[book] Nalini Singh – Psy & Changeling 15 – Allegiance of Honor

Language: English
Pages: 320
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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 honour even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

Well, me an reading we are on difficult terms at the moment. I really would like to read some books waiting around here, but it’s so hard to get my attention and to give the books a fair chance I rather do not read and miss a good book just because I’m not in the mood. So therefore this little review might be a bit harsher than it would be if me and reading were still be buddies.

Anyway, it’s a good read and it’s great that you get to meet so many familiar characters again after you left them at the end of their story. Also thumbs up for Nalini Singh for not claiming this book would be about a certain couple. I really dislike it, when the description says it’s about her & him, but basically it’s only 20% of the plot and the rest is about everything else. But if you ask me a big portion of the plot went to Sascha, Lucas and little Naya and the BlackSea water changelings. I don’t mind the part with Sascha and Lucas, I even totally like it that the book ended with them, because this huge story arc started with them, so it was a nice conclusion. BlackSea on the other hand, I never really cared for them. I know they’re supposed to be mysterious and new, but I didn’t warm up to Maine. Maybe it will change when she will be the centre of a book and therefore will be more than the dangerous Alpha of the BlackSea water changelings.

Another reason why the book didn’t really hook me, it was just too much political talk and dialogue about strategies page after page. I’m an impatient reader, I need the plot to move, I need things to happen, but despite a lot of things happening the book wasn’t fast paced enough for my taste, like the pages about the funeral that seemed so important to the story, but it was my least favourite part. The only thing that felt rushed was Xaviers and Ninas reunion, they met again, everything was forgotten and forgiven and the next thing you know they were gonna get married. It’s just a friggin‘ pet peeve mine. Just get to know each other again, live together, figure out who you become.

There were still more little things that bothered me at one point, but again it was a good read and I’m still impressed at how detailed the world is. The whole book felt like a big epilogue mixed in with a prologue for the next part of the story arc, which I’m curious to find out and get to read.



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