, I feel like it's the first time we've seen a neurodivergent character (Payal) and a character with a physical disability (Canto) where we it's pretty much spelled out in no uncertain terms. Not that it was previously skated around, but I think it's the idea that the Psy are supposed to be perfect. They are not supposed to have flaws (hence the adoption of Silence), and any flaws would be hidden otherwise the Psy, for lack of a better word, like to silence the flaws in their genes. I think with the fall of Silence we'll start to see characters who are more open to showing these other types of diversity and I think it's great that we'll get to incorporate that more into the series.

What kind of didn't work for me was the fact that there was a lot to unpack here. With the As, the ongoing problems with the still-unknown Architect, Canto and Payal's relationship, and with Payal's history/family there were often times I felt the build up did not really meet the payoff. I liked the majority of the aspects of the story both individually and together, but wish Nalini Singh had maybe pared down some of the conflicts in order to give the rest a good time to flourish and have a satisfying resolution.

Overall, one of my favorite within the new cycle of the PsyChangeling world. Each entry raises the stakes for the next and this time around I feel like we're possibly heading into a big confrontation with the main villain of this spinoff. ( )
1 vota AmyM3317 | Jul 23, 2021 |
Canto Mercant and Payal Rao meet when they are young children in a boarding school that their parents sent them to because they are defective Psy. When Payal kills a teacher who is going to kill Canto, they are separated.

Canto is taken to his mother's family where he is loved and supported and where he becomes a surveillance expert and a valuable member of the Mercant family. Payal Rao is taken back to her family where she has to deal with a psychopath for an older brother and a father who thinks betrayal is a perfectly acceptable way of life. Payal learns to hide her broken pieces and some have compared her to a robot.

Canto has spent years looking for the girl who saved his life. It isn't until he forms an association of anchors that the two of them are reunited. The anchors are an almost forgotten designation of Psy but a very important one since they are the ones who hold the PsyNet together. They are almost in crisis mode because of the attacks on the PsyNet and because their designation doesn't manifest when they are infants and many with the designation are disposed of by the Psy because they come with physical or mental problems. Canto is paralyzed and in a powered chair and Payal has brain tumors that can only be controlled with a drug her father doles out to her as a way of keeping her under control.

Reuniting gives them an opportunity to fall in love but it isn't easy for either of them. Payal especially has learned that trust is a weakness that will surely be exploited. Canto can love but he has major fears about losing control.

This was an excellent story with a lot of emotional impact as we watch two damaged people fall in love and grow stronger for it. The story also advances the plot thread that runs through this series: preserving the PsyNet against a hidden enemy.

Fans of the series will be glad to meet Canto and Payal and will also be glad to see some characters from earlier books in the series. I love that Canto is so easy with the bears who are a great group of changelings. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jun 9, 2021 |
Es mostren totes 5
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

An instant New York Times bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to a world devastated by change in her award-winning Psy-Changeling Trinity series, where two people defined by their aloneness hold the fate of the Psy in their hands. . . .  Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful--and emotionless. For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deemed "imperfect" by his race due to a spinal injury, Canto cares for the opinions of very few--and ruthlessly protects those he claims as his own. Head of intel for the influential Mercant family, he prefers to remain a shadow in the Net, unknown and unseen. But Canto is also an anchor, part of a secretive designation whose task it is to stabilize the PsyNet. Now that critical psychic network is dying, threatening to collapse and kill the entire Psy race with it. To save those he loves, Canto needs the help of a woman bound to him by a dark past neither has been able to forget. A woman who is the most powerful anchor of them all: Payal Rao. Neither is ready for the violent inferno about to ignite in the PsyNet . . . or the passionate madness that threatens to destroy them both.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.29)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5 2
4 6
4.5 4
5 7

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 169,936,067 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible