Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7)

Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7)

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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425231111
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #7
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 198,115
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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"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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Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 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
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant to start this book because there are no changelings in it and I really thought I was going to miss them. Yeah, nope, Dev definitely makes up for the lack of changelings in this story. He is actually just as protective as a changeling (which is on of my favorite changeling qualities) and incredibly intense, so I was more than happy to follow along with him.The woman he falls for, Katya, is a Psy, but she shows more emotion than any Psy I have ever seen, which was another bonus. No Silence to have her work through and try to disable. The reason she is free of Silence is actually heartbreaking and something I am not going to go into because I think you need to read it for yourself. I was always afraid that these books were going to hit a routine with the Psy stories, but Nalini keeps coming up with ingenuous ways to have these characters develop so I am never bored.A little heads up though, this book is going to make you cry. I am not usually a crier but this book really yanked at my heart strings, I couldn¿t help it. I even knew certain events were coming and I still cried. I think I was just trying to deny the inevitable, but it always seems to catch up with you doesn¿t it? Okay enough about that, you are going to have to read the book yourself to see if it plays on your emotions too.Blaze of Memory is a fantastic addition to the psy/changeling world. Even though changelings are the not main focus of this story we still get little snippets of their world, which was enough to keep me happy. So go check out this series if you haven¿t already I am sure you will love it just as much as me.
BeguileThySorrow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
meh...Dev wasn't all too exciting for me as a leading man. I found him too agressive and violent to like him.
Catherine331 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blaze of Memory is the 7th book in the Psy/Changeling Series. It's a great series, but if you haven't read any of the previous ones I don't recomend that you start with this one. Unfortunately you will be lost and will probably not enjoy it as much as you would have with more background information.For some reason I couldn't connect to this story the way I could to the other books in the series. I felt it had some really interesting points, but on the whole it wasn't what I was hoping for.I really enjoyed learning more about the Forgotten Psy and Shine. I was intrigued by the differences between their Net and the PsyNet. I can't wait to learn more about them. I also liked seeing the small hints that Nikita Duncan might feel more of a connection to Sascha than we thought. I appreciated the author showing us prior characters in the series without letting them take over the story too much. Although I do have to say that I think Sascha has way too much page time throughout the series.The relationship between Dev and Katya didn't engage me the way that all the others did. I think it was because it felt so unequal with Katya being so needy. I know she had her mind messed with and wasn't in the best position to come out of her situation on top, but it felt like she leaned on Dev for everything and let him take control. I do have to say that she did try do things her way once, but because Dev stepped in and stopped her without any difficulty at all just made her seem even more helpless.Dev was also a much different character than I thought he would be. He was way controlling and possessive. He reminded me of the Changelings with their animal instinct but he even took it beyond the point that any of them have. Maybe it's because he was Psy that these things struck me as so off...I think the author did a good job of keeping the uncertainty going of whether Katya would live or die. I have to be honest and admit that at the end I really couldn't see how Katya could be fixed so she and Dev could have a happy ending. It was a bit convenient how it was solved, but I don't think it would have worked out any other way.Even though it wasn't my favorite I would recomend it to anyone following the series. We learn a lot of interesting things and the journal entries/letters to her son are great.
LadyIsis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed getting to know Dev Santos while reading this story. I liked him in Mine to Possess because he so was caring about the people that he was trying to take care of, also because he cared about Talin. I am not sure what the impact to the overall story of Dev and Katya finding the base in Sunshine, Alaska but there is something definitely going on that will probably make the life of the Psy very difficult. I really like the developing and on going story that is in the background of each book and that we get to see so many of the characters from previous books. I have to wonder what Ms. Singh has planned and how many more books she has planned before things change. I like this series and recommend it to all of those that like a suspense story within a suspense story.
xorscape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book in this series by a skilled author. I suggest starting at the beginning of the series. This seventh installment references quite a few previous characters and situations. That is why I only gave the book four stars.In this series there are three types of people, the Psy, changelings, and humans. This book deals with the Forgotten, Psy who left the control of the Psy council and Net, and subsequently intermarried and mutated. The head of the Forgotten, Dev Santos, finds a Psy, Katya Haas, dumped on his doorstep. She has been mercilessly tortured because she was helping Forgotten children who were being experimented on. She has been programmed to try to kill Dev. He knows this, feels protective and their relationship develops. The story also includes a progression of the larger story being told in the series. I recommend the series and can't wait for the next book!
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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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