The Paladin

The Paladin

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First rate sword and sorcery set in the same world as Nichol's two previous fantasies - aimed squarely at the David Gemmell market. Elinor is about to be married off to a man twice her age - in rebellion she runs away to sea, unable to bear the thought of a life as the submissive wife of a tradesman. Escaping from a wreck at sea, Elinor washes up at a madman's castle, joins the guard where she hones her fighting skills and is finally tricked into becoming an assassin - her only escape is to join with Spandel, the madman's pet and head for the hills. It is an escape that leads her to a people she can finally identify with, to the love of her life. In the process she becomes a heroine, a figure about which legends will be written, songs sung and tales told ...Elinor Whiteblade - the wielder of a wondrous shining sword that frees the descendents of a magically c reated race from scorn and servitude.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 112 x 174 x 38mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752815628
  • 9780752815626

About Adam Nichols

* Epic sword and sorcery fantasy from a new talent - likened to the bestselling David Gemmell * In Elinor Whiteblade, Nichols has created a heroine to rival Maggie Furey's Aurian * 'The best part of this book is that it doesn't come across like an odyssey...The characters are so accessible, and their thoughts so unheroic, that, at times times you can recognise yourself... Well-written, and funny in a not-trying-to-impress way. Nice One' Area 51 * 'Millennium is pushing Nichols as the next David Gemmell, and not without reason...invenshow more

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3 38% (3)
2 12% (1)
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