Who is the hero of Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh?

I thought we’d do something fun today. I am a HUGE Nalini Singh fan, and I was one of those people who was online hitting my refresh button every two seconds on the 31st to see the cover of her June release. And oh man was it awesome…BUT there was no blurb so we have no idea who the hero or the heroine is.

This has sparked a lot of conversations over on twitter…and I thought it would be fun to have that discussion here. So here it is, now this is a two part question so be sure to answer both questions…I’ll post who my answers in the comments.

1) Who do you think the Ghost is? And Why?

2) Who do you think the Hero of Heart of Obsidian is and why?

We are giving away a copy of Wild Invitation to one commenter.

And in case you missed it…here is the cover from Heart of Obsidian.




  1. Lynne Silver (@lynnesilver)

    I think the Ghost is Kaleb Krychek, I also think he is the hero of the book. I think we haven’t met the heroine yet. And yes, my answer’s heavily reflect my sincere wish that w get Kaleb’s book and he turns out to be a total hero!

    1. TBRG (Post author)

      Lynne, I have a feeling you are in the majority of fans who are in desperate want of Kaleb’s book.

  2. TBRG (Post author)

    I think the Ghost is an Arrow…he has to be one to have seen Judd’s insubordinations and be able to recruit him.

    I think the hero is the Ghost and Kaleb will be a side story like Walker and Lara were in Kiss of Snow.

  3. bn100

    1. Kaleb- it would make an interesting story
    2. Kaleb- waiting for his book

  4. Heather

    I hope the Ghost is Kaleb but I am not sure – it might end up being another Arrow we have met like Vasic or….

    Whoever this book is about it will be AWESOME as usual. I also HOPE that if this isn’t Kaleb’s book that he does get his own book. I think we have “met” his heroine right at the end of Tange of Need. Sneaky Nalini teasing us….

    1. TBRG (Post author)

      Heather I’m leaning towards Vasic or another Arrow as well….Or he’s someone very high up in the Council ranks…

  5. lia

    I always thought the Ghost was an Arrow, and I’m leaning to Vasic because he’s one of the few we’ve gotten to know well and I don’t think Nalini would have it be someone we don’t know. I think that this book (HoO) will be about Kaleb because of the statement at the end of the last book (ToN) saying he “found her,” whoever this “her” is. I’m trying not to focus on it too much because we have such a long time to go before the book comes out!

  6. Kim Miller

    I think the ghost is Vasic or Kaleb because of the information they have they have to be powerful and close to the council.

    I think that the hero of heart of obsidian is Vasic because the title implies it is psy (heart of steel) and I don’t think she is ready to give us Kaleb’s story yet

  7. Katy

    I think it’s Kaleb story’s but I’m not saying he’s the Ghost 🙂 Because of the last scene in Tangle of Need, when he said he found her ! I can’t wait to read Heart of Obsidian and Wild Invitation !

  8. maybe31

    I think the ghost is Kaleb and he is the hero.

  9. Karin Anderson

    I thought I commented already, but it must not have gone through…

    I always thought it was Kaleb, but after the past few books I’m not so sure. My guess now would be either Kaleb, Vasic or Anthony’s son.

  10. Texas Book Lover

    1&2. I think the hero will be the ghost but who that will be is any ones guess…the more I think about it the more I I’m not convinced it will be Kaleb. The only thing I am sure of is that the ghost has a very close affiliation with the arrows (the trench coat in the cover) and is probably a current arrow or used to be one. Nalini is a master at weaving tiny little clues just to mix us up and keep us guessing. I am pretty sure whomever it ends up being will probably not be who we are expecting but will still love!

  11. Barbara. (@BVTereshkova)

    I’m pretty sure the ghost is Vasic, in tangle of need there’s a part he says that his hands had so Many blood nothing could clean them or something like that, And that makes me think he’s this book’s hero

  12. Paula

    Not Sure who the Hero is, maybe Kaleb, maybe not, but I suspect that the Heroine is Alice Eldridge.

  13. Jane

    I don’t think that the Ghost is Kaleb. It just seems too neat. Plus, Kalab has been too busy becoming a councilor and looking for the girl. I am really excited that Alice is awake and I want her to have a book. But I’m not sure that this will be her book because she is probably still very weak and needs time of heal.

    I want this book now!

  14. Usually a Nalini Singh fan

    I have lost interest cos there has been insufficient information about this book to make me want to read it. When there are snippets my imagination tends to keep me interested but when thre is nothing it is just boring.


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