The seventh book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series is a strange one for me –
Blaze of Memory
Let me move onto the review for Blaze, so that I explain what I mean….
Blaze of Memory drives us through the construction of the Forgotten. We initially met them in Mine to Possess and they seem to play an important role so far.
Mostly, we deal with their leader, Dev Santos, who tries to keep his people away from the clutches of the Psy.
He has to deal with a broken woman, who is willing to die at any given moment should she prove to be a threat. We met Katya Haas a few books back and we thought she was dead. Surprise!
On one hand, it is very nice to explore the possibilities of what would happen, should the Psy ever start mingling their genes with humans.
On the other: there is a talk about the Forgotten accepting Silence. Unfortunately, this talk finds an unlikely ally.
This is one of the things that allienated me from the book. It struck me as odd, that people who obviously wanted to feel, would consider Silence for them and those around them.
I like how the plot moved another step forward, but towards the end, at that point with the “tandem gift”, it seemed a bit god-sent.
I still haven’t understood how that thing happened and how those two knew how to even instinctively reach out and work their magic.
Someone please tell me you’ve read it! I want to talk about that part with you!
All in all, it is a very good book. I tried the audio, but I just couldn’t get into it. Weird, if you think I’ve already listened to previous titles.
It’s even weirder, considering this was one of my favourites, but now it’s position is being threatened by the others in the series.
“Dev called Katya on the comm panel as soon as he was able. “How are you?”
“Fine.” Her lips curved. “Connor brought me a smoothie -he said you threatened to cut his legs off at the knees if he forgot.”
Title: Blaze of Memory
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #7
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5), Branded by Fire
Genre: 18+ Read, Paranormal, Psychics, Romantic Elements
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Published by: Berkley, Tantor Audio
Published on: 3 November, 2009
Audio Length: 11 Hours: 26 minutes
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A woman without a past becomes the pawn of the man who controls her future...
Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she's dangerous. Charged with protecting his people's most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It's a task he's never hesitated to complete...until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might prove to be the enemy's most insidious weapon yet.
Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die...
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