The Paladin

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Baen, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
6 Reviews
Now betrayed by the Emperor he once protected, master swordsman Saukendar leaves the way of the sword behind him forever--so he thinks. When a headstrong peasant girl burning to avenge her murdered family demands that he train her, Saukendar is faced with a momentous choice. Send Taizu away, never see her again--or join her and destroy the tyrant who has nearly destroyed them both.

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User Review  - Yblees - Goodreads

This author writes the most charismatic characters. Unfortunately, let down by too many obscure plot twists and diversions. I've read this twice, and can't bring to mind a clear idea of what happened in the second half of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Senda - Goodreads

Having read the entire book, I haven't the slightest clue why it was named "The Paladin." Read full review


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A multiple award-winning author of more than thirty novels, C. J. Cherryh received her B.A. in Latin from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to earn a M.A. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University. Cherryh's novels, including Tripoint, Cyteen, and The Pride of Chanur, are famous for their knife-edge suspense and complex, realistic characters. Cherryh won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. She was also awarded the Hugo Award for her short story Cassandra in 1979, and the novels Downbelow Station in 1982 and Cyteen in 1989.

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