“Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is little redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.” The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a desolate place – a place where hope and joy are not welcome. Most of its occupants have been brought here as young boys, against any will they might have once had. They cower under the terrifying regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose – to serve the name of the Hanged Redeemer. No one knows their way around all of the Sanctuary, so vast and twisting is its maze of corridors – corridors filled with the stench of centuries old religious fervour. Standing in one of these corridors is a boy, looking out of a dark window, looking out at the latest unfortunate arrivals to this hell. His is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old – he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Cale. He doesn’t remember anything of his former life. He doesn’t know anything of his future life… Meet the Angel of Death.
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'Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.'
The Sanctuary of the Redeemers: vast, desolate, hopeless. Where children endure brutal cruelty and violence in the name of the One True Faith.
Lost in the Sanctuary's huge maze of corridors is a boy: his age uncertain, his real name unknown. They call him Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming - and violent. But when he opens the wrong door at the wrong time he witnesses an act so horrible he must flee, or die.
The Redeemers will go to any lengths to get Cale back.
Not because of the secret he has discovered.
But because of a more terrifying secret that lies undiscovered in himself.Review:
Writers like Hoffman are too rare. This wonderful book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself. ( Conn Iggulden )
Brooding and magnificent... Hoffman has created a terrifying world and filled it with strange and complex characters. ( Eoin Colfer )
Brilliant. Mervyn Peake takes on Dickens in a head to head clash with a manga comic that takes no prisoners. Strange, funny, violent and intriguing. ( Charlie Higson )
A dark novel, haunting and exciting. If you do not enjoy this book something has died in your soul ( Harry Sidebottom )
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