Allegiance of Honor
By Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling, book # 16
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 4
- Captivation: 4.5
- Sizzle: 3.5
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 3.5
Book Description: 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?
Captivation: This book is good, it feels almost more like a combo of small stories, however, they all intertwine into the main sub-plots. It’s an update and likely segue between the prior book, Shards of Hope, and the next, Silver Silence. I did enjoy reading this book, however, it was slower and not as attention-catching as many of the others in the series.
Sizzle: There was a little bit of sizzle, but the scenes are short and not-detailed. For the most part, this book is more about the overall series plot than individual couple relationships.
Romance: Despite the book being more about the series plot than individual couples, it does revisit many of the prior couples and provides a few quick, shorter chapters that provide a look-in-the-life of the characters introduced earlier in the series. As such, though the book doesn’t read like a steamy romance, it’s still neat to see the update views, developments, and relationships of the characters.
Enjoyment: I did really enjoy this book. I had to stop often and treat it as short stories intertwined, rather than one full novel, but as long as I kept that in mind, it was a fantastic read.
Literacy: I continue to notice a lot of editing issues with the latter books in the series. I’m not sure why these errors are so prevalent, coming from a New York Time’s Best Selling Author, but they continue to abound.
Overall, this is a good book to read, and really should be read as part of the series, not as an individual book in itself. If you haven’t read the other series books, I would recommend doing so first. This is not my favorite of the series, and I will not likely read the entire book front-to-back again, but I will highlight sections to glance over when I read again in the future.