Sebastian's Way: The Paladin Earns a B.R.A.G. Medallion!

Please join me in congratulating George Steger! Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, his historical fiction novel, Sebastian's Way: The Paladin, Book Two of The Sebastian Chronicles, has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion!

The B.R.A.G. Medallion is awarded by indieBRAG, an organization that supports and promotes independently published books. After a rigorous selection and screening process, only ten percent of the books they consider are awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group).

I had the pleasure of working with George on a developmental edit, copyedit, and cover design. Here's what indieBRAG had to say about Sebastian's Way: The Paladin:

"Book II of the Sebastian trilogy, like Book I, is far from just a military account of the wars of the Charlemagne era. To be sure it is a tale of valor, set in the “Dark Ages” world of the 8th century. But the tale is told within a context of morality and honor – and of love. It even becomes a full-fledged epic drama as forbidden romance swelters throughout the plot."

“He’s alive.” With these two words, the world as Sebastian knows it will never be the same. After several years of hard-won domestic bliss bolstered by his status as one of King Charlemagne’s most trusted advisers, the news that his cousin Konrad—his sworn enemy and the abusive first husband of his beloved wife, Adela—is alive means that their marriage is not valid in the eyes of the almighty Church. Even the king is no match for the dictates of the Church, and Sebastian has no choice but to watch as the love of his life enters a convent.

Heartbroken and set adrift, Sebastian embarks on a series of reckless escapades, hell bent on killing Konrad or himself, whichever comes first. But he accomplishes neither and grudgingly accepts Charlemagne’s offer to make him one of his twelve paladins, men who hold the king’s absolute trust to undertake the most important missions for the realm. After helping to force the once-mighty Avar nation into submission, the king sends Sebastian to the capitals of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. In each city, thrust into foreign worlds of intrigue and danger, he faces complicated diplomatic tasks with slender chances of success. Transformed from a faithful, idealistic youth into a bitter warrior ensconced in the violence of Charlemagne and surrounded by enemies, Sebastian’s arduous journey transforms into one not just for the glory of his king, but for his very life and the reclamation of his soul.  

Sebastian's Way: The Paladin is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the ebook edition is only $3.99. Visit George's website and add the book to your shelves on Goodreads.

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