Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave DuncanParagon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan

Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades

byDave Duncan

Mass Market Paperback | July 29, 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.

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 youn...
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Title:Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's BladesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380818353

ISBN - 13:9780380818358

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Duncan If you enjoyed Tales, you'll love Paragon Lost. It is arguably better than the three Tales, because this time there are no confusing plot gaps and backstory that are filled only after reading all three, although it helps to have read Tales before Paragon Lost. There is swordplay, intrigue, romance and politics told at Duncan's usual frantic pace. Be prepared for a few marathon reading sessions, because this is not a book put down easily. Duncan has firmly established himself as the king of swashbuckling fantasy and if you don't mind some minor backstory questions, this is the book to start with.
Date published: 2008-02-13

Editorial Reviews

“Duncan offers plenty of swashbuckling fantasy adventure in this outstanding stand-alone novel... Rich evocative language and superior narrative skills lift this mix of quest, swordplay, politics, love and honor high above the usual run of genre fiction.This book can only enhance Duncan’s reputation as one of the leading masters of epic fantasy.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))