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?
Lucas had had to chase Naya around the aerie at bedtime last night—her walk might
still be a little shaky, but she was a rocket when it came to crawling.
Dressed only in a diaper, she’d laughed uproariously and said a loud, firm “No” each
time Lucas caught her and put her in her crib.
After which she’d clamber out—she’d figured out how to escape a month earlier—and
the game would begin again. Of course, since Lucas was a cat, he’d been having
just as much fun as their daughter. Sascha, meanwhile, had sat in the living room
with a cup of hot chocolate and just indulged in the sight of her mate playing with their
She’d had to pretend to be stern when Naya ran over and pleaded her case with loud
sounds and wild gesticulations of her hands. “No, Naya,” she’d said, biting her tongue
in an effort not to laugh. “It’s time for bed. Go with Papa.”
At which point, Naya had growled at her, eyes sparkling with mischief.
And Sascha had cracked, laughing so hard she’d had to put down her hot chocolate
before she spilled it. Lucas had shaken his head as Naya plopped down on her
diaper-covered butt and joined in, clapping her hands at having made her mommy laugh.
“No discipline.” Lucas had mock-growled at her before picking up their misbehaving
baby. “And you”—a growly nuzzle that made Naya laugh harder and pat his stubbled
cheek—“time for bed.”
He’d finally got her to sleep—by walking around with her pressed up against his bare
Today, their cub was playing in the living area just outside the kitchen nook.
Sascha had locked the aerie door to ensure Naya wouldn’t undo the latch and go
out onto the balcony, and Lucas had childproofed the entire main area of the aerie,
so Naya was free to roam as she liked. A lot of the time she practiced her walking
skills. And no matter how often she fell down, she started back up again after a little
Stubborn, determined baby.
Peeking out from the kitchen, Sascha found her concentrating on stacking the
colored alphabet blocks Faith and Vaughn had given her as a gift.
Beside her sat a more than slightly ragged wolf plush toy, aka “The Toy
That Shall Not Be Named.” Hawke had given that to Naya when she was a newborn,
and it remained her favorite snuggle toy, much to her father’s despair.
Though Lucas did enjoy it when Naya went leopard on the toy, growling and “fighting”
with the wolf. Then he’d smile and say, “That’s my girl.”
An Interview Question With The Author:
Nalini Singh on the future of the Psy-Changeling series
Is Allegiance of Honor the end of the Psy-Changeling series?
No, it’s not. :) I ADORE this world and the characters and I have so many
Psy-Changeling stories yet to tell. (I've often joked that I'll be writing this series
until I'm ninety-eight!)
Where do you see the Psy-Changeling world going from here?
Who is the next book about?
(Slightly spoilery answer to follow if you’re just starting the series).
Allegiance of Honor sets up a lot of possibilities for the future.
There are many avenues I could take. However, for me, this arc is all about what
happens not just to the Psy, but to the world, now that Silence has fallen and all the
rules have changed.
We’ve had the immediate aftermath books, both of which focused on the Psy race
(Shield of Winter & Shards of Hope), but what about the wider long-term future?
Because Silence existed for a reason. The Psy still have these incredible abilities that
have the potential to drive them murderously insane, and the world is still a fractured
triumvirate. And there are players about whom we know very little, like the falcons
As for who’s book is next, I’m not ready to announce it yet because I want to be
certain this character is ready – but I think you’ll be pleased. ;-)
I'm really happy with how this book turned out. My favorite kind of read is the reunion story that brings together old favorites for cameos and catch ups which is great this far into the series because you can loose touch with the characters and cast over time when a series gets as far along as this one has.
Although there isn't that big of an actual story line we get a lot of who's doing what and what's gone on in a few of our favs lives since we last saw them.
I always favor this kind of book because its nice to see that even this long after the author has closed the page on the story that the characters don't just disappear.
I think a lot of people will really love this book but I also think many who have been in on the series from the start might not favor it as much especially if they already know a lot of the back story due to already knowing a lot of what takes place from the previous books, so any new readers to Nalinis books this is a good way to catch up on the cast and start at the beginning.
Regardless of the fact that many people don't like to rehash events or details I'm the kind of person who does like them. Be aware those of you who don't that there are plenty of both in Allegiance of Honor so be ready for a download.
In my opinion Allegiance of Honor was a really great read.
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