"Writers like Hoffman are too rare. This wonderful book gripped me from the first chapter and dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself." -Conn Iggulden, New York Times bestselling author of The Dangerous Book for Boys
Raised from early childhood in the Redeemer Sanctuary, the stronghold of a secretive sect of warrior monks, Thomas Cale has known only deprivation, punishment, and grueling training. When he escsapes to the outside world, Cale learns that his embittered heart is still capable of loving- and breaking.
But the Redeemers won't accept the defection of their prized pupil without a fight...
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So, the first few chapters were dark and stark, so much so, that I almost quit reading. Then the whole story seemed to open up with possibilities. Very interesting book, I highly recommend it.
Redemption run Amuck
This novel starts beautifully and darkly and then turns into a story of teen angst as well as one of Redemption run amuck But I found myself amused by Hoffman's very eclectic style and his hodge-podge world, and I admit to looking forward to learning where this goes in the next novel in the series. Be warned that the dullest character is the love interest. Enough already about her alabaster skin and long neck, that goes along with the teen love story counter theme. But some of the villains are terrific.
Pleasure to read
Could not put it down. Great read