Series: Psy-Changeling #15
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on 14 June 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?
A unique and innovative long epilogue-style story for a large and colorful cast of characters that acts as the bridge between the first season of a compelling and riveting futuristic paranormal romance world of the Psy-Changlings into the second season, that of the new Psy-Changling Trinity series.
Allegiance of Honor is book fifteen and of all the books in the series that must be read in order this is the one. The author explains before the book opens that this one is different from the rest of the series and has a different purpose.
It spends time with the major players and some secondary ones tightening up and even finishing off some of their storylines while setting the table for what is to come. It flips scenes swiftly though the reader is never confused as to who is the narrator and focus of the scene.
While it snapshots each romance pair from the novels and novellas to a certain extent, it does focus on some more than others. The romance and passion is that of established pairs and how they are becoming family-types and addressing what family and family ties are coming to mean.
There are also a couple of new story threads like Xavier on his quest to find his Nina, the Black Sea Changlings and their quest to find a kidnapped pack member, the unknown and dangerous Architect of the Consortium, a few rare snippets giving great insight into the backstory of Nikita Duncan and a full-circle moment involving Kaleb as a youthful hero.
It was unique in element and construct, too. It has the distinction of being swift moving because of the rapid scene changes, but also slow-paced because it is more character than action-driven. It pauses on daily life moments both at home and in their work to keep the Psy-net healthy and foil Consortium plots.
I went in with the right expectations after reading other reviews and the author’s note so I didn’t get surprised or have to adjust to the difference between Allegiance of Honor and the rest of the series that came before it. It was a huginormous gift to the fans and I will cherish the warm fuzzy this one is while looking forward to what is to come as everyone under the Trinity Accord gets ready for what the Consortium is planning to throw at them next.
My thanks to Penguin-Random House for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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