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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Video Found: The Left Hand of God Trailer

A new book series is coming and it looks really fantastic. The first book is called The Left Hand of God, and it will be part one of a trilogy. Here's the synopsis:
They call him Cale.

He is destined to save the world...

...or destroy it.

In the Redeemer Sanctuary, the stronghold of a secretive sect of warrior monks, torture and death await the unsuccessful or disobedient. Raised by the Redeemers from early childhood like hundreds of other young captives, Thomas Cale has known only deprivation, punishment, and grueling training. He doesn't know that another world exists outside the fortress walls or even that secrets he can't imagine lurk behind the Sanctuary's many forbidden doorways. He doesn't know that his master Lord Bosco and the Sanctuary's Redeemers have been preparing for a holy war for centuries--a holy war that is now imminent. And Cale doesn't know that he's been noticed and quietly cultivated.

Then, Cale decides to open a door.

It's a door that leads to one of the Redeemers' darkest secrets and a choice that is really no choice at all: certain death or daring escape. Adrift in the wider world for the first time in his young life, Cale soon finds himself in Memphis, the capitol of culture--and the den of Sin. It's there that Cale discovers his prodigious gift: violence. And he discovers that after years of abuse at the hands of the Redeemers his embittered heart is still capable of loving-and breaking.

But the Redeemers won't accept the defection of their special subject without a fight. As the clash of civilizations that has been looming for thousands of years draws near, a world where the faithful are as brutal as the sinful looks to young Cale to decide its fate.
Sounds awesome, doesn't it?

Now here's the trailer (after the fold):

Hopefully I'll get to review the book. We'll see. Anyone else looking forward to this one?

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  1. This is a very polarizing book. I read and reviewed the British edition earlier this year, which I ordered because I was so hopeful. I was blown away by the first 100 pages with the world building and crazy cultures, but than big problems started to creep in and I found it hard to care about most of the characters.

  2. Well, I'll give it a shot anyway. Maybe I'll have a different reaction to it.

  3. I too was looking forward to it, until reading several reviews. From them I could tell it wasn't for me. Also doesn't help I can't seem to read much fantasy lately. Looks like me detour into espionage will continue for a bit.

  4. Jeff: You too, huh? I've been meaning to switch up genres a bit. What draws you to espionage stuff?

  5. Shaun..good question, and the answer is actually a post I have been meaning to write, so I'm doing that right after I finish this comment. Short answer is I think espionage and fantasy have a lot in common (at least to me).

  6. Well, I'm looking forward to it, then :)