Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh

Blaze of Memory by Nalini SinghBlaze of Memory by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #7
Published by Berkley on November 3, 2009
Pages: 373 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
five-stars

A woman without a past becomes the pawn of the 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 prove to be the enemy's most insidious weapon yet.

Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity. 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...

Let me see if I can write this review on Blaze of Memory without crying…

Not only was the ending sad/happy but the entire story of Blaze of Memory was sad/happy. You’re happy because a character that’s best friends with Ashaya and who helped rescue two little ones has come back from the dead. You’re sad because of the torture she experienced and is still reeling from the effects of all throughout Blaze of Memory. (Oh gosh my emotions!!!!)

Even though I’ve read Blaze of Memory before, matter of fact this was the story I stopped with during my last attempt at getting through the Psy-Changeling series, I still thought that it would be about Max – the cop we were introduced to in Mine to Possess. Nope, Blaze of Memory was all about Devraj Santos (I love his name!), Director of the Shine Foundation, and Katya, lost but returned M-Psy.

There’s still so much that’s unknown about the Forgotten, the descendants of the Psy who defected from the Silence protocol, but through the pages of Blaze of Memory we were given an even deeper look into their world. Mine to Possess and Hostage to Pleasure gave little glimpses but there’s nothing like looking into a world through the eyes of the one who runs it.

Except for Dorian and Ashaya’s mating, I would have to say that Katya and Dev are my favorite couple in the Psy-Changeling series right now. I know that this will change as I continue on in this series but that couple would have to be something special to join this club.

About Nalini Singh

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

  • I have only read the first few books in this series but I really need to get hold of the others; this sounds great!

    A lovely review!

  • I am going to start my own re-read by listening to this series soon, Leona. I love the Psy-Changeling so much! There is such a complex universe, and I find the way to explain the otherness and tolerance through these characters so well done.
    And just your review made me feel the feels once more 🙂 Well done!

    • 🙂 I seriously didn’t think that I would be able to emotional make it through this re-read lol.

  • library addict

    Dev & Katya remain one of my favorite couples of the series. I just finished rereading this one myself.

    • Are you doing a reread of the series or just picking out your faves and revisiting those?

      • library addict

        I am rereading the entire series (including the website/newsletter shorts) in chronological order for the first time. This will be my forth time rereading the entire series, but I usually do so in published order, so this is mixing it up for me.

        • library addict

          Eek, fourth time.

        • I really wish that she would release the website shorts so that readers could have them for whenever.

  • I need to start this series, I have heard great things about it. Great review.

    • The writing and the literary world Nalini Singh created is amazing so whenever you begin this series or her Guild Hunter series that you end up enjoying it.

  • This is another series I am working on slowly but surely. Mine to Possess is my next read in this series.

    • I can’t wait to read your reviews on the remaining books in this series.