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Heart of Obsidian

(Psy-Changeling #12)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  20,429 ratings  ·  1,894 reviews
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Get ready for a major event in the smash-hit New York Times bestselling series—a secret finally revealed, and fans are guaranteed an epic surprise.

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy/Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Througout the incredible 11-book run
ebook, 368 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Berkley
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Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann* you've probably already read it or not by now but I'd say this is one of the less standalone books from the series- Kaleb has been quite a big…moreyou've probably already read it or not by now but I'd say this is one of the less standalone books from the series- Kaleb has been quite a big character since book 2 and we've been getting more and more hints about his story so if you read it first you'd miss that build up. I also don't know how well the world would make sense without the world development that's in the previous books.(less)

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Blacky *Romance Addict*
*spoiler free review*

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After eleven great books, finally we get his story...

And the author did it justice!

I loved every single sentence here, it was just perfect!!!

So, Nalini Singh...

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You are the bestest ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

The romance here was amazing, and those two are meant to be together, their past made me cry :((

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The ending was amazing, although I am now VERY excited for the next books, I wonder how it's all going to be in the Psy/Changeling universe :))))

Just one message to the author, although

5 stars read for me

What would you do if you were loved by most dangerous man in existence....?

I'll be honest with you- although, romance in all previous books in series was lovely, I was driven by story in the background. Story about Silence, rebellion, upcoming civil war. If you are like me, let me tell you upfront, Heart of Obsidian is that book; it's the book where all the questions are answered. Isn't it ironic that at the same time I find this novel to be the most romantic in series...?
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I loved Heart of obsidian. My God but I loved Kaleb and Sahara. As individuals and as a couple they were just freakin awesome. Their love was beautiful and touching. And can I just say I wish Nalini Singh would have had Enrique Santano die a worst death then what he got. He needed to suffer more lots more!! Not only did Kaleb and Sahara's love get me in the feels but the plot was kicking ass too. I got my answer about the Ghost.... I was so right that is all I'm gonna say so there is no spoilers ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
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The 12th novel in Nalini Singh’s brilliant Psy/Changeling Series, set in the complex, dark and fantastic world that she has created. And the first book that features two Psy characters as a couple. Darkness & Light..
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A beautiful, intense, dark and emotionally filled love story, of two broken people meant to be together since they first met as children. Of how powerful love can be between two souls, despite the pain, the cruelty, the torture both endured nothing will keep them apart.
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Full review posted 10/17/13


WOW! I'm in a state of nirvana after finishing this story! It was exceptional! *CRIES* I'm now all caught up and have to wait almost a year for the next book in this series to be released.

I will keep this review short and to the point, as I'm worried that something I say could inadvertently give away a spoiler to potential readers that could ruin the reading experience for them. (That happened


This, THIS!!, was THE BOOK I was most anticipating this year! And now that I've finally read it, savoured it, all I have to say is... WOW.

Just WOW!!!

I am totally blown away.

Nalini Singh delivers a haunting story that is heart-rending, exhilarating and so damn beautiful that epic doesn't even begin to cover what this contributes to the amazing 'Psy-Changeling' series.

The impossible story of Kaleb and Sahara is one that will stay with me and I have many
Sophia Triad
Kaleb Krychek and Sahara Nightstar.

Me: *finds the most psychotic, handsome and evil asshole in the series.*
Me: “you are my new book boyfriend and I will love you until the ends of the earth.”

Source: Facebook, Author: Unknown

Kaleb Krychek is psychotic, handsome and evil. And this book did everything to emphasise this fact:

Either she had never before met him and she was going mad, or their previous meeting had been so horrific, her mind protected her from it even now . . . kept her
Lady Lioness
It had been over 365 days since I read a new full-length Psy-Changeling novel and I did my best to refrain from impatient whining. As a reward for my uncharacteristic, albeit reluctant, acceptance of delayed gratification, the Book Gods saw fit to grant me a boon. Enough about me, though, as I know you want to know about the book, so let's move on to the pretty-much-spoiler-free-because-it's-all-my-reactions review.

Heart of Obsidian reminds me of those long, quiet, hours that mark off time
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

That's all that could come to mind as I read this. I have read every book in this series and have appreciated some more than others - the "others" I didn't love as much being those that didn't focus on a changeling as at least one of the main two characters. I'm not sure why, but I always found the chapters that focused on the Psy Council and related issues to be somewhat boring in comparison to the excitement and earthiness of the changeling world and characters? I'm not sure. Needless to
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First time read: March 28th 2015
Second re-read: December 25th 2016


This book is one of my all time favourites!!! I love Kaleb, I love Sahara and I freaking love everything about their story!!! It's such an amazing journey these two go through. Not all is pretty but therefore so much worth it at the end. I really like the plot, it's not like the previous books. We basically get the story of just Sahara and Kaleb, without the unnecessary side stories of other
Geri Reads
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are so many wonderful reviews for this book already. I don't have anything more to add except this: Nalini Singh not only provided readers with a rich and fascinating world of Psy-Changeling, she also gave readers a solid romantic pair to root for with Kaleb and Sahara.

Fave quotes:

"I will fight for you, today, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come."

"Then, as stars glittered overhead and the world spun another hour closer to what might be a catastrophic global war, Sahara kissed her
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4.25 ***

A buddy read with my girls @ BB&B!!!

He is the Superman of the Psy and she is the strong but broken girl who has loved him for a very long time.... He is the most powerful weapon in the Net, she is the only one who could rain him in. He had been looking for her for a long time, ever since she had been stolen from him and hidden from the Net and society. Now he has her back and nothing and no one will ever take her away from him again... Or the world would be in trouble!

Book 12 in
Georgia ♥

5 The Price Of Silence Stars

"We stand at a crossroads. The decisions we make will either save us, or end us."


The time has come for the Psy to make a stand. The Silence that they inflicted upon themselves, to leash their minds has crippled them. They will have to break these restraints, face the vastness of their powers and abilities and step into a world that will keep moving without them.

Silence though, is double edged sword and while muting their souls it is also

5 EPIC stars <3

"He was the monster that stalked nightmare, and they both knew that."

Ruthless killer. Cold-blooded. Without mercy .. Without conscience. He was a monster. Damaged. Powerful. Fearful. He had no empathy. His only weakness was HER.

Sahara Kyriakus

"An unsheathed blade."
What he had become the day she vanished."

For the last seven years, Kaleb was looking for the girl who meant everything to him. All his life, he has loved only one person and that's Sahara. Their bond was so
I don't want to give any spoilers but I loved this! Nalini Singh hit this one out of the park, it was amazing!

The hero in this book was portrayed so well, we find out his motivations and backstory. I loved his connection to the heroine and how wonderfully they treated each other. I also loved how he was willing to go to any lengths to protect her and make her happy.

So many exciting things happen in this book that will completely change the future world in this series, I can't wait to see what
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR LOVERS!
WOW 5 mind BLOWING stars!

No name spoilers case anyone is still waiting to read this book :)

This left me thinking, how much better can this series get after this? What story can truly top this off? I really didn't expect what I read, it surprised me at how something that was impossible could still be possible. Had me thinking no matter how broken, lost or unrecoverable a person can be, they should never give up in the face of love.

His own hand was big, warm against her cheek as he
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
There has been so much hype surrounding the 12th book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. With the identity of the hero and heroine kept under wraps until the book was released, readers have been on edge with anticipation as speculations reached a whirlwind of activity.

Singh had a major challenge on her hands. The big reveal could either blow readers away with her ingenious plan or it could become a major disappoint. However, had there ever been a doubt to Singh’s talent? A master of
Yes! After not liking the last two jerks male love-interests in these books, I finally got a pay-off for continuing on! WoooHoo! His story was worth the wait.

ok, a bit much, but I did frolic on the inside. Kind of.

In this book we have a psy couple who were close during childhood until she was kidnapped at 16, and tortured for 7 years. He searched for her for all of those years and finally frees her early in the book. But, her memories are gone and she is just a bit screwed up. Imagine that! She
This 12th book in the series is fantastic, Singh's engaging style, richly developed characters and plot mean this book is another gem.

This book is a rich tapestry of intensity, passion, strength and resilience. Finally we get Kaleb Krycheck's story and that of the Psy women, Sahara Nightstar, who saves him and the world from what he could be without her. In previous books we have been shown Kaleb as a powerful, cold, extremely dangerous and ruthless Psy Councilor, what we discover here is that
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
This book was so awesome. It's definitely in my top 3 in the series.

Since I enjoyed this system on my previous review I will use it again to make clear what I like about this book the most!

The couple:
The heroine:
The hero:
The plot:
The limited POVS:
Aden & Vasic:

I won't name the heroes although I'm pretty sure there aren't many people who haven't heard who they are anymore. Still...

The hero

What can I say about the "Obsidian" male? He is definitely in my top ten list of book heroes as
Ren Puspita
4,5 stars

Read my review in Indonesian on my little blog here:

Ren's Little Corner

This book give me so many FEELING.

Firstm, I'm so ashamed to admit that recently I'm so hot headed, so stubborn for delaying to read Heart of Obsidian. WHY? Because I'm so pissed off when reading any spoiler about who The Ghost was and it spoiled my excitement when the book finally come in my hand.

But then, after reading, I keep in my mind that the core of Heart of Obsidian was not who is The Ghost?, because his real identity is no
Aly is so frigging bored
5th read: 15-17 May 2017
This book is solid gold!

4th read: 20th-23rd November 2014
Buddy read with Sarah and Ange
Sahara's B-day charms from Kaleb

PS: I've updated the Pintrest board :D

3rd read: 8th November 2014
This book...


2nd read: 1st-2nd January 2014
Amazing book! Best book to start the year with :)

1st Read: 3rd-4th June 2013
People who don't give this 5* or more, haven't read the same book that I did, seriously.

Brandi Carlile - The Story
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Song reminds me
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
"Don't be afraid of me." Bending his head, he spoke with his lips against hers, the contact igniting a thousand tiny lightning strikes in her blood. "I'd line the streets with bodies before I'd ever hurt you."

11 books!
11 absolutely amazing, un-put-downable books. All leading up to book 12 that will absolutely, positively, blow.your.mind!

First, it's rare that you'll find a series that gets better with each new book. I read a lot of PNR, and I can count the authors that have been able to do that
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR/UF Fans
Beautiful love story!...(NO spoilers)

Avoid 'spoilery' reviews and just read the book! Discovering the answers as you read is a rewarding experience. All you need to know is Friendship, Loyalty, Kindness, and Love save the characters from devastation.

Psy romances don't really excite me (changelings rock my world) and I wasn't too eager for this book, BUT I loved the hero, heroine, setting, conflict, storytelling...EVERYTHING! It also didn't hurt that it contained one of my favorite tropes. (Not
Sammy Loves Books

I'd line the streets with bodies before I'd ever hurt you.



Live your life, Sahara. Live it as big and with as much color as you can stand to bear. Don't let anyone or anything - the family, Silence, the wight of your ability, even my need to keep you close - confine you again.

Love is the greatest form of loyalty, one that places happiness of the beloved over the lover.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 's

Finally, the book we've all been waiting for and the question we hope to get Kaleb Krychek The Ghost? Well, of course, I'm not going to tell you! But...I will tell you a few things.

First off let me just say that Nalini Singh can write like no other. I was blown away by how she wrote Kaleb and Sahara. Granted, she's written a few other good characters...okay, maybe quite a few other good characters, but these two are amazing!

I was a little hesitant about how two Psys would
Jen Davis
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Move over Kiss of Snow. As much as I loved that book, Heart of Obsidian is even better. Easily and completely my new favorite in the Psy-Changeling series. I'm going to try very hard not to spoil the story beyond a basic set-up, but I am going to mention the hero and heroine by name, so beware.

Kaleb Krychek has been this powerful enigma ever since the series began. He is cold and calculating. But there is a fire under that ice that is positively molten. He has led a life shaped by cruelty at the
Lady Heather
Kaleb reminded me so much of Raphael from Ms Singh's GH Series.
Can't wait to read Vasic's story!
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
There has been much build up and secrecy with this book in the months leading up to publication. Who is the hero? Who is the heroine? Is the Ghost involved? I’ve gone back and forth trying to figure out how to review this book and not give away answers to those who are trying to avoid spoilers. But at the same time, it’s hard to review a book when I can’t mention characters by name. So, I’ve decided to put the entire review under a spoiler tag. I don’t give away any major plot points or crazy ...more
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