Series: Psy-Changeling #12
Published by Berkley on June 4, 2013
Pages: 360 pages
A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.
I was hoping for Kaleb’s story but the actual details of what his story could’ve entailed never would formulate in my mind. Thank goodness I’m not a writer because I have a feeling that if I would’ve wrote Heart of Obsidian it would’ve went something like this:
“Kaleb was a bad mama jamma and since no one wanted to fight him because he was too powerful it took a special someone who had already captured his heart to come and regulate his badassness so that he could be welcomed back into society and not try to kill everyone. The End.”
But in all seriousness, I never would’ve imagined Heart of Obsidian turning out the way it did on top of what it added to the overall Psy-Changeling series. With all of that said I can’t say that I was completely blown away or pleased with the execution of Kaleb’s story.
Knowing from previous stories how Kaleb wasn’t like the other Psy on the Council it wasn’t a huge leap to believe that he could completely dismantle the structure of the Psy that has been in place for hundreds of years. My confusion came from how Kaleb started, and succeeded in pushing Nikita and Anthony out of the spotlight, when for a good while there they were the focal point because of their ties to the changelings and the power they themselves wielded.
On a side note, a lot of things about Heart of Obsidian left me puzzled because it reconstructed a lot of the constants that had been part of the Psy-Changeling series for 10 plus books. Heart of Obsidian didn’t’ feel like it was part of the same Psy-Changeling series I was used to reading.
Now that Kaleb has shown himself to be so freaking powerful what does this mean for the rest of the Psy and who would really be able to go against him and win other than Sienna. Heart of Obsidian left me so many questions and not enough answers, although it was good to know that suspicions of who Kaleb’s alter ego was were correct (hehe I’ve been shouting my suspicions of who he was since book 3 in my head).
I’m not sure what’s in store further down the line for this series but I trust Singh’s writing so I will just have to hold on and see.