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Heart of Obsidian: Psy-Changeling, Book 12 | [Nalini Singh]

Heart of Obsidian: Psy-Changeling, Book 12

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. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.
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Publisher's Summary

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. Throughout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini's legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly awaited 12th book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy-Changeling mystery - an answer so surprising we wouldn't dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

©2013 Nalini Singh (P)2013 Tantor

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    Marie TN, United States 12-11-13
    Marie TN, United States 12-11-13 Member Since 2007

    Love to Read!! Everything

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    "Well worth the full price....GREAT!!"
    Would you listen to Heart of Obsidian again? Why?

    Yes...and I have. It ties so much together....and is such a heartbreaking beautiful story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where she finally knows who and what she is and what Kaleb is to her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When you realize he never gave up looking for her.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story...but you need to listen/read the whole series to understand how important this book is.

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    Roselyn New Carrollton, MD, United States 12-04-13
    Roselyn New Carrollton, MD, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "AWESOME READ!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would I ever! This is the first book that I have ever pre-ordered and it was worth it. The story of the Ghost was breath taking learning about his life. Wasn't surprised about his identity I had kind of guessed it in Kiss of Snow. I'm glad to be proven correct.


    What other book might you compare Heart of Obsidian to and why?

    Jace: Shadow Wranglers; Both heroines were strong they were able to survive the abuse and come out intact. The men were stout hearted and did not stop looking for them.


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    Angelika 11-15-13
    Angelika 11-15-13
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    "What a haunting novel"
    What did you love best about Heart of Obsidian?

    The rediscovering of the relationship of the two protagonists. The story makes hope and declares struggling to overcome deep emotional hurts and abuse is rewarding. The sexuality describe develops a tantric quality.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really like the technic of describing one scene from the view points of the two participants. It brings out character and describes motivation. Nalini used this technic once on one scene, so it does not lengthen the story or makes the repeat boring.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rita 07-27-13
    Rita 07-27-13

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "Awesome"

    Hit the mark, again there were times I just wanted to fast forward but it kept me interested.
    I need to re listen to the series.

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    Misty 07-06-13
    Misty 07-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Silence to all who rate this book less than 4!"
    What did you love best about Heart of Obsidian?

    The pace of the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Heroine


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Heart of Obsidian for it was critical to the story


    Any additional comments?

    First time listening to PNR in Audio.

    Silence to anyone rating this book lower than 4 stars for it must be one of the best books published this year! I am smitten and in awe. Loved every minute of it!

    I read a lot and currently was feeling down because I just could not find one I liked a lot. I was starting to think it was me. Nope, because here comes Nalini Singh, a literally genius, who despite all of the popularity of contemporaries, gifted me with an a outstanding PNR series.

    I'm not writing a full review. Just wanted to talk about the pace of this book. It was like a dance: sometimes furiously fast, than slow and seductive. Listening to this audio book was experiencing art in tune. It was beautiful.

    Narrator: Angela Starling
    Multiple POV and complicated characters were well handeled with voice changes. Sometimes other characters did sound like elderly sick but I think it was a challenging book to narrate. Well done.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Longo Paramus, New Jersey USA 06-28-13
    Kathy Longo Paramus, New Jersey USA 06-28-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Angela Dawes rocks!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

    This had to be the best yet. But did anyone else miss hearing Angela say "predatory male changling" a thousand times? When it was said half way through the book I melted thinking about all those predatory male changlings.

    Wow! What twists and turns. This is definitely my favorite yet.


    Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is just amazing with this series. LOVE listening to her voice.Her inflections and voices are amazing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl 06-25-13
    Cheryl 06-25-13
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    "An Amazing Edition to the Series!"

    I loved this book far more than I had expected. How Nalini Singh was able to take a character so unlikeable and untrustworthy and turn him into an amazing hero is a testament to her talent. What I really liked is how she didn’t use the typical angst or games to bring these two together. I knew early on they belonged together and was excited to see it all evolve.

    The heroine was rescued by the hero after years of torture and he painstakingly brought her back to life and sanity. As he did the story of their past was revealed and how it had irrevocably shaped him. While his image of their future and the future of the world at times seems harsh, you quickly learn that his every decision in life was/is determined by his love for her. Her character was equally compelling. Her Psy conditioning was fractured which allowed her to feel things from an early age. This ability allowed her to reach out and touch the lives of those who desperately needed love and care. That gift brought them together in the past and will keep them together in the future. At the beginning I was worried she would be a weak character, but in the end she was the strongest character.

    The rest of the story was fantastic as well. All the characters from the past came together to save lives and save their collective futures. You always knew the changelings had a future due to their love and loyalty, but it was hard to imagine how the Psy future could be a positive one. I think with the changes revealed in this book the Psy future has the potential to be better than it ever had a chance of before. I can’t wait to see where Nalini takes this series. Initially I thought I would stop at this book, but there’s no chance of that happening now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-11-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Great addition, keep em' coming."

    A little slow to start up, but it picks up after a while. This book is about Kaleb Krychek and Sahara from the Nightstar clan, it drove me nuts that it didn't tell in the summary. I missed the changelings in this story. It refers to them but they didn't show up till almost half way through. As usual this book delivers just like the others. This wasn't my favorite in the series but it was far from the worst and a lot of loose ends are cleared up nicely. The Psy-Changling series is an automatic download for me, although I am not a fan of the Angel series. Do not start out with this one if you are a new comer, these books need to be read in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 06-09-13
    Amazon Customer Charlotte, North Carolina, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "She did it again!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heart of Obsidian to be better than the print version?

    If you have the right performer audio is always better than print. I can hear the different nuisances and you can't read that.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the fact that the main characters have a history. I don't want to give too much away, but you would have never thought that 'he' would have a history with anyone. His silence was pristine. But with dogged determination he sought out his prey.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Hawke is always my favorite although he is not featured much in this book. I also like the way she performs Ming, however, the Ming in this book did not the Ming in the past books. The one in the past books is the one I like the best. I think that she nails his calculated personality.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    NOT to be missed!!


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy this series so much I hate when I finish the book. I am impatient for the next release. I know it will most likely be a year before the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 06-05-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this series and this book."

    I know the author has said she has more books planned for this series but this book brought so many things to a close that the next arc will have to be awfully good. This is a great book with a very good ending.

    As always Angela Dawe does an outstanding job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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