Paladin

61 Part Story 9.2M Reads 173K Votes
SallySlater By SallySlater Updated 6 days ago
Sam is the most promising swordsman among this year’s crop of Paladin trainees...and knows it. Brash, cocky, and unbeatable with a sword (well, almost), Sam is the kingdom of Thule’s best hope against the violence wrought by demons. 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.
 
Pity that Tristan Lyons, the Paladin assigned to train her, is none other than the hero of her childhood. He hasn’t recognized her as Lady Samantha--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.

Sam, Braeden and Tristan set out for the western coast, charged with rooting out an infestation of demons that has made the West unlivable. As they travel, they uncover a deep-seated corruption of power that threatens to derail everything they stand for. Rebellion stirs, led by a rival faction of warriors who tempt Sam to join them with an irresistible offer. A war between men is coming, and Sam must pick a side. Will saving the kingdom cost her life -- or just her heart?

Reminiscent of Mulan, but with a medieval fantasy twist, Paladin is a tale of adventure, action, and romance.
Owlcohol Owlcohol 2 days ago
Only on the first page but the opening line where the protagonist and the sense of voyeurism clash is brilliant. Great job!
Lilac42 Lilac42 4 days ago
I was just going to say that all the Supernatural fans are thinking, "Guuurrll, you gotta move as fast as you can in the other direction."
TaymaAf TaymaAf 4 days ago
This is the best start !! Good job ! 
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tristenbrt tristenbrt 4 days ago
Great job and great start! I love how it's  a girl who can fight this time
Yoshi2442_Writer Yoshi2442_Writer 6 days ago
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hereiam hereiam 13 days ago
Or Lady Knight Protector of the Small) by Tamora Pierce. Although I haven't read this story yet, but seems as though this is a common theme.  I like the half-demon twist.