The Left Hand of God

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,372 ratings

The Left Hand of God Summary

The Left Hand of God is a stunning first installment in a remarkable epic trilogy...

"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.

©2010 Paul Hoffman (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Left Hand of God

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 622

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Robyn on 18-07-11

    Regular price: £24.00

  • Book 2

    • The Last Four Things

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    The eagerly awaited sequel to The Left Hand of God. Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. These are The Last Four Things Now there are Five. Meet Thomas Cale. Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers - Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary - the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world - fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grateful for the negative reviews - but I loved it

    • By Iain on 02-03-12

    Regular price: £24.00

  • Book 3

    • The Beating of His Wings

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 506

    Thomas Cale has been running from the truth. Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose - to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself - Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco. Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilisation in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying ending...

    • By Robyn on 12-01-14

    Regular price: £24.00