The Paladin

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Baen, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
19 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  - Annie - Goodreads

Really entertaining. The pseudo-medieval of this setting is pseudo-medieval Japan. It ticks all the boxes for the classic quest narrative, but with enough twists and change-ups to keep it fresh. Ending was a little quick, but still satisfying. Read full review

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User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

I am a big Cherryh fan. I've read nearly all she has written. I was less impressed with this book than usual. One of the things I really like about her writing is her characters and this book is no ... 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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