By Paul Hoffman
Pay attention. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is termed after a damned lie for there isn't any redemption that is going on there and no more sanctuary. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is an enormous and desolate position – a spot with out pleasure or wish. so much of its occupants have been taken there as boys and for years have persevered the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular objective – to serve within the identify of the single actual religion. in a single of the Sanctuary’s big and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. he's might be fourteen or fifteen years outdated – he's not certain and nor is an individual else. He has long-forgotten his actual identify, yet now they name him Thomas Cale. he's unusual and secretive, witty and captivating, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. he's so used to the cruelty that he turns out immune, yet quickly he'll open the inaccurate door on the mistaken time and witness an act so poor that he'll need to go away this position, or die. His in basic terms wish of survival is to flee around the arid Scablands to Memphis, a urban the other of the Sanctuary in each approach: breathtakingly attractive, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. however the Redeemers wish Cale again at any price… no longer as a result mystery he now is familiar with yet as a result of a way more terrifying mystery he does not.