Heart of Obsidian

Heart of Obsidian - Nalini Singh Originally posted on Alive or Undead.Rating: 4.5My opinion:*this review won't include any spoiler other than the names of the two main characters, and I will not talk about the Ghost* Since I don't know how to begin because a lot happened in this book, and at the same time half of the book nothing really happened, I'm going to talk about the cover. I mean, look at it. I'd totally tap that ass. And by that ass I mean Kaleb's ass. Except I can't because it is and has always been Sahara's ass. But that doesn't make it a less beautiful and dangerous ass. She does have a nice ass, too. You know what I'm talking about, right? Asses, of course. Now let's move to the book before this review turns completely pornographic. I want people to know my opinion on the story, not the asses that are part of it. I still don't regret this paragraph because everybody loves asses. Asses are important. I feel like the changelings would appreciate this. Asses aside, I really did love this book. It wasn't what I expected, which isn't necessarily bad. I just think nobody expected what we're shown here because, I believe, it's very different from any other Psy-Changeling book. Again, this isn't necessarily bad. Kaleb's character was one of the things that surprised me. Incredibly, it wasn't because he gives a 180º twist, but because he doesn't. He's the same ruthless, cold-blooded killer, who shows no mercy we've known for a while now. Unlike so many romance books, he doesn't suddenly grow a conscience because the pretty protagonist has one. He loves Sahara, but that is basically everything that matters for him. He'd destroy everyone and everything if she asked and he'd have no regrets. But he would never, EVER hurt her. That's all that matters to me. And Singh took a great risk writing this, just as she did with characters as possessive or violent as the changelings or other Psy. And Sahara is totally deserving of the wonder that Kaleb is. Her strenght is one that I could only compare to Sienna's. I guess that even though all the characters in this saga have seen the darkness, the Psy share this kind of similarity. No, it's not a club (it could be though). Sienna, Sahara, Kaleb, Judd, Sascha, Faith, etc. I believe there's nothing worse than being forced to be silent. To want to be so to fit in, to being punished for feeling. Because feeling, and this comes from someone that has been called insensitive and cold a million times, is the most natural of all things. Because feeling is what makes us human. I guess that Psy aren't really human, but it's their nature to feel, too. And while reading about the changelings is incredibly exciting and funny, there's something both to admire and pity about the Psy. I kind of started to ramble, but I was amazed by the strengh both Kaleb and Sahara showed. Regarding their Silence, regarding those seven damned years they were apart. I got really feely. Overall, this was an amazing book. I won't give it five stars because it lacked the humor I need in a book. With me, it's go sarcastic or go home. But, anyway, it was indeed interesting and entertaining. I felt like all the previous books led to this. In one way or another, all the previous stories were acknowledged, even some of the short-stories, and I loved that. I love that while most would think the villain of the book is Pure Psy, the antagonist of the characters is someone that is already dead but his memory still terrorizes people. Nalini Singh is an expert in the craft of foreshadow and a well-thought plotline. I will, however, give her no cookie until Vasic and Aden kiss. I will consider it if the next book is about one of them and some hot changeling (SnowDancer, if possible).“To fight evil, you have to understand the dark.”