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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.

Allystaire Coldbourne travels 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.

©2016 Daniel M. Ford (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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BEST STORY IN A LONG TIME!

This was by far one of, if not, the best I've ever heard. I am sooooo ready for the second book it has me wanting more and wanting more....well done!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Starts off strong, then meanders

The story starts off strong, then meanders, then loses all focus.

Michael Kramer is top notch as always, idk what the other reviewer meant, but Michael is one of the finest narrators of our time

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The Paladin novel I've been looking for

Really enjoyed it, great narrator in my opinion, wish main character was quite so grumpy

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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give it a chance

the first 6 chapters were kimd of slow and a little boring but once the characters were built I was totally invested and couldn't stop listening. i can't wait for the second book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Terry
  • Provo, UT, United States
  • 07-27-17

In line with the greats

if you like Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson Patrick rothfuss, and Kel Kade this is another great series that you'll want to tell others about

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed It

Enjoyed it, can't wait to hear the next one. The concept is fun, and it leaves you wanting more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Can't Find fault with this Story

Let me just say I can't wait for the next book! Which I believe is out in novel form already.
As for this audio book it made me a definite fan of this series. The narration was good if unveried voice wise. Beyond that the story of a forgotten goddess of the broken,beaten and the poor rising in a world of harsh gods and brutal barons. She names a less than gallant knight her Arm, blessing him with monstrous strength and a healing left hand and ability to compell the truth from others. Her Paladin then sets off to find those that need her and the chosen who will become her Shadow,Voice, Wit and Will just as Alistair is her Arm.

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Great book - looking forward to the series

story starts somewhat abruptly, but quickly hits its stride and is entertaining the whole time.

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Love the hammer

Fun very original hooks earlier rather than later and Michael Kramer!!! So many decent books are made unbearable by a bad reader not the case here Kramer is the perfect narrator for this main character. Gritty exciting story loved it!!!

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  • Willie
  • Allen, TX, USA
  • 09-21-17

Narrator missed the mark on female characters

Over all the book was OK. There is a chance that the next book maybe better. I really didn't like how the narrator did the lead female voice. The authors description of her and the narrator performance just didn't seem on the same page.

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  • Jordan
  • 06-11-17

Vibrant, rich and developing.

What did you like most about Ordination?

Allystaire and Idgen Marte developing relationship. Idgen Martes character in general is entertaining and interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

The contrasts between the characters ideology and the way in which Allystaire is always battling himself in his decision making, this makes him feel human which also allows you to relate to him.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Mol flipping out when Allystaire bought the slaves, it felt like such a genuine reaction. This scene really brought out each character's traits to me and allowed me to think about the storytelling in a genuinely different way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book portrays each character very well and each actions that the characters take is well thought out and shows great planning when it comes to world development, the scene that moved me most was Idgen Marte standing in the doorway in just a shirt and her hair down, this felt like the moment that showed Idgen Marte's developing personality and comfort around Allystaire.

Any additional comments?

I feel the book really plays with your imagination and makes you ask questions of yourself which challenge your way thinking and show others in an understandable way.

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  • Marley
  • 05-29-17

Brilliant 👍

Definitely the greatest Paladin story that I've ever read and I've read quite a lot.

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  • Michael
  • 05-24-17

Awful Narrator; depressing monotone.

NOTE: I cannot comment on the story, as the narration was so depressing and lack luster, that I had to delete the title. Narrator sounds so serious and dark, would be better for some scientific book, reading facts, than narrate a story of fantasy.

I may be spoiled by Nick Podhel, Simon Vance or Sean Runette.

I love fantasy books, the summary looked like my kinda tale, but could not stomach the dreary narration. Do not be silly like me and buy before listening to the sample!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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