The “unparalleled romantic adventure”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world…
A staggering transformation has put the Psy, humans, and changelings 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 it 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 and protect the vulnerable—and to 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?
*Publishers Weekly on Shards of Hope
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With her Psy/Changeling series, Nalini Singh has built an incredible world that we love visiting again and again. In Allegiance of Honor, she brings together central and peripheral characters from previous books, wowing us with satisfying resolutions while also unleashing nail-biting new twists. Allegiance of Honor provides an amazing buffet of fantasy, romance, and suspense—and opens the door for exciting new plotlines.
Singh (Shards of Hope) once again delivers an epic delight with a large ensemble cast in the 15th Psy-Changeling paranormal, which wraps up several significant story threads. The war is over and the psychic Psy, shape-shifting changelings, and ordinary humans have all begun the slow, tortuous process of learning to live together without fear. Fear is the primary motivation for those who oppose the tentative peace. Naya, the toddler daughter of Sascha and Lucas (from 2006's Slave to Sensation), is at the center of the latest maelstrom. She is the first of her kind, a changeling with Psy powers. When a plot to kidnap Naya is uncovered, beloved faces from the DarkRiver, SnowDancer, Forgotten, and Psy populations all play integral role in protecting her as well as assisting the BlackSea changelings in tracking lost members who have gone missing. No single couple or group is favored in this sweeping, somewhat futuristic fantasy. Romance, family, and loyalty are celebrated even as the dangers of a brave new world without war are explored.
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I love this series!!!
This book was amazing! I loved seeing all of the characters again and seeing how far they've come. This book made me so happy. I found myself going back to previous books in the series and re-reading the main parts and getting excited all over again. Nalini Singh is the only author that can connect 15 books and tie up so many loose ends and making it flow perfectly. I'm soooo excited about the next story arc. I can't wait to see new characters and I'm confident that we'll still see plenty of the old characters too. This is one of my favorite series. I can't wait to explore more of is world. <3
Forgettable, only for diehard fans
Feel free to skip this installment, you won't be missing anything. Mostly we are just hanging out with characters we already know. However, since they're all blissfully mated/married, there isn't really much dramatic tension or emotional growth for them to go through. The novel lays the groundwork for future conflict with the Consortium, but so far I don't find the Consortium compelling as an enemy (certainly not compared to the Council in the early books of this series). All good things must come to an end, even the beloved Psy-Changling series.
Get ready for a first-arc summary
Do you like reading about the kids? Because there's a lot of stuff about kids and babies. A couple story arcs kind of tie all the scenes together, and the groundwork is laid for a couple more definite stories. Not the book I'd recommend for an intro to the series. It's more like a massive status update for all the existing groups with a little bit of expansion and a little bit of political theory.