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Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
The Psy/Changeling world has recently had many, many changes. First, a war that almost tore the entire world apart and then shock after a madness brought chaos, and then finally a tentative peace with the Trinity Accord. While many of the strongest Psy, Changeling, and Humans are doing everything they can to achieve the peace the world needs so desperately, there are many strong people of all the races who are determined to destroy the agreement before its roots can grow strong and sink in deep. As the days and weeks go by, it becomes apparent to those backing the Accord that more changes will need to be made to the backbone of the Accord itself so that it can grow and include more than the first signers.
That would have been enough to keep the Humans, Changelings and Psy busy, but life must go on and as the DarkRiver and the SnowDancers get ready to welcome the pupcubs and the Arrows of all ages are learning to feel and love, a cry for help is located from one of the missing BlackSea Changelings, and it appears that the Coalition believes that Lucas and Sasha’s daughter is the perfect way to destroy the tentative peace. It’s all hands on deck to not only find the missing BlackSea member and keep all of the children safe, because it’s not just Naya that is in danger, but all of the children from every group who signed the Accord. There are many changes both happy and sad that happen as the various groups learn to talk with each other and share in order to protect and grow. The world is never going to be perfect, but maybe so long as communication and cooperation continues to happen, the world just might find the peace it’s seeking.
Buckle up because this is going to be a bumpy and emotional ride but so, so worth it. Allegiance of Honor ties-up many threads from the first arc in Ms. Singh’s wonderful world. We get to catch up on all of our favorite couples and characters, learn more about some recently introduced characters, and see the trundles of what is in store for this world when the new story arc unfolds. As with life, not all of the experiences are joyful ones, but even in sorrow, you can also find joy, and I experienced this in a couple of places. Of course, there is the great suspense we have come to expect in a Psy/Changeling book. And I was so very impatient to see the birth of the pupcubs—another wonderful moment you will love to experience.
As I closed the book, I knew that the world and my favorite characters would continue to live their lives, and I might see glimpses of what they are doing much later down the road, but I have to admit that it was a bittersweet feeling. I actually read the book twice before I even tried to write this review and then had to re-do this several times—all because I wanted to tell you about so many points that just grabbed me. In the end, I just have to Joyfully Recommend Allegiance of Honor as a true must-read and an absolute keeper. Heck, if we had a higher category to rate a book, I would have given it to this one. I can’t wait for this book to come out so I can discuss it in detail with other rabid readers.
Ms. Singh has produced a major hit to end a favorite story arc and deserves to take a bow, but a quick one so that she can give us the next adventure in this growing world…hint, hint.