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, and 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?
©2016 Nalini Singh (P)2016 Tantor
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
Go, Nalini!!! This is another great installment of a top-notch series and worth every penny. But- Even seeing the preview of the Gem & Kenji story, the ending makes me wonder if this was a finale. There's very few loose storylines: the mysterious Consortium leader; the integration of humans into the web; Kit leaving on his travels; & what's going on between Anthony & Nikita. I love that you get a feel for the realistic HEA, just in case... Angela Dawe is truly the voice of this series and fits so well. She does an excellent job differentiating between the various characters.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
A long yawn. I liked the scene when Nikita met her granddaughter Niya the leopard-Psy cross-breed. Otherwise, this transitional book is a waste of time, unless you simply want one sweet scene after another, featuring every couple Singh created. (Yes, have no fear, they all still love each other, complete with some erotic scenes.)
Boring details about WHAT PEOPLE ARE WEARING and WHERE THEY ARE SITTING! Excessive details about planning a joint party for Trinity Concord wolfs, leopards, rats, etc. Much talk about the birth of the pup-cubs. A long epilogue.
Plot? The author coyly introduced a new villain dubbed "the architect" and dropped several teasing clues about his/her identity, but that's it. It felt like all those prequels where Singh coyly teased us with clues about the Ghost's identity.
The author also created YET ANOTHER pathogen destroying the PSY NET. It's fraying apart. Yet, Ivy Jane and Vasic Zenn just fixed the NET with the empathic honeycomb network in Shield of Winter.
Two plot threads revolve around kidnapping. These are resolved.
Father Xavier finally finds his lost love, Nina.
this wasnt romance or true plot but if you have read the series you will enjoy it. its catching up and seeing what your favorite couples are doing, building alliances and friendship between groups and setting up for next fight to come. it was an enjoyable read, but not romance or like a whole story. it wouldn't be a good stand alone book. You wouldn't understand whsts going on and there aren't main characters or romances, focus you need for a stand alone book. Almost like wrap up in many ways but still problems to face. well worth if you read the series but if you haven't then this is not a good book to jump in with. Wouldn't be satisfying read if you just picked book out of the blue to have a good story or HEA because there is not enough focus for that. It is a continuation, a little set up for whats to come, seeing whats going on with or happened to previous characters, wrap up.
The best part of the book is seeing old friends. My favorite couple (Judd and Brenna) are back and still are cute as ever. Oh course all of the other couples in the previous books are around. There was not one couple missing.
I am so happy that we got to see the pup-cubs born. I felt as though mercy has been pregnant for years. Even though the story showed a lot of old characters we are also introduced to some new ones. I cannot wait to find out about the new villain and what plans he has in store. It seems as though this is about to get a bit intense in the Psy/Changeling/Human world.
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5+++ Stars for Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (psy-changeling Novel)
Categories: Scifi, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Wolfs, Panthers, Psychic, Suspence
Audience: Adults, New Adults
The story about the spy-changeling world continues here with the hunt for the missing water changelings. A group of teenagers find a message in a bottle. The message turns out to be from one of the missing sea changelings, a young marine biologist. All of the races pull together to hunt for the missing girl. While we follow the hunt, we get to visit with all the couples from the previous books and see how they continue their lives despite threats of war and kidnapping risks. We follow their lives as they experience life and death, and still carry on in an attempt to make the world a better place. Weaved into this tapestry of a plot, is the story of father Xavier and Nina.
Audio notes: I really loved how Angela Dawe narrated the story. She really brought it to life and was able to make minute changes to her voice that made it even more fun to listen to.
As always Mrs. Singh's writing style is flawless. I always get impressed of how she is able to keep track of all the different characters and where they are in their lives. She brings me into a detailed world I want to experience for myself. With her as a guide I get to visit the mountains and plains. I get to swim in the ocean and crawls up into the trees. She makes me feel snow under my feet and the sun on my face. The detailing in these stories makes me feel like I am there when things take place and that the best thing about now Mrs. Singh writes. As I finish drinking down the story all I want is more.
Love Nalini's books as a rule, but not this one. Saccharine is the word that pops to mind. Everyone is mated/happy/expectant/other bright adjectives, and there is very little plot or story advancement. There is a little buildup for books to come.
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
Not the typical pay-changling book because it doesn't focus on one couple but instead brings us up to speed on where everyone currently is. There is a conclusion to one of the water changling storylines and mercys babies arrive. I wish there were a few more wrap ups but hopefully the next book will do that. Angela Dawe was excellent. When I first started this series I didn't care for her much but now I love her.
Nalini Singh writes some of the best romances. while some authors become boring and redundant this far into a series, I've never had that impression with her books. I'm always eager to read the next novel.
This book made me cry for multiple reasons good and bad. I won't say more lest I give you some spoilers. This was the perfect brining together of everyone you have grown to love in the Psy-Changeling universe. You almost feel like you can picture them and are part of them. Angela Dawe is a beast pun intended. She can narrate a book like no other. I'm so deeply touched Nalini poured her soul into this one. Happy Reading. Chomping at the bits for the next book in this series.
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