Ordination: Book One of the Paladin Trilogy
Series: The Paladin Trilogy
Paperback: 440 pages
Cover design and artwork: Kerem Beyit
About the Book:
A Country Shattered by War –
For generations, warlords fought bitterly for dominance in a land without a king, leaving a fractured, war-torn country plagued by thieves, slavers, and the servants of dark gods and darker magic…
A Fallen Knight –
Allystaire Coldbourne, former castellan of Wind’s Jaw Keep, walks away from his privileged position and into self-imposed exile amidst the ruins he’s spent a lifetime creating. In the smoking remains of a destitute village, he finds an improbable survivor, a young girl named Mol. Reluctantly, he pursues the marauders who leveled Mol’s village and sold the villagers into slavery. He follows their trail to a town of pirates and fugitives and exacts a bitter and violent justice. This sudden act of bravery and righteousness draws the attention of jealous and angry gods, embittered warlords, a downtrodden populace, and awakens a very ancient power, a long-absent goddess of mercy.
A Legendary Journey –
Allystaire is launched on a treacherous path toward his Ordination as a holy knight of legend, a Paladin, a savior of the people. But to fulfill this role, he — and the unexpected allies he finds along the way — must face the demonic, sorcerous evil that stalks the land, the wrath of gods and men, and his own dark past.
Praise for ORDINATION:
“Ordination is my book of the year.”
— The Leighgendarium podcast
“Ford’s debut offers compelling characters and sharp dialogue, with just enough wry humor to keep this story of unlikely faith from becoming pompous or overwrought. Allystaire is a believable hero with an interesting past, and a future that promises plenty of action and adventure.”
— Publishers Weekly