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21st Mar '13 12:12:53 AM Xtifr
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'''The Paladin''' is a 1988 stand-alone LowFantasy novel by Creator/CJCherryh, better known for her science fiction. In a land resembling [[ImperialChina medieval China]] in some ways and similar-period Japan in others, young pig-keeper Taizu shows up at the door of legendary, exiled swordsman Master Saukendar, seeking martial training so that she can exact {{revenge}} on those who killed her family. Saukendar has turned down every hopeful who's ascended his mountain to disturb his exile, but Taizu is determined to be the exception.
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'''The Paladin''' ''The Paladin'' is a 1988 stand-alone LowFantasy novel by Creator/CJCherryh, better known for her science fiction. In a land resembling [[ImperialChina medieval China]] in some ways and similar-period Japan in others, young pig-keeper Taizu shows up at the door of legendary, exiled swordsman Master Saukendar, seeking martial training so that she can exact {{revenge}} on those who killed her family. Saukendar has turned down every hopeful who's ascended his mountain to disturb his exile, but Taizu is determined to be the exception.
11th Jan '13 6:36:58 PM Xtifr
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Written in the same year as the final volume of the MorgaineCycle, ''Exile's Gate'', ''The Paladin'' has a very similar feel. It takes the same Asian, Samurai-influenced aspects seen in Vanye and applies them to a more Asian world and (unusually for a Cherryh viewpoint character) a more mature man, inverting the age and experience dynamic of the Morgaine series but not so much the emotional one.
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Written in the same year as the final volume of the MorgaineCycle, ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'', ''Exile's Gate'', ''The Paladin'' has a very similar feel. It takes the same Asian, Samurai-influenced aspects seen in Vanye and applies them to a more Asian world and (unusually for a Cherryh viewpoint character) a more mature man, inverting the age and experience dynamic of the Morgaine series but not so much the emotional one.
6th Jan '13 7:30:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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The Archer was renamed to Archer Archetype; wicks only saying "they use a bow" are being deleted.
* TheArcher -- As befits a {{samurai}}, Shoka is a highly skilled bowman as well as a sword-master, a skill that proves useful for hunting in his exile. When Taizu shows up on his mountain, she's already skilled with a bow, since bows are weapons permitted to peasants. Her bow is crude and self-made, but her technique is not. Shoka's calm, strategic view of battle fits the trope quite well, and he teaches Taizu to view combat that way too.
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* TheArcher ArcherArchetype -- As befits a {{samurai}}, Shoka is a highly skilled bowman as well as a sword-master, a skill that proves useful for hunting in his exile. When Taizu shows up on his mountain, she's already skilled with a bow, since bows are weapons permitted to peasants. Her bow is crude and self-made, but her technique is not. Shoka's calm, strategic view of battle fits the trope quite well, and he teaches Taizu to view combat that way too.
23rd Jul '12 11:03:51 AM captainpat
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Hot Amazon is now a redirect to Amazonian Beauty and has been transplanted to Amazon Chaser
* HotAmazon -- what Taizu becomes, especially in Shoka's opinion (he definitely averts NoGuyWantsAnAmazon).
9th Jun '12 5:28:05 PM Xtifr
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'''The Paladin''' is a 1988 stand-alone LowFantasy novel by [[CJCherryh C.J. Cherryh]], better known for her science fiction. In a land resembling [[ImperialChina medieval China]] in some ways and similar-period Japan in others, young pig-keeper Taizu shows up at the door of legendary, exiled swordsman Master Saukendar, seeking martial training so that she can exact {{revenge}} on those who killed her family. Saukendar has turned down every hopeful who's ascended his mountain to disturb his exile, but Taizu is determined to be the exception.
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'''The Paladin''' is a 1988 stand-alone LowFantasy novel by [[CJCherryh C.J. Cherryh]], Creator/CJCherryh, better known for her science fiction. In a land resembling [[ImperialChina medieval China]] in some ways and similar-period Japan in others, young pig-keeper Taizu shows up at the door of legendary, exiled swordsman Master Saukendar, seeking martial training so that she can exact {{revenge}} on those who killed her family. Saukendar has turned down every hopeful who's ascended his mountain to disturb his exile, but Taizu is determined to be the exception.
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