I have read every book in this series. I have to say I think they just keep getting better and better. I tend to think it fits perfectly with the rest of the books. The heroine is a Psy who has had her memories blocked and was dumped on the director of the Shine Foundation's doorstep. Dev, the Shine director, is determined to protect the Psy decendants who broke with the Psy when Silence was originally instituted from the Psy Council. As the book progresses Dev is trying to fight his attraction and feelings for Katya because he is worried she is a council spy or "trojan horse". The plot is well done, the characters are well written (as I've come to expect from this author), the relationship between the two is very believable to me. I will say this is one of a VERY, VERY few books that has ever made me cry. By the end of chapter 53 I was in tears. The resolution was well done and didn't feel forced or rushed in any way. I like the fact that characters from earlier books are always showing up in the new ones, so you get to keep up with how their relationships are developing and what is going on with them. I enjoyed the fact that she continued to develop Judd's character from Caressed by Ice. He only makes a brief appearance, but that's all that's really needed to show that he is starting to learn that not everything about his abilities is bad, and that perhaps their is a way for him to help others. At the end of Caressed by Ice I felt he was a little closed off to others except his mate, but his small appearance in this book leaves me feeling that he is changing and growing in a good way, and I like those little updates that show up in each of her books. This is definately another shinning star written by a great author.
This is book 7 in the Psy-Changeling series. This series is set in the future and centers around Humans, Changelings (shifters) and Psy (experience no emotions and have psychic abilities).
Blaze of Memory takes us into the world of the Forgotten, a portion of the Psy race that chose not to be conditioned for silence. They maintained their emotions and developed their own shadow net that links them all together. Most of the forgotten were either killed over the years or have married humans and their abilities have almost vanished. New powers are showing up in children that are decedents of the forgotten and its Dev Santos job as director of the Shine Foundation to find and protect these children.
Katya, a Psy that worked in the labs that were destroyed, was presumed dead but instead had been kidnapped, stripped of her memories and programmed to kill. She was left on Devs doorstep as a Trojan horse. She doesnt have any memory of who she is or what she has done but she does know that she could be very dangerous to Dev and Shine.
In the beginning Katya is trying to escape from Dev because she is afraid of what she has been programmed to do but at the same time something is pulling her toward the North. She doesnt know why just that she has to go. Later she tries to leave because she fallen for Dev and she thinks thats the only way she can protect him. She doesnt seem to mind his Alpha male dominance to a degree and as she gets stronger, she gives as good as she gets.
I enjoyed her character, she was a strong female lead that even though she had been locked within the prison of her own mind, she was learning how to stand on her own two feet. I think she was a good fit for Dev. He was so cold and hard at the beginning, like the metal he draws to him but it was nice to see him softening as she got under his skin.
The story is good but there are some slow parts in the middle. The main characters have an instant attraction to one another that is sometimes not believable but they are both endearing and have some heartwarming scenes between them. It was nice to see previous characters making an appearance but not taking over the story. One of my favorite scenes was when Judd visits the young boy, it was very heartwarming.
Although I didnt enjoy this book as much as I have the previous books in this series, I would still highly recommend it and give it 4 Flaming hearts.
Neither the hero or heroine are changeling in this particular book. I thought it wouldn't be as good as previous ones for that lack but was wrong. You get glimpses of characters from previous books and how their loves/lives are progressing. A very good read.
I thought this was the slowest moving and noneventful book out of the series. Singh is a great author and I like the gnre but this particular book took 200 pages for the plot to develop. I actually struggled to get to page 200, but the end was great and had some good twists.
Now I have to find another good changeling author since I have read the whole seires :)