In My Mailbox #17

In my mailbox is a meme that can be found over at The Story Siren, intending to share any books bought/gifted/borrowed over time. I’ve decided to post these on Wednesdays sporadically, with the intention to share what I’ve got my hands on recently. Thanks to primarily Goodreads for blurbs and covers. Links are sometimes provided if you’re interested in buying any of the books, which will go through my Amazon Associates account, or reading a few reviews.

I almost forgot this one! Didn’t grab much this week either, a couple of cookbooks for Dan which I won’t bother listing and this one:

The Left Hand of God (Thomas Cale #1) – Paul Hoffman

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.

Genre: Fantasy

I can’t even remember if this was on my wishlist, but it sounds interesting and I had seen it listed somewhere fantasy-based before. It’s been in the charity shop for a couple of weeks now, though I didn’t really notice it until today when I was re-labelling it so thought I’d get hold of it and give it a go.

I did find a bunch of Wheel of Time books in the J box as well, I was quite excited. 11, 10, 2, 4, 3.. no book 1. Le sigh, oh well :P.

4 thoughts on “In My Mailbox #17”

  1. I like the sound of that one, thanks for the tip. I’ve just started re-reading Ice & Fire too, the new TV show made me realise it’s been almost a decade since I first read Game of Thrones, but I’m sure I can fit this one in as well. Always more time for a good book!

  2. Never heard of that book before, but it sounds like it could be a very fun book. Definitely going onto my wish list.

    I think you are picking a good time to start reading the Wheel of Time books. The last book is coming out this autumn, so you can read them all at once. When the last book arrives I will have to re-read all of the previous ones, since I have forgotten most of the plot. Can’t complain too much about re-reading good/decent books though 🙂

    1. One of the comments in the cover says, “If Abercrombie and Rothfuss had a baby it might write something as screwed up as The Left Hand of God” xD Sounds like my kinda book 😛

      And yus, I won’t be reading them yet. Song of Ice and Fire first and I’m a pretty slow reader!

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