English Title: The Faraway Paladin
Japanese Title: 最果てのパラディン — Saihate no Paladin – “Ultimate Paladin”
Author: Kanata Yanagino
Illustrator: Kususaga Rin
Translator: James Rushton
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: 4 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 4 (In Progress)
Note: Volume 3 was split in two separate parts for both the Japanese and English releases.
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: 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.”
If you liked The Faraway Paladin, you might also want to try…
- Goblin Slayer – dark fantasy elements
- Overlord – dark fantasy elements
- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – dark fantasy elements
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