|| Goodreads Monday || The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman || #Fantasy #Dystopian
|| Goodreads Monday||
This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy peasy!
I have a huge “want to read” list on goodreads at the moment so ill be using a random number generator to pick one from the list to talk about. So without further ado….
The magic number is 606! Which means that the featured book this week is The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman. Currently rated 3.65 based on over 17000 reviews and was published in January 2010.
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: January 7th 2010
“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.
Reasons I want to read;
As you all know by now I do love a good fantasy/dystopian and what I love about this one is it sounds a bit like its about a cult. Religious fanaticism! I love me a bit of that. Some of the reviews are not great but I am never one to let other people’s opinions put me off reading something. I am looking forward to giving this a try!
Have you read this or is it on your tbr? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!