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The Faraway Paladin (Saihate no Paladin)

- 6/10/2017 08:52:00 AM
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Saihate no Paladin

The Faraway Paladin Volume 1 Cover

The Faraway Paladin / Saihate no Paladin is a Light Novel series written by Kanata Yanagina and illustrated by Kususaga Rin. Published by J-Novel Club this series has 3 volumes released.


In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he's being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy, and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: "Who am I?" Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man's land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin. "I promised you. It's gonna take a while, but I'll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It's the story of how we died, and it's the reason you grew up here.

Series Information

  • Original Title: Saihate no Paladin, 最果てのパラディン
  • Book format: Ebook
  • Languange:English US
  • Author:
  • Illustrator: Kususaga Rin
  • Translator: James Rushton
  • Editor: Alicia Ashby, Sasha McGlynn
  • Tags: reincarnation, medieval, fantasy, mythology, sword, sorcery
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
  • Original Run: March 2016 – ongoing
  • English Run: February 2017 – ongoing
  • Japanese Publisher: Overlap Bunko (Overlap)
  • English Publisher: J-Novel Club
  • Volumes in Japanese: 3 (In Progress)
  • Volumes in English: 2 (In Progress)
  • Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7

List of Volumes

Volume 1 — The Boy in the City of the Dead
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Released February 2, 2017 — ASIN: B01N0EPMN4
Volume 2 — The Archer of Beast Woods
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Released April 27, 2017 — ASIN: B01N70102V

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Series Reviews

Such a wonderful book. As a martial artist and a father, I broke down crying at half a dozen points in the book. Not because it is sad -far from it- but out of the sheer beauty of a son being raised by a good father and a loving mother, and growing into a strong, good man who loves them back, and must one day tell them goodbye.
This is a powerful book to fit in such a lighthearted genre. Read it - you will not be disappointed.

I read many light novels for simple escapism. They are like cotton candy; sweet, simple and soon forgotten. Lately, given how similar so many of these stories are, I have had to read several pages of a sequent novel before I remember the exact story I am in. Not the issue here. This story stands out in its uniqueness and maturity. It is still a sweet light novel, but more a Napoléon pastry than sugar fluff.

Story nice cool heroic main character needs a main plot though right now he's just running around feels like. He needs a long epic quest to find fighters and stuff for the demon king.


If you have money to spare and you like adventures pick it up otherwise pass, as for me this series is worth reading because i like some dark fantasy adventure novel.
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