I have to admit that I was sadden when starting Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh. This sadness had nothing to do with Nalini Singh’s note at the end of Shards of Hope or the one at the beginning of Allegiance of Honor. It’s just that its story represents the end of a chapter that has been part of my reading life for a long time.
After being supplied with action filled story after action filled story I felt a smidgen of disappointment at how toned down Allegiance of Honor was. The stories before this installment was full of all types of changes and hype that I seriously thought that Allegiance of Honor would carry the same tone.
In hindsight I’m glad for Singh’s decision to tone down this story, the second chapter of her Psy-Changeling series needed to be able to come out strong and if Allegiance of Honor went off with a bang then … I don’t know, it just wouldn’t have been as anticipated, I don’t think.
Regardless of my bratty response, Allegiance of Honor was a-mazing. It, I believe, touched on a slice of life from every couple we’ve met so far, which is something we haven’t had since the earlier books in the Psy-Changeling series. I loved how Singh tied every situation and character/character couple storyline up perfectly, but Allegiance of Honor seriously felt like a goodbye to all that these characters have been through since before Slave to Sensation.
I am apprehensive about Silver Silence because I’m simply not ready to leave behind this first chapter crying internally.