Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series is one of the most convoluted and involved paranormal romance series out to date. Filled with non-stop action, suspense and mystery, yet balanced nicely with hot steamy romance and many light-hearted moments. Dynamic characters and multiple interactions appearing throughout the series make the world richer, much more than the story to be told in a single book.
This series is set in a futuristic alternative Earth and populated by three groups: The Changelings, the Psy and humans. The Changelings are shapeshifters. The Psy are humans with psychic powers who voluntarily “silenced” their emotions. The Psy is the largest and most powerful ruling body on Earth. The constantly evolving main storyline tells of the battles and eventual war brewing between the three groups and the struggles within each group.
One major mystery that has almost every reader stumped is who the Ghost is. We are first introduced to the Ghost in Caressed by Ice. The Ghost is a psy who is working against the council but NOT against the Psy. He meets and shares information with Judd Lauren and Father Perez on a regular basis. He is the instigator behind various terrorist acts against the council. He is neither good nor evil; he operates by his own code. He is attempting to save his race from the flaws of silence. His is so immersed in the net, it is thought that if he breaks silence, then the net mind will fall, destroying the Psy race. His true name has never been mentioned but he is thought to be either an Arrow or a former Arrow. Judd Laurens knows who he is, but refuses to look directly at him, citing that names are much easier to erase then faces.
The identity of The Ghost has sparked many conversations and much speculation. Forums, tweets, facebook polls, ect..have all addressed this and everyone who reads this series has an idea who The Ghost might be. Nalini mentioned in a recent interview at the Romantic Times series that The Ghost is someone we have met in the series. Well, THAT helps. Not. Below are my top two contenders for who The Ghost may be:
Council member. First introduced in Visions of Heat. Took over Santano Enrique’s council spot after he was disposed of by the Changelings. Based in Moscow, he is a Cardinal TK, and one of the most powerful telekinetics in retrospect to teleportation. He is so powerful, he is unable to measured on the gradient scale. His power is the ability to drive one to madness and can remain undetected. He has an intimate connection with the dark insane half of the Netmind and is rumored to have been a child protege of Enrique’s. He has been searching the Netmind for six years for a female for reasons (and identity of woman) unknown. The arrows recently allied themselves with Kaleb after Councilor Ming (and former handler of the Arrows) revealed plans that might lead to the Arrows destruction.
Why I think Kaleb may be The Ghost:
Both have the ability to enter areas of the Netmind and gain access to classified information that no one else can access. They both have admitted that they are looking for someone-someone who means a great deal to them. They both have psychic and physical warfare skills. Both can teleport. Both can remain undetected. Both can ride datastreams. Both have admitted they are unstable and have blood on their hands.
Vasic is an Arrow. First appeared in Hostage to Pleasure. He is a powerful, unique TK Psy; able to teleport to places and people. He is more powerful then a Cardinal TK. Measures a 6 on the gradient scale. Has a strong unique bond with fellow Arrow, Aden. Considered one of the most dangerous Arrows and Ming’s most powerful weapon. Removed from Jax years ago. Has a special affinity towards children. He is working with the rebel psy and has a personal relationship with Anthony Kyriakus and Zen Zie. He helped Ashaya Aleine escape from the PsyNet. He is ready for peace but has voiced several times he can never break silence.
Why I think The Ghost could also be Vasic:
Both are/were Arrows. Neither has any inclination to destroy the psy or break silence. Both are completely loyal to their race and the Netmind. Both are strong TKs and can teleport. Both can remain undetected. Both show an unusual interest in the non psy races. Both knew Sierra Laurens (Snow) as a child. Both can kill without remorse. Though there has been no mention of Vasic needing to find someone, he does have deeper motivations for what he does, like The Ghost. His reasons may be been voiced-but attributed to The Ghost. Both admit they are beyond redemption.
So those are my top two choices for Nalini’s secretive Ghost. I want to know who you think it is.