Review ~ Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @nalinisingh

Posted May 23, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review ~ Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @nalinisinghHeart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 13 hrs 8 mins
Series: Psy-Changeling #12
Published by Berkley on June 4, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 360
5 Stars
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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.

Can I just tell you I almost squealed out loud when I found out this book was about Kaleb Krychek? Only THE most mysterious character in the whole series?!

It has been hinted at that he is looking for something in the last book or two. Something important. You would assume whatever it was would have something to do with him taking over the PsyNet. Also, there have been little flashes here and there of Kaleb doing things totally out of the ordinary. Look at how he helped Max in his book. That was just so UN-Kaleb like. It makes you wonder if there is a chink in Krychek’s armor.

This is so hard to write without giving away big, big spoilers. Let that be a warning in case I slip up.

When Kaleb finds his coveted prize, we see a side to him that totally confused me. He was still mostly the heavy-handed, mastermind, but yet he had this connection with Sahara that he couldn’t let go of. Was Kaleb still purely silent?

There were so many surprises in this book, it would be impossible to write too much without spoiling. Kaleb is SO not the person we have seen him to be. His motives could definitely be questioned in a lot of the book, but we find out things that he’s done previous to this and it really rocked me. I never, ever would have guessed the parts he’s been playing all along.

I can’t forget Sahara. She has finally been released from the hell she’s been in. She is lost in her head, and Kaleb is hoping that by the time she remembers all, she will not hate him. The whole story between the two of them gets drawn out as Sahara starts to remember and it killed me. I needed to know what Kaleb did, but yet still have such a special attachment to her. Sahara fights, and embeds herself into Kaleb’s life as she works on her mind. She sees that Kaleb will do absolutely anything for her. How is that going to affect the Kaleb we know?

There was so many intricate details going on both in the relationship between Kaleb and Sahara, as well as the political maneuvers of the PsyNet. It was so exciting and I couldn’t stop listening for fear I would miss some crucial bit that would explain why certain parts were happening.

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Audiobook Challenge