The Sacrifice, Paperback

The Sacrifice Paperback

Part of the The Enemy series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


The Sacrifice is the fourth gruesome and horrifying book in Charlie Higson's brilliant zombie series.

The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen.

All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds.

Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived.

They're safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister.

Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying than any of the horror they've suffered so far..."Lord of the Flies with zombies". (Rick Riordan, creator of the Percy Jackson series).

Charlie Higson is the bestselling author of Young Bond, and creator of The Fast Show.

It is perfect for bloodthirsty fans of Darren Shan and 28 Days Later.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780141336138



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I always have fun with any of The Enemy series by Charlie Higson, and The Sacrifice was no exception. I guess these books speak to my inner twelve year old. The stories are of children trying to survive in a London where everyone over the age of 14 is diseased and changed into flesh-eating creatures which makes for fascinating reading. The Sacrifice is the fourth book in the series and is both as exhilarating and as yucky as one could wish for.The books are an on-going story and follows various groups of children. Some have made their headquarters in Buckingham Palace, others in the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral or even an IKEA store. Their many adventures are all based on survival as they must take to the streets to find food and items to improve their lives. Over the course of the last two books, the zombies have been changing from mindless, shambling creatures into something far more crafty and devious. I’m not sure how many more books the author has planned, but it certainly looks as if things are being brought to a head.Nail-biting action and an abundance of blood and gore drive these books. Certainly not for everyone, but I have become quite addicted to this series and plan to carry on as I am anxious to find out what happens to these kids next.

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