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Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling #7)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  12,585 ratings  ·  777 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 373 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Gollancz (first published November 3rd 2009)
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******** 4 1/2 stars ***********

Blaze of Memory tells the story of Devraj Santos, the director of Shine, and Katya, a damaged Psy with amnesia. Ekaterina, aka Katya, is dropped off at the headquarters of Shine unconscious, starved and abused. She doesn't remember who she is or what happened to her except in nightmares she can't remember upon waking. Dev knows she is probably a Trojan horse sent by the Psy to infiltrate Shine, which is the front of the Forgotten who are the descendents of the Psy
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Blaze of Memory was one of those books that exceeded my expectations significantly, although I know by now what a great author Nalini Singh is. I thought that Dev wouldn't be a very interesting hero (don't ask me why)--but I ended up loving him! He is my kind of hero: ruthless, dangerous, intensely masculine, possessive, powerful...I'll stop now. And, even better, he was capable of tenderness with wounded and fragile Katya. I liked how Nalini Singh showed the dilemma that Dev faced. He has taken ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
This was a good story, although not that much connected to the rest of the series.

Katya was abducted and tortured by the most vicious member of the Council, than left on the doorstep of Dev Santos, the director of Shine. What they both don't know is that she is psycologically programmed to kill Dev, and then commit suicide.

Other than that, there was not a lot of story in this book, mostly them talking, or Katya trying to escape, or them having sex XD It would have 3 stars from me, if not for th
◊♦ Naomi

Once again, Nalini Singh blew me away. I was very reluctant to read this book, it seemed so different than the others and I didn't think I would love the hero, Dev. There are no changelings in Blaze of Memory, the H/h are both Psy (on some level) and that also scared me. I'm used to the Psy/Changeling relationship and with this book, I had none of that. But, I was pleasantly surprised because I loved it. Yes, it was different than the others but it was still awesome.

Dev was such a great hero, I
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Lisa Kay
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For those of you who know me, you realize I’m a big sucker for amnesia storylines. As I am a nurse, I realize how implausible they are; nevertheless, I still love to roll my eyes and laugh over them. However, this one is a bit different because Ms. Singh has set it in the fantastic futuristic world of her Psy-changeling series.

The amnesia is no laughing matter; Ekaterina – or Katya – was presumed dead in the Nebraska lab explosion ordered by
First of all, let me say how much I love this series, 'cause seriously, I adore it.

Blaze of memory tells the story of Dev, the enigmatic director of Shine Foundation, the group that protects the forgotten Psy, and Katya, the former assistant of Ashaya (Hostage to Pleasure) who was captured by a member of the council and tortured nearly to death, and might or not, be the ultimate weapon of the Silent Psy against the Forgotten, even she can’t remember what kind of damage did they programmed her to
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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There are not enough words to express how much I enjoyed this book. I loved everything about this one. I must say that Nalini Singh is a master in paranormal romance. Every book she writes is outstanding. Her writing skills are over the top. And this world she has created keeps surprising me more with each book.

In this book we get another point of view over the psy's world, the develop of the forgotten's story. I must admit that I though I would not be thrilled with this book because I heard tha
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AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Word count: about 99 500
Rating: Too much, too soon, and for no good reason.

I really didn’t feel like writing this review because I wasn’t sure what felt wrong with the story. Why am I unhappy? But now I know so here it comes. Dev is a human. Ekaterina is a Psy Do you see any changeling here? No. So ‘mating’ magnetism doesn’t apply. Therefore their whole relationship seems kind of fishy.

Dev, the ruthless cavemen, suddenly falls for potential enemy, hurt little brave bird (please, hit me with
♡♥Ang ♥♡
Where do i start??
To be honest i was at the start not liking this one, but as i kept with it i was falling hard for Dev, and was enjoying the book.. and Katya she was just so cute!! i really liked her a lot.
I hate Ming i really hope he dies!!
To be honest i really dont like any one on the council apart from Faith dad!!
This had me laughing at some stages, i was made a lot with Dev but what put me over was the Last 4 chapter Shit, i was crying so much,I love that emotional ride it is awesome!!!
Tina ♥ Bookaholic

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Eigentlich habe ich mir von dem Buch nicht so viel erwartet, weil ich wusste, dass es dieses Mal nicht über einen Gestaltwandler handelt, sondern über quasi fast zwei Mediale. Dennoch hat Singh es geschafft, mich doch positiv zu überraschen mit einem sehr sturen, kalten, direkten, kontrollsüchtigen männlichen Charakter, der aber genauso zerbrochen ist und noch immer das Herz am rechten Fleck hat. Seine Gegenspielerin ist eine noch z
“Will the PsyNet one day turn dark, our minds cold, isolated stars?
I don’t know. And it terrifies me.”

In this book we have the first couple without Changelings. The heroes are Devraj Santos, leader of the Forgotten, introduced in Mine to Possess and Katya (Ekaterina), Ashaya’s ex assistant.

The Forgotten are the descendants of the Psys who defected from the PsyNet when Silence Protocol was implemented. Over the last century they continued to mingle with Humans and Changelings and their powers e
I couldn't resist, I had to continue with my Psy-Changling journey. I love Dev from when I had met him before and I continued to love him in this story. This one was a bit more emotional to me then some of the others. Because we really got to feel his and Kataya's romance and saw them fall in love. What happened in the end was that much more emotional. I just get so wrapped up in Nalini's world, I just want to keep reading until I have read them all. What is even more intriguing who is up for a ...more

Since the very first time I read this Tyler Hoechlin was my Dev. He is not a perfect match by any means but it's who he is in my head. The biggest problem I had this read was that it's the first time I've read this since my Sterek addiction started. It's terrible but I really missed Stiles. I may have a problem.


2nd reads - 9 March to 11 March 2013
3rd read - 30 April to 2 May 2014
4th read - 8 April to 11 April 2015

For some reason, the character of Dev interested me from his first appearance, but I wasn't quite sure how good a "Psy-Changeling" book could be without the hero being either one of the two, Psy or Changeling. And while I do love my Changeling males, Dev holds his own in the Alpha department, shifter or not.

Soldier Devraj Santos is the director of the Shine Foundation, a front organization that finds and helps children of the forgotten. When the Psy implemented the cold and emotionless Silence,
Beanbag Love
I'm giving it four stars, but I'm rounding it up from about 3.6, I think.

I was very intrigued that this story was going to be about Dev Santos, the director of Shine (the organization that protects the Forgotten) and the presumed dead scientist who used to work with Ashaya, Ekaterina.

It started out fine, she's been tortured nearly to death, both psychically and physically and left on Dev's doorstep. He obviously suspects a trap or Trojan horse, but he's a softy for injured women, so he brings h
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I was so prepared to like this book, I have loved all the other books in the series and they have all gotten 5 stars, so when I was told that this wasn't as good as the others and I might not like it, I shrugged it off and dived in anyways. Sadly, they were right. Although it wasn't really bad it also wasn't as good as the other books.

This book is about Devraj Santos, the Director of Shine, the charity/corporation that hides all the Forgotten, the Psy that defected when Silence was first introdu
This was not the most exciting book in this series for me so far. In fact there were sections of it I was just “wading” through until I got to a more enjoyable part. I am not saying i didn’t enjoy this one, just not nearly as others in this series.

Dev is the head of Shine. Shine is the foundation setup to take care of the Forgotten, the descendants of the original Psy who left the PsyNet. Katya is a Psy, who is left on Dev’s doorstep, unconscious, obviously beaten and tortured she awakens with n
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
ok, so I bawled like a baby at the end of this book...
In Singh's futuristic world, people have evolved into beings with special talents. The changelings are shifters and the Psy are a race of people with enhanced abilities.

Blaze of Memory delves deeper into the group of people known as The Forgotten- Psys who dropped out of the Silence Protocol long ago when it was first enacted.

Sensing the excising of emotions from the Psy, which The Silence Protocol did to perfection, would lead to ruin- The Forgotten has formed its own culture and leadership an
Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling Series #7) After the slightly iffy sixth installation in this series, we have yet another winner with Dev and Katya's story. I admit at my slight reluctance at reading this one - Dev wasn't on my list of heroes who immediately needed their story told in this series, but I'm more than happy with how things turned out. For him and for Katya.

She might've appeared weak and fragile, but she truly had a wall of steel inside her (maybe that's what drew Dev to her *wink w
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
4.5 Stars

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I'd been on a sort of roll with the Psy-Changeling series, last year, and then heard mixed reviews on this book, so I stopped at this book and it took me a while to pick this one up. I was all prepared to not like this because of the unsatisfactory things I'd heard about this book and the hero, Devraj Santos, but I was pleasantly surprised - I LOVED this!
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 recommend 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 rea
BJ Rose
Dev Santos is the director of Shine, the organization dedicated to protecting the Forgotten. Dev is one of the Forgotten and has an affinity for machines; he can 'read' machines, and since he 'draws' metal when he does so, his friends & family are concerned that he will eventually become too cold, emotionless. Enter Katya, the Psy scientist who was thought to have died in the explosion of the lab where she worked. But when she shows up unconscious and battered on Dev's doorstep, he takes her ...more
Blaze of Memory is seventh book in Nalini Singh’s highly popular Psy-Changelings series. The character highlighted in this story is Devraj Santos who was first introduced in Mine to Possess (book 4). Dev runs the Shine Foundation, a type of shelter for children known as the Forgotten. These children are human but have Psy abilities. Dev is one of these Forgotten. He tries to not let his emotions run away from him and can be very cold and meticulous. If Dev wanted to, he could become a killer, bu ...more
Deea (Andreea)
Oh, come on guys, this wasn't that bad.
I mean yes, the heroine was more on the weaker side, there wasn't the burning passion we got used to from changelings, it felt more like a light urban fantasy book and I might have spaced out somewhere between the 60-85% marks, but other than that, it was still an awesome read! Wary as I was, I actually enjoyed seeing so much into the Psy and the Forgotten worlds! It was all quite intricate and fascinating. And Dev was such a delicious contrast to that wor
The thing about this book is that it's completely useless. It brings nothing to the series, no new developments, plot twists, nothing. Completely useless filler.

But for entertainment value, I guess it's okay. It's no secret how annoyed I was well into the book by both main characters, but somewhere around the middle when Katya finally stood up for herself and Dev started treating her with respect she deserved, things got better. Of course the focus in the middle of the book started to shift fro
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