Review ~ Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh

Posted June 27, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 3 Comments

Review ~ Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh @NaliniSinghAllegiance Of Honor by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 15 hrs 13 mins
Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Published by Berkley on June 14, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 478
3.5 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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?

Allegiance of Honor is like a new starting point. Everyone is grouped differently from the first portion of the series. Silence has been broken and the races are mixing together in a group called the Trinity Accord. It is a very unstable group. Dark River, Snow Dancer and the Arrows are working very hard to keep this group in place and also the peace that comes with it. Ming decides he wants to be part of Trinity which leaves the founding members of the group struggling with ways to accept members.

There are a lot of subplots going on, some are lingering story lines, some are new. We have mixed race groups, Ming, issues with the PsyNet, focus on the child that is believed to be the start of the Psy’s downfall and the attacks on Black Sea. Everything all wrapped together in this book.

Basically, I felt like Allegiance of Honor was mostly set up for what’s to come. We revisit most of our couples from the previous books, check out their progress. We get to see the special gifts that will bring Snow Dancer and Dark River even closer together. The story lines don’t move forward much. The action and conflict we do have is very short lived, overshadowed by the placement of our characters. Kind of like chess, we are getting our pieces in place for the upcoming conflicts. There are parts I think we could have spent more time with and fleshed out a little more.

I believe we could call this a transitional book. A setup to prolong the series. I see things that we can focus on in future books for conflict, I’m just not sure of the couples we will be bringing together. The future is definitely going to be interesting.

About Nalini Singh

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.