Paladin's Grace

T. Kingfisher

fiction fantasy mystery romance
adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced

400 pages | first published 2020

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.

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adventurous 86%
funny 86%
lighthearted 42%
emotional 34%
mysterious 31%
hopeful 28%
dark 15%
relaxing 7%
tense 7%
inspiring 5%
reflective 5%
challenging 2%
sad 2%


medium 61%
fast 32%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 71% | Plot: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 96% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 51% | No: 40% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 6%

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