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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly awaited sequel to The Left Hand of God. Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. These are The Last Four Things Now there are Five. Meet Thomas Cale. Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers - Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary - the only way to undo God's greatest mistake.
Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world - fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death. Absolute power is within his grasp - the terrifying zeal and military might of the Redeemers a weapon for him to handle as simply as he once used a knife. But perhaps not even the grim power that the Redeemers hold over Cale is enough - the boy who turns from love to poisonous hatred in a heartbeat, the boy who switches between kindness and sheer violence in the blink of an eye. The annihilation that the Redeemers seek may well be in Cale's hands - but his soul is far stranger than they could ever know.
©2011 Paul Hoffman (P)2011 Penguin Books Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A dark and wildly imaginative story, well told and packed with hair-raising twists." ( The Times)
"This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself." (Conn Iggulden on The Left Hand of God)
"A cult classic...." ( Daily Express)
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2 out of 5 stars
By jkl on 10-10-14

Totally dissappointing sequel

What would have made The Last Four Things better?

I could quite easily believe it was written by a different, much less talented, author. Really dissappointing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Iain McCorkindale on 03-02-12

Grateful for the negative reviews - but I loved it

Change your expectations of this second book in the series, and you might just love it!

I had grave reservations about choosing to download this audiobook after reading some of the negative reviews, criticising the pace, the narration, and the plot comparison to the first book.

But I couldn't believe that Sean Barrett's narration could be anything other than brilliant, so I bought it, but with altered expectations for the plot and pace. It paid off! I was right about Sean Barrett who was as brilliant as ever, and by not holding this book up as comparison with the first, I found the plot to be rich and interesting.

Not as innovative and awe-inspiring as the first book, but there are other qualities in abundance. A good sequel in that it develops the plot. The first book could have been called Kane: Boy, Man or God? This one could have been entitled Kane the Strategist: The Best Laid Plans. The book showcases Kane's military genius but highlights the importance of even a single flaw in a masterplan. Bosko's character is developed wonderfully in this book too.

Thanks for the negative reviews, folks. It helped me enjoy this!

Anyone not convinced that this is worth a try, listen to the sample of Sean Barrett's narration.

I can't wait for the next one!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Easyman on 07-26-11


The Left Hand of God was my No.1 book in 2010, as such I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel. Unfortunately, the sequel is somewhat of a disappointment as I found the story telling flat and boring. No where near the pace of the first book and the first section almost sent me to sleep. The second section picked up a bit but ended as it was getting interesting! Will purchase the final book but won't rush to buy it.

My advice is to buy the abridged version. Wish I had.

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