Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Published by Berkley on 14 June 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2016 Dystopia Reading Challenge, 2016 New Release Challenge, COYER Summer 2016
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 a fabulous instalment in the Psy-Changeling series! While this is a bridge book, there was still plenty of new plot-lines appearing, as well as some favorite characters who re-appeared.
I found Allegiance of Honor to be a pitch-perfect part of one of my all time favorite PNR / Dystopia / Sci-Fi series! One story-arch was more or less finished in Shards of Hope, this story managed to bridge the upcoming story-lines by showing readers how most of their favorite couples are doing so far. Each book has concentrated on one couple, and while these couples showed up in later books, this is where their progress as a couple as well as pack-members or psy-net members. And as always, I was both fascinated by the complexity of both the characters and the unique world Singh has created.
I was completely mesmerized by three story-arcs in Allegiance of Honor – one was the diary entries by Father Xavier Perez! He has been pretty present in this series, but really as a side character. However, his diary, as well as what two Psy think of him, and the way he’s helped free the Psy has made him a very important character overall. The second was, of course, Luca and Sasha… They were there at the beginning of my love-story with the Psy-Changelings, and seeing more of them, as well as their family ties and how they both become leaders in their own right was more than a little awesome. The third was how the Psy and the Changelings, the Humans and the Forgotten now have become so intermingled it’s difficult to separate them at first sight. If it wasn’t for the Consortium, I think things would be easier – but who said easier was interesting, right?
Another thing that really got to me with Allegiance of Honor is that I’m now pretty sure Ms. Singh has a LOT more up her sleave(s) when it comes to this fantastic seires! Of course, that makes me an extremely happy reader, because I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of these characters, the universe they live in, or the difficulties they face in order to keep their loved ones safe and sound!
Written in several different points of views, mostly in third person perspective, past tense, the story unfolds in such a way that it’s simply impossible to not anxiously turn the pages to know as fast as possible what will happen next! If you haven’t started this series yet – I totally envy you! It means you have 15 novels plus several novellas to binge-read or binge-listen! And I kind of wish I could start this one all over again all fresh!
“Do it!” Miane knew her brain was hazy with rage, her decision-making skills compromised. She needed Malachai’s calm, his way of being a still pond even in the midst of a crashing sea.
Kalb wasn’t “good’ in any ordinary sense of the word, ut Judd knew the other man would never harm a DarkRiver child for the simple reason that DarkRiver was important to his mate.
He knew that tone in her voice, slightly husky and soft at the same time. His body responded as if it had been conditioned. Unlike the brutal suffocation of Silence, however, this condition was chosen, was wanted.
I could go on and on – I have several pages of highlights, that’s how much I loved Allegiance of Honor!!