Ordination: Book One of the Paladin Trilogy

Product Details:

Series: The Paladin Trilogy
Paperback: 440 pages
ISBN-13: 9781939650344
Cover design and artwork: Kerem Beyit

About the Book:

A Country Shattered by War –

For generations, warlords fought bitterly for dominance in a land without a king, leaving a fractured, war-torn country plagued by thieves, slavers, and the servants of dark gods and darker magic…

A Fallen Knight –

Allystaire Coldbourne, former castellan of Wind’s Jaw Keep, walks away from his privileged position and into self-imposed exile amidst the ruins he’s spent a lifetime creating. In the smoking remains of a destitute village, he finds an improbable survivor, a young girl named Mol. Reluctantly, he pursues the marauders who leveled Mol’s village and sold the villagers into slavery. He follows their trail to a town of pirates and fugitives and exacts a bitter and violent justice. This sudden act of bravery and righteousness draws the attention of jealous and angry gods, embittered warlords, a downtrodden populace, and awakens a very ancient power, a long-absent goddess of mercy.

A Legendary Journey –

Allystaire is launched on a treacherous path toward his Ordination as a holy knight of legend, a Paladin, a savior of the people. But to fulfill this role, he — and the unexpected allies he finds along the way — must face the demonic, sorcerous evil that stalks the land, the wrath of gods and men, and his own dark past.


Praise for Ordination:

Ford’s debut offers compelling characters and sharp dialogue, with just enough wry humor to keep this story of unlikely faith from becoming pompous or overwrought. Allystaire is a believable hero with an interesting past, and a future that promises plenty of action and adventure.
Publishers Weekly

“Traditional fantasy…well done in every way. Highly recommended.”

— Fantasy Book of the Month Podcast

Ordination is my book of the year.”

The Leighgendarium podcast