Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy/Changeling #12
Also in this series: Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, The Magical Christmas Cat, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Slave to Sensation (Psy/Changeling #1), Shield of Winter, Shield of Winter, Visions of Heat, Mine to Possess, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Hostage to Pleasure, Shards of Hope, Shards of Hope, Heart of Obsidian, Caressed By Ice, Branded by Fire, Blaze of Memory, Play of Passion, Allegiance of Honor, Kiss of Snow, Tangle of Need, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope, Allegiance of Honor, Allegiance of Honor, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Wild Embrace, Silver Silence, Silver Silence, Tangle of Need, Ocean Light
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: June 4th 2013
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Step into New York Times bestseller Nalini Singh’s explosive and shockingly passionate Psy-Changeling world… A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred. A woman whose very existence has been erased. A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself. A deadly price that must be paid. The day of reckoning is here. From “the alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) comes the most highly anticipated novel of her career—one that blurs the line between madness and genius, between subjugation and liberation, between the living and the dead.
Psy ex-councilor Kaleb Krychek is a powerful man. He has fought to rise to the top of power and until now has done so with what I believed to be greed and maliciousness. What he was really fighting for was the woman he loves.
Kaleb believes that Silence, which is the protocol that all Psy live by, is rotten at its core and he’s ready to take over on the PsyNet and do away with Silence all together. He has the Pure Psy to worry about though. They say that Silence is the only answer and are creating havoc in the world and causing thousands upon thousands of deaths to prove that they’re right. Unfortunately what they end up doing is proving themselves wrong and showing those in the PsyNet that obviously Silence is damaged.
Kaleb, for the past seven years, has been looking everywhere for the woman that he loves. Kaleb doesn’t look at it as love but Sahara Kyriakus had been the only person who had ever looked at Kaleb as a real person and during their childhood they had become friends and stronger feelings grew from that. Kaleb’s “mentor” the psychotic Santano Enrique was a cruel bastard and had tried to make Kaleb into that same kind of man. Because of Kaleb’s attachment to Sahara, as well as knowledge of Sahara’s power she was taken and hidden from Kaleb for years. He finally found her but was living on the edge as he wasn’t sure what would happen when all of Sahara’s memories that had been locked away came back to her.
Now that Sahara is back in civilization she’s trying to piece things together. Her mind had been moved around like a labyrinth and her memories locked away in a vault. She slowly but surely gets those memories back but knows from almost the first day that Kaleb would never hurt her. She trusts him like no other and eventually helps him in his quest to take down Pure Psy and helps him to see that the PsyNet can be saved rather than destroyed.
Let me tell you that that summary is nowhere near the extent of the story. This book had such a multiple of events happening with memories being uncovered and things happening in present time. Almost every page was a revelation and I loved it.
Kaleb, for me, has always been a cold, heartless bastard – and don’t get me wrong, he could still be and was in this book – but seeing what he’d lived through and watching the relationship with Sahara grown I saw him in a whole new light. He has warmth and the capacity to love and even wanted to – he wasn’t fighting it and I loved that.
Saraha is a woman who even as a child broke Silence. I’m not sure how she hid it for so long before she was taken but she never embraced it. She had a joy for life that was pure and that was what brought her and Kaleb together in the first place. She was an amazing woman and I adored her strength and determination.
I can’t possibly tell you everything about the book as part of the wonder of it is getting to turn the next page to see what happens next. I can’t possibly tell you all of my feelings for the book either as this would go on and on. Suffice it to say I thought this was an excellent book and I highly recommend it. Even if you’ve never liked Kaleb in the past – like me – go for it, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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