Friday, June 24, 2011

Looking Forward To...(57)

There are so many amazing books already on the shelves and new ones coming out.

For a list of books yet to be released I'm looking to get, you can also look on my right Sidebar at the ever growing list titled Desired Reads - just scroll down. Of course there are tones of other new books to come out that are amazing as well, but these ones are part of series I have already started or for one reason or another caught my eye (and haven't seen much on other blogs yet). But I will highlight one here each week.

(mentioned in order of Release Date then Alphabetical if there are more than one book coming out on the same date.)

Next Book Is...

The Last Four Things
By:  Paul Hoffman
Due Out:  August 4, 2011

I'm a fantasy lover just as much as Urban Fantasy fun.  This series started with the first book in the Thomas Cale series: The Left Hand of God.  And I liked what was started in the world here and with Thomas Cale.  I'm looking forward to this second book stepping up the stacks and bringing it all on full force.

Goodreads Synopsis:
The epic story of Thomas Cale-introduced so memorably inThe Left Hand of God--continues as the Redeemers use his prodigious gifts to further their sacred goal: the extinction of humankind and the end of the world. 

To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, "the last four things" represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss-or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain. 

Perhaps nowhere are the competing ideas of heaven and hell exhibited more clearly than in the dark and tormented soul of Thomas Cale. Betrayed by his beloved but still marked by a child's innocence, possessed of a remarkable aptitude for violence but capable of extreme tenderness, Cale will lead the Redeemers into a battle for nothing less than the fate of the human race. And though his broken heart foretells the bloody trail he will leave in pursuit of a personal peace he can never achieve, a glimmer of hope remains. The question even Cale can't answer: When it comes time to decide the fate of the world, to ensure the extermination of humankind or spare it, what will he choose? To express God's will on the edge of his sword, or to forgive his fellow man-and himself? 


Cherry said...

I bought The Left Hand Of God because I liked the cover art... but I've read negative reviews about this book so it remained unread in my TBR shelves... so am not sure about The Last Four Things... the premise looks promising though... I'll wait for your review.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Cherry - I'm on the bar about this one as well. I do want to get it to see where the author takes the world. He has soooo much great potential with Cale and the world set up in the first book. I really do think this one could turn out wonderful. But we shall see when I read it. :) Thank you for stopping by!