What the Book Is About:
The Final Paladin is is an updated fairy tale set in the 19th century slum of Five Points, New York. There's malicious and evil fairies, dragon-like
creatures, knights, hobgoblins, mavens, magical swords, demons, and ancient artifacts of power. This promises a lot of fun.
The thousand-year-old Frankish knight, and trainer of Paladins, Sir Godfrey, cannot pass-on until he has completed his last quest: return the Key of Apollyon to its rightful owner. A mess he created long ago trying to stop Charlemagne from using the artifact in a fit of rage on innocent by-standers. The relic is powerful and dangerous, especially should it fall into the wrong hands. A list of hands for which there is no shortage. Worse yet, the key drives Paladins insane when it stays in their
care for too long, Enter Peg Bowman, or Vermillion as she was named at birth.
When Peg finds her older brother, Archie, slain in an alley, she is set upon by both
mortal and supernatural assailants. Godfrey appears from no where to
aid her and she soon she finds herself up to her eyeballs in chivalric duty
and family guilt. Since Archie was the last rightful heir and protector of the key,
it falls to her to marry and have children to raise another protector. Something
Peg wants no part in. Then she discovers that there is another way. Peg reluctantly
takes up the mantle and is going to end the mess, or die trying.