62 Part Story 10.6M Reads 222K Votes
Sally Slater By SallySlater Updated 2 months 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.
Wow, I just realized my vote determines between 8.41 and 8.42 k votes, not like that matters really lol
This is true, but we have to remember this was completely different times--I mean in Shakespeare's story, Juliet was only about 14 and Romeo was nearly 18... So I guess it wasn't uncommon for there to be a large age difference back then... Even though it's really weird now.
*throws thousands of deodorants* here!! Take it just don't raise your arm that high * scurries away* ✋
 < ---  that's a big no no ! 
oh god. whore together... why must my brain be so freaking perverted?
That's what they always say
Before someone opens up a can of whoop-áss
Never again! 
*two hours later*
Praise the lord, another demon and she shíts her pants