Paladins

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

Paladins Publisher's Summary

In the 17th century, in an alternate universe, much of Europe, Asia, and the New World are part of an Empire ruled from England. The Order of Crown, Shield, and Dragon is a legion of special agents for the Crown: special emissaries in time of peace, and invincible warriors in more violent times. They carry special weapons: swords, each of which contains the soul of someone of great power. Even in the hands of a knight of the Order, even wielded in the cause of righteousness, a red sword is terribly dangerous to its owner and all around him. In less virtuous hands, a red sword is the most dangerous and powerful weapon known to mankind. Now, three knights of the Order have just tracked down a previously unknown red sword which was found on a Grecian shore, and which shows all signs of having been recently forged. Worse, the mind encased in the sword remembers that it was only one of many which were cached in the hold of a mysterious sailing ship, origin unknown.

©2004 Joel Rosenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Paladins

    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In the 17th century, in an alternate universe, much of Europe, Asia, and the New World are part of an Empire ruled from England. The Order of Crown, Shield, and Dragon is a legion of special agents for the Crown: special emissaries in time of peace, and invincible warriors in more violent times. They carry special weapons: swords, each of which contains the soul of someone of great power. Even in the hands of a knight of the Order, even wielded in the cause of righteousness, a red sword is terribly dangerous to its owner and all around him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ok quick read, but nothing to write home about.

    • By Cliff on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $29.08

  • Book 2

    • Paladins II: Knight Moves

    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In the 17th century, in an alternate universe, Mordred defeated King Arthur - known as "Arthur the Tyrant" - and founded an Empire now ruling much of Europe, Asia, and the New World and ably defended by the Order of Crown, Shield, and Dragon. These special agents carry swords, each containing the soul of someone of great power. Even in the hands of a knight of the Order, and wielded in the cause of righteousness, such a sword is terribly dangerous to its owner and all around him: A single red sword can defeat an ordinary army.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but with a warning

    • By Cliff on 02-12-14

    Regular price: $24.25