If you are a fan of the series, or simply appreciate a blend of sci-fi, thriller, romance, and comedy, then you should check out this book.
But while there is a romantic element to this novel, and a man who falls in love for Ista, that is only a subplot. The main plot deals with saving a community...Paladin of Souls is a terrific fantasy novel, one I think most readers will enjoy. I certainly did, so I recommend it to others. For me, this one rates a B+.
The pace sped up considerably as the novel continued, but the slow pace in the first third is my main issue with this book...This time, I’m very glad we did go back since I enjoyed and appreciated the rest of The Curse of Chalion so much more. This time it gets a B.