The Sacrifice (Enemy Series #4)

The Sacrifice (Enemy Series #4)

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by Charlie Higson
     
 

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Sacrifice, The

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After the violent events of The Dead, Small Sam and the Kid find a few weeks of peace and friendship in the Tower of London, but they are too restless to remain in safety. The street fights they witness are only the beginning of the fast-breaking events of this new entry in Charlie Higson's apocalyptic Enemy series. Zombie-like surprises seem to be waiting behind every dark corner. A dystopian delight; editor's recommendation. (P.S. This edition contains exclusive Barnes & Noble content: a battle map showing London routes and wartime locales.)

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PRAISE FOR THE ENEMY"

Descriptive and suspenseful."—School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR THE ENEMY"

Lord of the Flies with zombies."—Rick Riordan

PRAISE FOR THE ENEMY"

The Enemy grabs you by the throat . . . and bites off your ear. It's kids versus zombies and no one is playing nice. The action—and boy, is there action—takes us through a London transformed by the unexplained illness that has turned every adult into a shuffling, drooling, kid-crunching machine. Bonus: zombie royals. Sheer fun."—Michael Grant, author of the Gone series

PRAISE FOR THE ENEMY

"...the action is of the first order-Higson writes with a firestorm velocity that inspires to the sweeping reach of Stephen King's The Stand."—ALA Booklist

PRAISE FOR THE ENEMY

Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Grade Readers—VOYA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423180982
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Series:
Higson's The Enemy Series , #4
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,343
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, actor, and genuine James Bond aficionado. He is the author of the adult thrillers Full Whack and King of the Ants; the internationally best-selling Young Bond series: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royal Command; and five books in the Enemy series. Charlie is a fan of zombie movies and believes that we shouldn't try to prevent young people from experiencing fear, because it helps prepare them for later life. When writing The Enemy, he kept racheting up the action and description in an attempt to frighten the pants off his ten-year-old son. He lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at: twitter.com/monstroso.

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The Sacrifice (an Enemy Novel) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know an author is great when he can already make his series correspond with each other so smoothly! Cant wait for book 5 and hope to see Team Arron meet Team Ed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome, cant wait to read The Fallen :D
Aelius More than 1 year ago
LOVE the Enemy series. Well-paced and well-written. I'm sharing with my friends hoping to hook them into the story the way I am hooked. I hate having to wait for the next one! But I'll do it patiently for a good read like this series.
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Its your gf i got locked out of the other book so im going to talk to you here. Whos remi and i left you a message in the dork diaries book res two ttyl bye bae
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amazing fits together so well
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Seriously!!!!! What do you mean book 5 is only available in the UK until spring 2014? Ugh. I read all 4 books in 6 days. Not a fan of book 2, but OMG, could not hardly put them down. And now there is a 4-6 month wait? This one is the best of the 4. Apparently there will be a total of 7. 5 will be out next year and 6 & 7 will each be a year after the previous one. You be the judge on this marketing strategy? Personally, not a fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, this book was great. can't wait for "The Fallen" to come out
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Balvarez143 More than 1 year ago
Charlie Higson writes books in a way that makes you feel like you know these characters in real life. I love this series and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it wasn't longer. I am glad that it is going to be longer and can't wait for the next installment.
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FabriceLamour More than 1 year ago
This is another amazing book by Charlie Higson. Things get even more intense. The time of the events in the book are mixed up a little but it does not interfere with the plot. This time we focus on Small Sam and The Kid, which is very helpful for the plot because we did not know what happened to them in the previous book. So it turned out that the kids at the Tower of London, especially the ones who were with Ed and Jordan’s original group, praised  Small Sam and The Kid because they resembled The Lamb and The Goat on crazy Matt’s banner (from The Dead). Sam still wants to find his sister Ella, so he and The Kid run off from the Tower only to find themselves in the clutches of crazy Matt (still alive) and his grown religion/cult at St Paul’s. Ed also sets off to afterwards find him, with a small group of fighters. Matt’s religion is crazy and I think pretty dangerous. This section reveals a lot about how things originally started. The title of this book gives away its theme. What are the survivors willing to sacrifice to keep alive, and rebuild a new world order? We have met many different groups by this point who all operate in different ways. At the Palace everybody bows down to crazy David’s megalomania; at the Tower they live by strict military based rules under Jordan’s leadership; at the Houses of Parliament they are always voting and debating everything, and Nicola “Prime Minister” has to negotiate with others (like David and the Hunters) for food and security; in St James’ Park they lived under Just John’s volatile chaos; at The Natural History Museum they run experiments to find answers, and at St. Pauls’ Cathedral they go along with Matt because he has a huge stash of food supplies. In this book we meet a couple of kids who have moved between the different groups because they didn’t like or agree with the way things were run. It is becoming clearer that eventually all of these groups will have to meet and their leaders will have to find a way to work together and some will be more willing to share power than others. At the moment that feels difficult to imagine (particularly in David’s case!). The sickos/grown-ups are behaving weirdly, getting smarter and St. George is on the move with his growing army; London is more dangerous than ever. I like that the cause of the disease is beginning to creepy in a little bit, even if most of the kids aren’t interested in it. The character of Wormwood is intriguing (and scary) and I expect more from him. I hope that Higson will be taking this series much further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't the best of the series but the information in it is necessary to continue the story line into book 5 and book 6.  The Hunted was phenomenal and now I am impatiently waiting for The End.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All i said was i took off my shirt and it locked me out but i gtg)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol Okay.