Review: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

Review: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini SinghHeart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

Series: #12 Psy-Changling
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley on June 4, 2013
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

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.

The Delight

This is the book that is probably the biggest and baddest of the series so far.  It’s the game changer and the largest twist on all twists there is. And there are just not enough superlatives in the English language to give it its due.

Review

It’s not just me who thinks this book was the point of epic-ness.  Even the publisher shies away from a detailed blurb so as to drop no spoilers.  And me?  I really do want other readers to experience this one in all its glory with no hints.  This review will be so vague as a result that I’ll probably leave you scratching your head in confusion.  Thank you to all you fantastic folks in my reader gal realm who managed to review this book without spoiling it for the latecomers.

Heart of Obsidian is book twelve of a series.  This one is the culmination of a few huge series arcs in fact so definitely needs to be read in order for full appreciation.

Sooo… we have a character that has been with the series since the beginning.  A character who has been ambiguous at best because he has a serious agenda and the ruthlessness to go after it.  I had my suspicions about a lot of things in regard to this character and got a smug feeling of satisfaction that I guessed right.  That said, it was still all kinds of intense and intriguing because this gave great attention to character and relationship development.  And offered up a new character that made this a romance for the ages.

Beyond, the character and romance, the ongoing war with Pure Psy has escalated and the world trembles under the onslaught.  Though this story focuses largely in the psy world, the allies do come together and fight the war.  And oh yeah, some real nasties get their comeuppance.

And yes, that’s about all I’m going to say.  Just know that my vagueness is all for you and this book is worth clearing several uninterrupted hours of reading time for.  And, a few threads were left dangling to keep me very interested in what comes next for everyone in the PsyChangling world.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #101 PNR
Literary Pickers #93 Pistol
Mt. TBR #46
Series #13
Read All the Books #44
Bad Boys #14

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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.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • kindlemom1

    This is one of those authors that I keep telling myself I will try some day and have yet to get around to it. Maybe some day. Either way though, I’m so glad you are still loving this series 12 books in!

    • I do the same thing with so many series out there. Its a good one, but it will be worth it when you get the chance. 🙂

  • I have my next book in this series and hope to read it this week! Glad you are still loving them,.

    • Yes, I am definitely loving these. I’m getting closer to caught up and then I’ll have to do the waiting thing. 🙂

      Look forward to seeing what you think of the next one, Kimberly.

  • I really need to read this series. I really don’t know why I haven’t started yet. I am glad you enjoyed this one so much!

    • Yes, Carole, another series to look forward to. LOL I’ve got so many that I need to start and finish. I figure we’ll have decades of books we can enjoy. 🙂

  • I don’t read this genre but I always love hearing about new books. Great review!

    • I enjoy reading reviews for books I probably won’t pick up just because, too, Cindy. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

  • I’m going to have to give this series another go. I’ve been hit or miss with them but man seeing all the squee over this book really does make me want to venture in again.

    • I confess there are some stories that I love more than others, but this one… definitely hit the love. My favorite was book three until this one and then the next one after this gave it a run for its money. 🙂