Sacrifice is released this month as a 9 x CD box set or audio download by Clipper/WF Howes. The story is read by actor and voice artist David Bauckham and is available to buy here.
You wait for a Sacrifice review and then two come along at the same time. So I thought I’d share them with you. The first is by The Book Geek: http://bookgeeksays.blogspot.co.uk/.
The second is by Sophie Scott on her Literary Consort blog: http://www.literaryconsort.com/2/post/2014/01/an-english-bankers-mansion-is-his-fortress-right.html.
And they both like it! The comment that I have heard most from those who have read Sacrifice so far is that they prefer it to Baptism. If Sacrifice is a better read then maybe it’s something to do with me getting better at writing this style of novel. Baptism took five years – off and on – while Sacrifice was written in a sustained burst of activity over about nine months. Maybe this challenges the wisdom that spending a long time on a book will make it better. I’ve always written my best work – or best in my opinion – while facing a fast-approaching deadline. Then again, not everyone feels a compulsion to work harder when faced with a deadline; Douglas Adams said of his love of deadlines: “I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”