Freefall. Story from Paul Hoffman's novel The Wisdom of Crocodiles (). Available for download in PDF, EPUB, MOBI and AWZ3 format. Left Hand of God Trilogy has 8 entries in the series. Left Hand of God Trilogy ( Series). Book 1. Paul Hoffman Author (). cover image of The Left Hand of. The Left Hand of God (The Left Hand of God, #1), The Last Four Things (The Left Hand of God, #2), The Beating of His Wings (The Left Hand of God, #3), a.
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The left hand of God / Paul Hoffman. p. cm. eISBN: 1. Teenage boys—Fiction. 2. Monasteries—Fiction. 3. Religious fanaticism—Fiction. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 9 Up–Paul Hoffman's first title (Dutton, ) in a projected trilogy is a complex, multilayered fantasy that. Author: Paul Hoffman The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God, 2nd edition LeGuin, Ursula K. - Ekumen 04 - The Left Hand of Darkness.
I thought at first the ending was awful until I googled it and found out it was the first in a trilogy. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Why even include a map if your going to simply ignore it. Ive read all these comments but I must taking crazy pills! This notion is a rather ambivalent one.
I am kinda annoyed how most of you throw this off as a average book.
With some vague reason. That to you sounds like a justifiable excuse. But like a lot of others on this forum. I finished the book in about 4 hours. Sadly due to life it couldn't be all in one sitting like i would of hoped.
One of you earlier Said that you do not this there is enough character development. Were The main character spends the biggest part of the book. Trying to change him self. And at the same time trying to change the feeling's of another person to were they eventually match. And you also have the character development of a So called simpleton given a advantage and eventually making his was to a respectable place in there society. These were both well planned and wrote character transformation.
A next point the same person maid.
Was saying that the plot is like a string of sausages. There were a few instances of incongruity. But that could just be for shadowing.
The plot is a big puzzle. As Cale lies to them. The author also gives us little tid-bits.
And beside describing near the end of the chapter the book keeps us in the dark about the true nature of why cale is so special. There could be a great bit more detail and Interaction wrote out. But the lack of it is not taking away from the story in the least. The geography relies on the description in the name.
I ask you this how can geology be vauge when there is a map, With correct geological description. If you don't know that the lil bumps or things that look like a tree on a map stands for then I shouldn't be making fun of you.
Seriously the map is in ancient like style but with the same detail that you can tell what's going on It's not Lord of the rings detailed.
But i don't think you can compare much to that. You seem to question the author on his world. The materazzi Do not seem like a single people in history to me The way of there culture seems to be choice bits and pieces from other races.
But unless the author get on here him sell to say all we can really do is think for are selves. I hear a lot of crytasism on here for the addition of comical moments to the stark contrast of the Cruel and Dreadful. I find that the author Mixed it perfectly to were he could describe the worlds horros one chapter but leave you with out the soul crushing depression with lightness in the next.
I loved this book. Could it be better Every Thing Can. If any thing i would like to see more length in the next one.. With out Deceit JonseyMcFly. More great comments - thank you all for them; one thing to add is that very few series so intrigued me to their direction as this one and the next book is one of the biggest awaited for me.
I just finished it and I thought it was extremely good. Although it dragged at some parts overall it was very intriguing and ended way before i wanted it to.
I am greatly anticipating the release of the sequels. Does anyone know what the first sequel will be titled, so that i may keep an eye out for it. There is a map in the book I've got but if it somehow misses from other editions it's here http: I've just started the book and so far I'm enjoying it very much. It's enticing and different, plus it already has me online snooping around for information. Most reviews I have read have usually picked on this book for it's "lack of identity" or how it defies 'classification'.
My question is, is this really a liability? Maybe the fact that it's type is so unusual and surprising should be something to be commended. After all, if it was book easy to define and classify, then there's nothing new and exciting about that is there?
I like the idea of reading something that doesn't smoothly fit in to our predefined ideas of what books should be.
Then again, I've only read the first part of the book. Time will tell? I find this very interesting to read. Just as the majority here, I found myself puzzled with the paradoxicalities within the novel. I won't be discussing the intended audience for this novel.
At first glance, one could be confused by the anachronistic nature of The Left Hand. Yet, if one digs deeper and incorporates the influences that have led to this book see the Acknowledgements, but also movies such as 'The Gladiator', etc , the oppositions could be clarified.
Firstly, the anachronisms. One could also argue that this landscape is a recovered post-apocalyptic one, where the redeemers have held a purgatorial cleansing and where all was swept off the face of the earth.
Then the smoking, the ruling of the government, the diplomatic nature and the variety of independent institutes have survived, but some things had to be re-invented or re-gained. Such as medical knowledge, gesture language, etc… In this view the hanged-believer a paradox on this Christian belief could be seen as a new saviour. Secondly, the notion religion. This notion is a rather ambivalent one. On the one hand, it renders all arguments useless. On the other hand, it is the core around which the story revolves.
I have to dig into the novel a bit more to find out what is really intended. Is he making a new religion like Yoda in the UK? Is he making fun of the Christian belief in his protestant background?
Is he predicting a religious apocalypse? Is he not making fun of the Christian religion, but of the Islam — in the sense of the new atheists? Then again, this novel does not show us any proud atheist belief? I just finished it and i was really bored during the last battle becasue it was a total copy of Bernard Cornwell's book "Azincourt" that describes a battle in the 15th century between the English bowmen and the Frankish armored men-at-arms. The book was average with only a small amount of adventure and bloody battles.
I liked the rimes used by IddrisPukke but still Actually the copying has been done by everyone who wrote about Azincourt including Mr. Cornwell - Mr. Hoffman indicates some of his sources in The Last Four Things and he used a lot of references but I am pretty sure they are mostly classics.
Hi Lydia! The second book is called "The Last Four Things". The US version comes out on August 4, This book is an excellent piece of fantasy art! I really do not understand your complains about the world Hoffman invented. Why does it matter if the things are "mixed"?! I mean why should it follow a strict line when dealing with history? The book does not have even one boring part, it does not slow down even for a moment, while it stays completely unpredictable.
With the described kind of knife, he was killing prisoners in a death camp.
I was so disappointed when I turned the last page! Was hoping it's 'to be continued' So hopefully by the time I finish reading the 2nd one, the last book will be available! So looking forward to it. Timeframe and my train of thoughts might not make sense, but I bought The Left Hand of God late last year i. Ive read all these comments but I must taking crazy pills! The map makes absolutely no sense when taking with the directions in the book.
Like the redeemer's eastern front. According to the map that would be with memphis but clearly its indicated that its not. ON the map its south. Why even include a map if your going to simply ignore it. Anyway the map still is one of the best art-drawn ive seen in fantasy novels in quite some time.
The recognizable place names and references like in religion also confused me. Is this the distant past of earth, the distant future or even earth at all? That was a good confusion though. But please Mr. Hoffman your compass is broken! I thought the first book was excellent, and hard to put down.
Sure it's full of maddening idiosyncrasies, like the place names which he pulls from all over the place. As a fellow Brit though, I can totally see the Author's wry sense of humour coming through in the absolute randomness of the place name selection. I recognized a lot of the more minor place names as coming from small English towns and villages that I know.
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