Hello Avid Readers. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about Paladin by Montana Ash. The second book in her adult paranormal romance series, Elemental Paladins.
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Title: Paladin by Montana Ash
Series: Elemental Paladins #2
Published by MoshPit Publishing on 25 April, 2016
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 292
Ancient knights ... with a modern twist! Honour. Duty. Loyalty. Control.
These are the principles Darius lives by - almost to the point of obsession. They had forged him into a noble knight but had also cost him the woman of his dreams and wrought a non-relenting hatred for his personal nemeses; the chades. When a tiny, redheaded, whirlwind of trouble descends upon him and his fellow knights in a flurry of questions and impossibilities, Darius finds himself struggling to reconcile his past values with his future desires.
For Diana, the arrival of Max brings with it a portent; revolution. As a paladin of death, acceptance is at her core. So embracing the sarcastic powerhouse as her sworn liege is easy. But embracing a certain air paladin who is a pathological rule-follower? Well, that wasn't so easy, despite the attraction they have shared for centuries.
With Darius confronted by his demons and a bitter Warden bent on exacting revenge, will the two knights ever reach their happily ever after?
Review Format: eBook
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Montana Ash is an attending author at RARE19 in London, which is why I sought out her books. I am so glad I did and I can’t wait to meet her in a couple of weeks. 🙂
I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). The rest of my book reviews are in a mini format like this.
So, what did I think about Paladin?
Montana Ash is still a new-to-me author but I thank my friend Nikki who brought her to my attention just recently. Once again the story in this book just blew me away! I devoured it; I loved Ms Ash’s writing style, the pace she set for her story and the balance she created in her gripping plot-line. The characters she has created are complex souls that exhibit all the traits that I crave; intelligence, camaraderie, humour and a soul deep love. This story brought out do many emotions; fear, fury, yummy tingles and yes, I did blubber like a baby at times too (I won’t tell you how often or when) but I I also chuckled out loud too at the banter.
This book focuses on the relationship between Darius and Diana. If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you will know that I enjoy a story more when the female main character is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Oh goodness me, Diana may be Queen of Stubborn but she definitely ticked all my boxes and then some, she also has a great sense of humour, sarkiness and an innate sense of right and wrong that seems to be present in most of Ms Ash’s Elemental Paladins.
Paladin is a bloody good book. Although I’ve rated it 5 stars I was a bit miffed at the ending. It seems that Ms Ash likes to end her books with a MAJOR hook. Although isn’t a perilous life-or-death situation, it feels to me like it’s ending mid scene. I’d already bought and downloaded the first three books as they were all on sale at 99p. Therefore, luckily I won’t have to wait long before starting Chade.
This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.
I’d recommend Paladin to adults who love stories about kickass heroines and damaged alphas. Passionate adult paranormal romance with story-lines about prejudice and fighting for what’s right.
Elemental Paladins Series by Montana Ash
It’s never too late to jump into this amazing series. Click on the books below to read my reviews or buy a copy yourself.
- Warden (Elemental Paladins #1) (2015)
- Paladin (Elemental Paladins #2) (2016)
- Chade (Elemental Paladins #3) (2016)
- Ranger (Elemental Paladins #4) (2017)
- Custodian (Elemental Paladins #5) (2018)
- Revolution (Elemental Paladins #6) (2019)
- Reckoning (Elemental Paladins #7) (2020)
Buy any of the books in the Elemental Paladins series in print or ebook at the usual retailers, including:
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review for Paladin. I hope I’ve sparked your interest, not only in this book but in Montana Ash too.
Bye for now,