Here is the review of the debut novel of Paul Hoffman:
‘Hoffman’s use of language, pace and vision hooks you right from the start and keeps you turning the pages wanting more and more. He has a set of interesting characters who interact with one another so convincingly that you are completely in their world with them.
The book follows the path of Thomas Cale – a teenage boy who, along with his friends Kleist and Henri, escape from a sanctuary, where they have been brought up to abide by a set of religiously fueled rules, and take refuge in the city of Memphis. The three of them were trained in various specialist techniques, along with the thousands of other boys, which were to be used for war. But Cale is different – he will change the course of history.
Hoffman grips us with well-paced fight scenes, in-depth romances, and a style of drama that is tantalising and suspenseful. A great final battle rounds off the book along with a cliffhanger ending. This book will certainly make you want to read the next in the series and hopefully further on!’