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The Last Four Things

Paul Hoffman

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. Absolute power is within his grasp - the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife.

But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.

Paul Hoffman is the author of three previous novels, The Left Hand of God (2010), The Wisdom of Crocodiles (2000), which predicted the collapse of the world financial system, and The Golden Age of Censorship (2007), a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
28/04/2011
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
432
US
Penguin Group US (Dutton)
Translation
David Higham Associates
Film
David Higham Associates
Serial
David Higham Associates
Audio (Unabridged)
David Higham Associates
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