Wowee! The Paladin is a ride. Not only is it a humorous and fun read but it's very original. This book follows the mission of one Maggie Black, paladin extrodinare, on her quest to stop a devoted husband from lifiting a curse put on his wife that has kept her entrapped for hundreds of years. Oh - did I mention the wife is a supernatural demon who has the power to destroy the world? Or that her husband uses witches and shape-shifters to stop Maggie? And how about the fact that Maggie works for an angel named Larry and owns a sword that's really a demon? And the fun just starts there. Wait until you meet the hypocritical town preacher or Silas Cole, the once-thought murderer who is actually the worlds savior?
The Paladin is pure entertainment. Nothing really deep. My only critiques would be the cover art (not a good representation of the book) and the characters are slightly shallow (but I was so excited to read the next page that it didn't bother me one bit). Read this book for the pure joy of reading or for a laugh. It's easily picked up, put down, and picked up again. If you like fantasy set in the real world, stories featuring a strong female lead, characters that span the range of human personality, even action set to an intriguing background, try The Paladin.
Recommended for older teens and adults. 4.5 stars!