Book Review | The Left Hand of God

Title: The Left Hand of God

Author: Paul Hoffman

My Review:

This book is imaginative and dark and takes place in what I would call an “underworld.” Cale is the main character in this book and he has certainly seen his share of horrors and has not lived the most pleasant life. What Cale does not realize is that ultimately, the fate of the world rests in his young hands.

The caption on the book reads,

“They call him Cale. He is destined to save the world… or destroy it.”

In the first part of the book, Cale is living in a world where young children are used as slaves and are ruled and trained by the religious “Redeemers.” No one dares to go against these terrible rulers for fear of what may happen to them.

The book is not all doom and gloom however, and about halfway through Cale flees his captors along with his friends Riba, Kleist and Vague Henri where they go to Memphis to try and have a better life for themselves. {Strange but true.}

Soon enough they will be called upon to go back to the dark world they had ran from to rescue Princess Arbell who has been kidnapped by the “Redeemers.”

This novel is certainly filled with suspense and intrigue. It is labelled as young adult fiction and I can see that many young people would love this genre. It’s the classic tale of good fighting evil and there are many times where you hold your breath as to who exactly is going to win.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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