Paragon Lost

Paragon Lost

A Chronicle of the King's Blades

Book - 2003
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Many legends have emerged from the shadows of Ironhall, yet surely none can surpass the greatness and glory predestined for Sir Beaumont -- possessor of the purest and strongest of hearts, and a mind as quick, keen, and accurate as his sword. But the day he sets out in the service of the elderly Lord Wassail turns to a black one, and young Beau's journey ends in horror and blood ... and disgrace. Banished from the King's Blades, he now faces a grim future as a homeless pariah, a creature to be shunned and despised. But redemption can come from unexpected directions and in unrecognizable guises. Approached in secret by the legendary Durendal, now Grand Master of the Order, the dishonored paragon is offered one last chance to win back his weapon and his place among his brothers in arms. But to do so, Beau must ride alone back through the icy gates of Hell ... and do battle with the Devil himself. Bound to absolute loyalty by a magical ritual, the King's Blades are the finest swordsmen in all Chivial. Sir Beaumont is possibly the best of them all--until he is sent on a dangerous mission to escort a royal princess from the treacherous court of the insane tyrant, Igor.
Publisher: New York : Eos, ©2003
ISBN: 9780380818358
0380818353
Characteristics: viii, 433 pages ; 18 cm

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andreareads
Dec 08, 2010

This was my favourite of all the King's Blades books. On the one hand, I suspect it's best to read the books in the order they were written and come to this one with a deeper understanding of this world and especially how its magic works. On the other hand the plot stands alone, so you could just jump right in and start reading here. If you love sword and sorcery this is a must read.

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