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  • Saint of Steel Series # 1
  • By: T. Kingfisher
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)
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Paladin's Grace

By: T. Kingfisher
Narrated by: Joel Richards
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Summary

Stephen's god died on the longest day of the year....

Three years later, Stephen is a broken paladin, living only for the chance to be useful before he dies. But all that changes when he encounters a fugitive named Grace in an alley and witnesses an assassination attempt gone wrong. Now the pair must navigate a web of treachery, beset on all sides by spies and poisoners, while a cryptic killer stalks one step behind....

From the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Swordheart and The Twisted Ones comes a saga of murder, magic, and love on the far side of despair.

©2020 T. Kingfisher (P)2021 Tantor

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Simply exquisite!

This was an incredible book!
The world building was so intriguing; the characters well written and multifaceted; the descriptions and prose was on point, and the plot well paced and interesting.
The best, though, was the odd mix of grim topics and dry humour. The story had me choked up or grimacing one moment, then laughing the next.
Simply exquisite!

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Delightful, witty and more than a little strange

Thoroughly enjoyable, and a perfect match of narrator to novel. I can't wait to treat myself to the next one (and hopefully get a little glimpse of Grace in passing). I adored Swordheart but couldn't get on with the narration of the audiobook, I'm very happy to be enjoying the author's other works in the same world as much as the hard copies.

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Just what I wanted

I was really hoping the 3rd book would feature galen! I felt that after Stephan and Istvhan found their loves that Galen needed to as well. This book had just as much plot as the first two though. I was a bit unsure where the story would go as the author chose to solve the mystery of the smoothe men at the end of the second book but I think this new mystery worked well. All in all an enjoyable conclusion to the trilogy.

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Such a fun read!

This story has been written and told in such a way it had me laughing out loud and then holding my breath in anticipation. Some parts honestly feel like the sort of conversations that would happen at a DnD table. This left me with very warm feelings towards the characters, I am getting the next book just a soon as this review is posted.

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Paladins Grace

Very enjoyable story and whilst a romance it was also a fine adventure or was it the other way round. I am enjoying the work of T Kingfisher greatly and will be looking for a fifth story to listen to. Before I forget the narrator Jesse Vilinsky did an excellent job bringing everything to life.

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Enjoyable story, disliked narration

I enjoyed the story and the development of the characters but did not like the narration. It got better / you got used to it but I think the book would benefit from a more animated narrator.

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Dragged my way through it…

I really wanted to enjoy this book after reading all the positive reviews. I couldn’t get into it, I found the world introduction weak, the character back stories rushed and disjointed and the story line both rushed in places and very slow in others. After finishing this book I tried the second in the series but only made it 3 chapters before returning it. I have enjoyed other T.Kingfisher books, but this one definitely wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Amazing story, narration gets better

I’m a big fan of T Kingfisher’s work and her paladins so I was overjoyed when I saw that this was being turned into an audio book. I was initially a bit disappointed with the narration as I find her books lend themselves to a more animated reading voice but by the end it had grown on me and I find myself impatient for the next book in the series!

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Incredibly charming

My gateway book to T Kingfisher's works and now, thanks to the audiobook, my partner's as well!

While it's definitely a romance first fantasy second book the world building is a subtle delight to me.
The characters are consistent and understandable - you can quickly get a feel for what they'll do and why, with plenty of fun banter along the way.

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Simply delightfull!

The story was very entertaining
the writing was charming
and the narration was exquisite!

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