Paladin's Prize (Age of Heroes, Book 1)
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New York Times bestselling author Gaelen Foley leads readers on a magical journey to a fairytale land where good battles evil, adventure beckons the daring, and epic love awaits the true of heart.
Resolutely noble, impossibly brave, paladin Sir Thaydor Clarenbeld serves as royal champion for the kingdom of Veraidel. But when the king becomes corrupt, Thaydor speaks out—and promptly ends up banished from court, sent off as a knight errant on an endless round of quests meant to get him killed. One mission nearly does. Covered in wounds after a monstrous battle, he lies at death’s door when rescue arrives in the form of the beautiful, mystic healer known as the Maid of the Mount.
The lady Wrynne du Mere gave up a luxurious life to devote herself to caring for others. When she finds the famous hero broken and bleeding, saving him will take all her skill—and a fateful dash of magic. And it will cost her dearly. For the dangerous spell will leave their souls forever entwined, and his foes, so many and so powerful, will target her, as well. Wrynne knows to survive and restore justice to the land, they must join forces. But for how long can they resist the searing temptation of desire?
“Enchanting, intriguing, fun.” ~ Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times Bestseller
“Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore and snatch up everything you can find that this amazing author has ever written!” ~The Romance Readers' Connection
“One of the finest adventure/romance authors does it again. Foley never sacrifices character or romance while whisking readers away on fast-paced escapades and daring missions and giving them a glorious deep-sigh read.” ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookreviews
(Fantasy Romance / Sensual / 125,000 words)
Loved this Adventurous Fantasy!
After Wrynne du Mere uses her magical healing abilities to save the King's Champion, Sir Thaydor, the two find it impossible to resist the feelings and desire they experience for one another, They join forces to find out what evil power is threatening their land, and they begin to believe that the battle where Sir Thaydor almost lost his life was deliberately staged in a manner that would ensure that he would not survive. As they seek to discover the evil treachery that is at work, their safety, lives, and the entire kingdom are at stake.
Paladin's Prize is a romantic fantasy adventure that is whimsical and charming. It has danger, love, and magic. The hero, Sir Thaydor, is a man above reproach, who values honor above all. Wrynne is a sweet young woman whose wish is to help those who need her power for healing. The two make a fine couple, and it was fun to read about them. I enjoyed the story of Sir Thaydor and Wrynne attempting to save their kingdom. I was engrossed in the book from beginning to end and am looking forward to the nest installment in the series. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.