Heart of Obsidian

Heart of Obsidian - Nalini Singh “To fight evil, you have to understand the dark.”


1st read - 13 June to 15 June 2013
2nd read - 13 May to 15 May 2014
3rd read - 26 January to 28 January 2016

Oh my goodness but I love this book!!

I think Kaleb is my favourite anti-hero of all time. Actually he is just my favourite everything. He is dark and dangerous and has a very dodgy moral compass but this just proves that I really do love a bad boy. In fact he takes bad boy to a whole different level. The maybe insane level. But how could he not be damaged when someone like Santano Enrique brought him up? We learned in book 1 and 3 how insane Santano really was but in this we really get a clear picture of the pure evil that lurked within him. Kaleb never stood a chance. Luckily Sahara entered his life (in the most simplest of ways) and by doing so managed to, in my opinion, save the world.

“You do not do this,” she said, and it was an order. “You do not let that monster destroy the life we are going to have together. You are mine, not his. You have always been mine.”


This is one of those books that you really can't give much information about because everything about Kaleb is shrouded in darkness and secrecy in the books previous to it, so therefore learning about him and Sahara is really one of the best parts. They are heartbreaking and fiercely loyal and wonderful. Just wonderful!!

“When you’re broken,” she whispered to the man who would save the world for her, “you can’t see hope. We must be their hope.”


Favourite Kaleb quote:

“Good. It’s better if my DNA isn’t passed on.”

“Why? You’re smart, beautiful, powerful.”

“I’m also mentally unstable and may have tendencies toward criminal insanity.”

After almost every Psy/Changeling I say 'this is my favourite' but I totally mean it when it comes to this book. THIS is my favourite. Even over Hawke and Sienna!! This one is the best. So much so that even though I adore Vasic, his book could not compare with this and I find myself not that interested in reading Aden's book. I love the Arrows so that's pretty major. I'm sure I'll snap out of it at some stage, maybe after another read.