Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7)

Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7)

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by Nalini Singh
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian, who creates a “breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal”*...
A woman without a past becomes the pawn of a man who controls her future…
Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian, who creates a “breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal”*...
A woman without a past becomes the pawn of a 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 yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon.
Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. 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…
“I wished I lived in the world Singh has created.”—*New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

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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 Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Series:
Psy-Changeling Series, #7
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
263,844
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. For contact details and to find out more about the Psy-Changeling series, please visit her website.

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Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 147 reviews.
bel_78 More than 1 year ago
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...
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
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!
Avid-Reader21 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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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WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
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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ramore More than 1 year ago
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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Wakes up.
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Walkd in a finds a bunk and plopps down
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*changes into swimming suit*
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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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This cabin is for Athenas childten.
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Where the aprenteces train
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ReenaJacobs More than 1 year ago
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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