A good page turner, but not desperately original.,
This review is from: The Left Hand of God: 1/3 (Sanctuary of Redeemers series) (Paperback)
I picked this up when I had some time to kill at an airport, and I finished it over the next couple of days. It skips along at a fair pace and the initial world setting is well drawn. I couldn't help with the nagging suspicion that I had read all of this before though, a child hero found in an unlikely setting; a seemingly untouchable love interest; themes of isolation from society... I could go on but it would give the plot away.
In saying that, I did enjoy it and I'll read the sequel when it comes out in paperback, but I almost felt a little guilty in that enjoyment, feeling, as it does, like the plot's been pieced together from a dozen other sources ranging from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings via the Dragonlance Sagas and Gladiator - all set in a low-fantasy / alternate-realworld soup of a setting.
Still fun though - it does what it does well.