Review of the book
Paladin (Paladin #1) by Slater Sally
Synopsis: Brash, cocky, and unbeatable with a sword (well, almost), Sam of Haywood is the most promising Paladin trainee in the kingdom of Thule… and knows it. The only problem is that Sam is really Lady Samantha, daughter of the seventeenth Duke of Haywood, and if her father has his way, she’ll be marrying a Paladin, not becoming one. But Sam has never held much interest in playing damsel-in-distress, and so she rescues herself from a lifetime of boredom and matrimonial drudgery. Disguised as a boy, Sam leaves home behind to fight demons-—the most dangerous monsters in Thule—-alongside the kingdom’s elite warriors. Pity that Tristan Lyons, the Paladin assigned to train her, is none other than the hero of her childhood. He hasn’t recognized her–yet–but if he does, he’ll take away her sword and send her packing. Sam is not the only trainee hiding secrets: Braeden is a half-demon with a dark past that might be unforgivable. Whether he can be trusted is anyone’s guess, including his. As demons wreak havoc across the land, rebellion stirs in the West, led by a rival faction of warriors. A war between men is coming, and Sam must pick a side. Will saving the kingdom cost her life–or just her heart?
My review: Wath we have here is YA fantasy romance with a strong heroine, great fantasy world, and a great romance. If that still isn't good enough for you then let see what else…
Interesting story – chack
Good writing – chack
Fine dialog– chack
Great characters – chack
Action and intrigue – chack
Hot, brooding bad boy-type love interest – chack, chack, chack…
Did I mention hot, brooding bad b… Ooooh yes, sorry (blush)!
“Paladin Tristan Lyons.The man who'd saved her and the reason she was here.”
“Braeden didn’t fear much in life. Why would he be afraid of monsters when he was one himself?”
“Most demons lacked the rational thought patterns underpinning true communication. But they recognized Braeden as one of their own. More than that, they recognized him as their leader. These creatures that were so often agents of chaos bowed to him as though he were the alpha among wolves. Now that frightened him.”
Your must love men who-“was as violent and as merciless as the hounds who hunted him, but stronger and smarter. He was the predator and they the prey. They died like flies around him.”-and then blush when you caught him staring at you. Aaaaaaaa!!!
The end is not a cliffhanger, it is HEA, but you know there isn't The End…
Can't wait next one!!!
5 out of 5 stars
About the Author: Sally Slater is the author of Paladin, a fantasy adventure novel that has garnered over 11 million reads on Wattpad, and now a #1 Amazon bestseller. Paladin is her debut novel and the first of a planned series. You can also find her writing on The Huffington Post. When she's not writing, Sally is a public relation professional at a financial communications consultancy in New York City. She also dabbles in CrossFit and firmly believes that women in both real life and fiction should be strong.