Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7)

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Dev Santos finds a woman with amnesia—and all she can remember is that she's dangerous. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to kill, Katya's only hope is Dev. But he could very well be her next target.
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Overview

Dev Santos finds a woman with amnesia—and all she can remember is that she's dangerous. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to kill, Katya's only hope is Dev. But he could very well be her next target.
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"When it comes to delivering stories that grab you by the throat and don't let go, Singh is in a class by herself!" —-Romantic Times
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  • ISBN-13: 9780425231111
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 173,532
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels, including the Psy/Changeling series and the Guild Hunter series.

Angela Dawe's work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Among Angela's recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

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  • Posted November 4, 2009

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    Well-worth waiting!!

    Are you already a fan of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series, like me? If your answer is "yes", I´m sure that you have been eagerly waiting for "Blaze of Memory", book 7 in the series.

    To avoid the suspense, let me tell you first that this book is well-worth the waiting period. As the other books that come before it, this is a well-written paranormal romance novel that combines action and interesting characters, fitting seamlessly with the rest of the series, and the original world that Nalini created. In this case, the main character is Dev Santos, the Director of the Shine Foundation and a man whose main task is to protect the gifted children that some in the Psy Council seek to destroy. But what will he do when this need to protect clashes with his attraction to Katya, an amnesic Psy woman that might well be a covert assassin sent to kill him and his people?

    If you don`t have the faintest idea what that very fast summary was about, you are new to the series. If that is the case, don`t worry, you can always catch up, but I suggest you to begin by reading the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, "Slave to sensation". I suppose you could read "Blaze of memory" as a standalone, but by doing so you won`t be able to appreciate the textured world Nalini Singh created, or understand so well dynamics that are explained in the part of the story arch covered in previous books.

    On the whole, "Blaze of memory" is a great book in an excellent series that deserves to be read in order, so that you can fully understand and enjoy it. Highly recommended...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Its Getting Better!

    This is one of my favorite books in the series. The story between Dev and Katya is endearing. There is a little history lesson shared of the psy going silent. The details are all here. And, as usual, there were parts that made my heart beat faster! This one is not to be missed. Damn the council!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

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    I love Nalini Singh's writing. I am enthralled with this series. I, though, tried to love this book. It was tough. I was not successful. I found it formulistic and very strange in a negative way. It is the first book in this series that I did not enjoy and have in fact not reread. The story line was so hard to believe. I know that sounds strange but the author has set up her own world in this series and there are rules to this world. The plot was not enthralling and I think I have come to expect excellence from the author and it was not found in this book. I know authors can have books that are not so stellar and I feel this is one. I find this book unnecessary and easily skippable. I will buy her next in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    The latest Psy-Changeling urban fantasy moves the overarching theme forward,

    Steely Shine Foundation chief Dev Santos is absolutely certain the waif he has found outside his door is a trap set up by his enemy the Psy. Still Dev cannot kill her even though he knows he should or even ignore the battered female.

    She suffers from starvation and total memory loss. Her mind is deteriorating without access to the Net Mind although she receives enough feedback to barely hold onto her tenuous grip of reality; the Silence being unbearable. Katya as she is called and Dev know she is probably a deadly weapon programmed to kill by Ming and the Council with him and his organization who protect the Forgotten as her probable target(s).

    The latest Psy-Changeling urban fantasy not only moves the overarching theme forward, but Nalini Singh provides insight into the Silence. The story line is fast-paced as Dev cannot figure out why he feels protective of what is obviously a conditioned killer who's most likely coming for him. Fans will appreciate this super entry as love and determination battle against devastating preconditioning brainwashing that literally washed the heroine's brain clean and replaced her past with a future imperative (think of The Manchurian Candidate) in a great entry.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Ekaterina (Katya) Haas has no true memory of her past except spi

    Ekaterina (Katya) Haas has no true memory of her past except spiderweb links buried deep within her psyche thanks to Councilor Ming LeBron. She doesn't know how she ended up on Devraj (Dev) Santos front lawn or even her purpose. Dev is the director of The Shine Foundation can't afford to be taken in by Katya's ways. The Psy Council is learning that PsyNet isn't function like it used to be with more occurrences of dead space creeping thru. Ming won't allow Arrows out of his control yet doesn't know he's actually losing control over them. As Katya's memories slowly return with hidden truths and still feeling the prison with which her mind is trapped in. Will Dev let his attraction get in the way of The Shine Foundation goals? Will Katya admit she enjoys emotional response she gets from Dev? Will Psy Council lose control of PsyNet? Your answers await you in Blaze of Memory.




    I'm enjoying this series more and more as it progresses. I'll admit to being curious about Dev Santos and The Shine Foundation. Ekaterina believed to be dead coming back basically as ghost of her previous self. I truly appreciated the insights to splinter group~The Forgotten that rejected Silence as whole. Learning more of their origin gives a better picture of how much damage Silence has done in the future generations. I can't wait to dive into the next book.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway promoting the release of

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway promoting the release of the newest book in the Psi-Changeling series. I haven't read any of the books in the series, so this was my introduction.

    I liked it! Ms. Singh describes an interesting world in the near future. A large percentage of people with psychic abilities are dealing with their own problems that threaten the stability and even existence of the Psy. They have split into two conflicting populations. There are those who deal with the problems by embracing an emotionless Silence. And there are the Forgotten - those who refuse to retreat into that coldness.

    In Blaze of Memory, Katya has been pulled from the Silence and thrown to the Forgotten, likely as a spy. But her memories have been taken from her and she does not know why she is there. Dev, a leader of the Forgotten, is determined to keep her from harming his people. Somehow, keeping his people safe turns into protecting Katya from the evil that tortured her. Katya's exposure to emotion has a profound effect on her and she is driven to discover certain truths that will most certainly affect all Psy on both sides.

    Throughout the story, I really liked the the entries that describe the beginnings of the Forgotten. Both Dev and Katya are strong, imperfect, interesting characters that had my eyes getting a little watery near the end of the book. Other secondary characters were obvious players in previous books in the series. There were some elements of the Psy world that were not well explained though I'm confident followers of the series would have no problem keeping up.

    I can easily recommend this book to anyone who has read other books in the series. If you haven't and the Psy-Changeling series sounds interesting, I'd say start at the beginning. Reading book #8 first was okay, but it is a little like starting to watch a TV drama starting in the middle of the season. You catch up, but it might take a few episodes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Lizita

    Wakes up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Gwen

    Walkd in a finds a bunk and plopps down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Selene

    *changes into swimming suit*

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

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    So when I first read the synopsis of this book I was a little sa

    So when I first read the synopsis of this book I was a little sad because I like my changeling packs. I was floored while reading this. I think Dev is my #2 favorite male of the series so far! This book pulled at so many emotions that you don't get in the previous books. I was gripped right up until the very end. I love where Nalini is going with this series. Even though in some series, you hit book 6 and your just like..alright that's enough time to end, but Nalini is a genius at keeping this series intense! I love it. Don't be fooled or discouraged by the change of characters, this book is awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Jack

    Seeing he was in the way of two short tempered girls he said" I just wanted to se what you were doing Avril.. well bye" he half runs half walks away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Avril

    Why am being impostered and kissing a guy whom I dont even know?" She crosses her arms and Adam runs in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Cabin #7 Athena

    This cabin is for Athenas childten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Training hallow

    Where the aprenteces train

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Stockholm Syndrome Written All Over It

    Expect review 5/31/2010 on my blog http://www.reenajacobs.com/blog

    Nalini Singh uses several POVs to tell the story. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I say this because she shows two sides of the story. In order to do that, it’s necessary to show the various POVs (in my layman opinion, that is). There’s the Hero/Heroine side of the story (Dev and Katya’s POV). Then there’s the Council members side of the story (too many to name). I’m actually okay with this. All those POVs drive the story forward.

    It’s the Stray POV which gets me. For instance, at one point we skipped into Judd’s POV. I love you Ms. Singh, I really do. But I have to say, the switch to Judd’s POV wasn’t even smooth. I wasn’t even sure who’s POV we were in at first. It happened several times in the story with Stray POVs, each scene starting with: Even as main characters did important things, not so important characters took over the show. Gives me the “meanwhile back at the ranch” type feel.

    When I first picked up this book, I expected the typical Psi/Changeling scene—cold Psi meets hot blooded changeling. Boy was I surprised. Katya, the Psi, was full of vibrant emotions. One would never know she’d been silenced. Dev was also a Psi…kinda. He was member of the Forgotten race, psi who broke away from the main group before silence and intermingled with other species. Though not pure, he was able to turn his emotions on and off at will. I have to say, the freshness of the story kept me reading.

    I did have a difficult time investing into Dev/Katya relationship though. It had Stockholm syndrome written all over it. Not my thing, but to each their own. Ms. Singh relied on lack of trust much of the novel to build tension. The relationship was on and off at the drop of a hat. After awhile, it got rather old in my opinion.

    Not until the end of the book did Ms. Singh add a twist which put everything on the line. I always love the ticking time bomb! The idea that the hero and heroine won’t get their HEA totally excites me. Am I bad? Even though every romance has a HEA, I spend a lot of time rooting for the villains. When it seemed like all hope was lost for Dev and Katya, I couldn’t put down the book!

    Alas, I got to the ending. It surprised me. Not because it was outstanding, but because it was so simple—contrived even. I’d hope for more. Oh well.

    My overall opinion is this wasn’t Nalini Singh’s best Psi/Changeling book. In fact, I liked it the least. Still, the plot continues to thicken between the Psi counsel and the rest of the world. I’m looking forward to learning how everything works out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Good but one of my least favorite thus far in the series. I've

    Good but one of my least favorite thus far in the series. I've gotten lost in the other stories from the start and often couldn't put them down but this one took me days to get into. Once it got going, I enjoyed the story but never felt it as much as I did with many of the others. I don't know why - maybe because neither character was changeling and thus wasn't as passionate from the beginning or maybe because both characters were essentially unknown. At least in most of the other stories, we've started to learn a little bit about each of the other characters in the book or books prior to it. We met Dev and Katya both briefly in Shaya's story but maybe not enough. I do have to admit that I was to tears toward the end of the book and couldn't help but smile as we learned more about Noor and Keenan so I did make a connection to the book but I would have enjoyed feeling more for the characters from the beginning.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Not Quite as Excellent as the Others

    First I must say that I love, love, love Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling Series. I rate each book that I read Excellent, Good, Ok or Bad. #1 through #6 in the series all received an Excellent. This book received a Good. Don't get me wrong the story line was good and her writing style is just as sassy. The difference was in the main characters, Devraj Santos a descendant from the Forgotten has a metal Gift, Director of Shine reads delicious and Ekatrina aka Katya was dumped on his doorsteps is battling with her broken Psy mind issues. I guess I prefer the dynamics of a Changeling main character paired off with a human or Psy. There is just something about Ms. Singh's DarkRiver Leopards and Snow-Dancer Wolf Changelings that keeps the pages turning and you yearning for more. Of course I'm going to finish reading this series and already have four books of her Guild Hunter series.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

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    Good but not the best in this series

    This was decent, but not my favorite. The love story was nice, and I did tear up at parts, but the rest of the plot wasn't as complex or interesting as I've come to expect from this series. And while it was nice see more of the Forgotten, I definitely missed the Changelings. I didn't mind Devraj's possessiveness and what-not, but given that their not Changelings I found it a little much when other Forgotten would say "she belongs to you" or "she is yours" and stuff like that. I allow my shape-shifters much more leeway when it comes to silly statements of ownership.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

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    Another great book.

    It first I didnt want to read this one. I didnt think it would be part of this series. Branded was my fave so far but this one blew my mind. Dont skip it cuz is doesnt involve a cat or wolf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2010

    Boring, disappointing, BUT DON'T SKIP IT!

    I adore this series, but sadly couldn't connect with the love story. But don't skip it because it sets up things for the continuation of the story.

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