The Left Hand of God

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 737 ratings

The Left Hand of God Publisher's Summary

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 16-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.

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

    • The Left Hand of God

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    The Left Hand of God is the story of 16-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed every minute

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Left Hand of God

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good idea, poor execution

    • By Raphael on 07-31-11

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 2

    • The Last Four Things

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    The epic story of Thomas Cale continues as the Redeemers use his prodigious gifts to further their sacred goal: the extinction of humankind and the end of the world.To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, "the last four things" represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss - or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the wait

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-14-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Last Four Things

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Totally dissappointing sequel

    • By jkl on 10-10-14

    Regular price: $25.59

  • 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 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wow Hoffman, what the?

    • By Jason on 09-03-13

    Regular price: $25.59

    • The Beating of His Wings

    • By: Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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 who created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't believe the bad reviews. Definitely credit worthy

    • By Winford on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $24.50