Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Cover art and blurb for 'The Left Hand of God'

Yep, you guessed it - yet another 'hooded figure' cover. Although to be fair this one is pretty nice and superior to some of the awful ones out there.

The book itself sounds reasonably promising as well, certainly a bit different to some of the other 2010 debuts that mostly have failed to set my pulse racing. Here's the blurb:

The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith.

In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He 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 Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die.

His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt.

But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price… not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not.

One to keep an eye on, I think. The Left Hand of God is due for release in hardback on 7 January 2010.


PeterWilliam said...

The marketers must have researched the whole cover thing, because I'm likin' it. The blurb also has me thinking about the book. It'll be interesting to see how this reviews. It seems like the genre is constantly trying to be ready for the next Abercrombie or Rothfuss.

James Oliver said...

The cover doesn't do much for me, really. Liking the blurb though and will likely check it out when it gets released. Definitely something to look for given there seems to be nothing else out at the beginning of the next year that interests me.

Simon said...


Memphis, Tennessee?

K.A. Denby said...

Blurb is attractive, but the cover is not so much. Might be one to check out.

BTW, Simon, Memphis was an ancient Egyptian city.

Anonymous said...

I just wish they'd copy-edit book blurbs. Random hyphens are the new apostrophe.

Ammonite said...

Blurb definitely ticks all my boxes! Duly pre-ordered on amazon