Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling, book 15) by Nalini Singh
The “unparalleled romantic adventure”* of Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world...
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?
When word hit the bookverse that Allegiance of Honor would have multiple points of view spanning across all of the characters from the previous Psy-Changleing books my heart was all a flutter. Upon finishing it I knew Allegiance of Honor was everything I could have hoped for and more! Especially since this acts as a “season 1” end. Opening the series up to a new arc and so on.
The cast of the Psy-Changeling world is vast. Even as a hardcore fan I need reminders and NO that silly glossary of characters in the front is no help. So check out Wicked Scribes online for their Psy-Changeling character guide. It will keep your mind straight it did for me and I think that's why I truly enjoyed the book more. Not all the characters could be present, but many make brief appearances or cameos. So it's nice to quickly look up a name.
The vastness and epic nature of the Psy-Changeling series has always been it's biggest appeal to me. Not to mention it's rich history and world coupled with wonderful characters. I loved getting to “wrap up” some of my favorite characters' stories. While still moving the series ahead. If you think about it Allegiance of Honor wasn't that different from previous entries. There is a main couple followed that needs to be hooked up. However, there is more time given to the multiple points of views. Which I've found out is apparently something a lot of readers can't stand.
So if you're used to changing POVs it's nothing. If you don't mind them and have enjoyed them in the series this will be a treat.
Allegiance of Honor is splendid. It kept me worried about the future as the PsyNet is still not stable and the future is shaky. (Yeah, we kind of know it probably won't go THERE.) My time spent with this beautiful cast made me happy, sad, joyful, cry tears of sorrow and joy. It was all there and I truly got to appreciate the expanse of the cast. The characters that I have come to cherish.
It's odd that some fans loved this entry and others hated it. Enough so that I had a few Goodreads friends swear to not touch future books in the series. To which I say you guys are dumb—I love you! I'm totally on board for Season 2 and can not wait to see what characters we get to explore. The new growing pack in Alasaka? The water changelings? So on! Guys the sky is the limit!
Keep going strong Nalini Singh. Your worlds and writing rocks.
Content Warning: Some sex scenes and graphic humor. Characters have been tortured and threats are being made against children. Nothing too scary for the series. (Basically the norm.)
5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession!