When Lincoln calls for volunteers to put down the rebellion, four friends become soldiers for different reasons. Freedom. Justice. Love. Revenge. But they’re united by a secret… one of them is a girl in disguise.
“This is my country, and I aim to fight for it. You can help me, or get out of my way. Your choice.”
Hidden under an over-sized uniform and a false name, Saoirse Callahan strives to prove herself as strong and brave as any other soldier. But when an old enemy appears in camp, she knows it’s only a matter of time before her identity is exposed. And what will happen to her friends if she’s discovered?
“I’m quite certain what I am willing to die for. But taking a life is another matter entirely.”
Westleigh Kavanagh is a scholar, not a soldier. Still he enlists, because he believes their cause is holy–freedom for all, at any cost. When the bullets start flying, he wonders if he’s not made a terrible mistake. Too late to turn back, Westleigh prays that they’ll all make it home safely. But can his soul survive the journey?
"An inspirational work of historical fiction. MacTavish has crafted an admirable female protagonist in sixteen-year-old Saoirse. The author’s words effectively resonate and paint vivid pictures for her readers, and she deftly leaves the reader wanting more with a cliffhanger ending that will have readers waiting for the next book in the series. Paladin is a unique and moving novel that is sure to please fans of both YA and adult historical fiction." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★