Paul Hoffman's novel of astonishing scope and imagination, featuring a darkly gifted teenage boy at the center of a brutal holy war, grabs the reader from its incredible opening lines and refuses to let go. The Left Hand of God is the first novel in an epic, ambitious trilogy that will prove irresistible to the readers who have turned the Inheritance Cycle, Twilight, and the His Dark Materials series into publishing phenomena.
The Left Hand of God is the story of sixteen-year-old Thomas Cale, who has grown up imprisoned at the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, a fortress run by a secretive sect of warrior monks in a distant, dystopian past. He is one of thousands of boys who train all day in hand-to-hand combat, in preparation for a holy war that only the High Priests know is now imminent. He has no reason to think he's special, no idea there's another world outside the compound's walls, and no hope for a life any different from the one he already knows.
And then, Cale opens a door.
What follows is a daring escape, an unlikely alliance, a desperate pursuit, a journey of incredible discovery, and an adventure the likes of which Cale could never possibly have imagined, culminating in Cale's astonishing realization that he alone has the power to save his world- or to destroy it.
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'Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary'. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die. His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price...not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not.About the Author:
Paul Hoffman is the author of two previous novels, The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system, and The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor.
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Book Description Michael Joseph, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition first impression in new condition signed and lined by author to title page, no markings, this is a brand new book, jacket in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18944799052
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Book Description Michael Joseph, 2010. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First (1st) Edition. Book is Unread . SIGNED & DATED by Paul Hoffman . Front/Back: New . Spine: New . Printing: 1 . NOT price-clipped . Year: 2010. Signed by Paul Hoffman. Bookseller Inventory # 1048
Book Description Penguin/Michael Joseph, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed, with quote: "Nobody likes us we don't care." and dated 27 01 2010 to the title page by author, Paul Hoffman. Paul has also added a small hangman doodle. Both hardcover and dustwrapper are new in fine unreadcondition.***************PACKED WITH PLENTY OF PROTECTION. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000322