Friday, September 9, 2016

Review: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Title: Allegiance of Honor
Series: Psy-Changeling
Author: Nalini Singh
Read copy: eBook
Published: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 1101987774
ISBN-13: 9781101987773

The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten and threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: A child who is both Psy...and changeling.

To find the lost, protect the vulnerable—and save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

My rating:

I'm usually not into this sort of reunion “where are they now” stories. Probably because I haven’t read that many of them, and I don’t like to dwell in the past, but prefer looking at the future.
And though this book was very much about couples of books past, it also looked at the future. The future of this brave new world the Psy, changeling and humans were trying to create together, and the future stories featuring old and newly introduced characters.

Because I wasn’t equally invested in all the couples (major or minor) of books past, this latest addition to the series, had some pacing issues for me—some parts dragged quite a lot, while others flew by in an instant—and I’m a little sad not everyone had their equal share, but I’m happy with how everything turned out.

This was truly a reunion book, not much suspense, mystery or intrigue beside an attempted kidnapping that had an E showing her claws, and a release of a kidnapee that offered another pack some much deserved happy times. It was all about reconnecting between characters (and between the characters and reader), all about the bonds, unexpected or not, that have, are, and will be formed between them, topped by the actual reunion of everybody at a party celebrating a new life, and renewed hope.

I loved it, and can’t wait to see what the future holds.


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