Thanks to Netgalley and Perfect Analogy publishing for giving me this book to review.
Sam is a Paladin trainee, who despite his size has great potential and skill with a sword. However, Sam is not what anyone thinks, he is actually Lady Samantha, daughter of the Duke of Haywood, who after the death of her mother is more interested in killing demons than becoming a wife. She is being trained by her hero Tristan Lyons, the man who saved her life. Tristan is also training Braeden, who is a half demon with a dark past. As demons are wreaking more havoc than ever and rebellion stirring in the west, a war is coming and Sam must pick a side but will it cost her the secret of her identity, her life or the life of her friends?
Paladin is a really enjoyable fantasy book with adventure, romance, and a great friendship and comradery between the three main characters. It is fast paced and has three different POV. There was lots of awkward and funny moments in the book but I would have liked to have seen more of the training at the fortress. I am glad there was not really a love triangle between the three main characters.
Sam is stubborn, fierce, caring about her friends and would fight for them, and has a big mouth and never backs down. Tristan is the typical hero as he is brave, handsome, loyal and courageous and I think I liked him more than Braeden as I prefer good guys. Braeden is a bad boy who is just as stubborn as Sam, and because he is a half demon, he has built walls around himself.
Even though I guessed who the villain was going to be this book ends on a cliff-hanger and I hope there are more books in this series. I would recommend Paladin to people who enjoyed reading books by Tamora Pierce.