Sacrifice by Philip Freeman audiobook

Sacrifice: A Celtic Adventure

By Philip Freeman
Read by Fiona Hardingham

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781605988894
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In a time when Celtic druids roamed ancient Ireland, young Sister Deirdre rushes to hunt down the brutal serial killer targeting her beloved monastery. Someone is killing the nuns of Ireland. The grisly discovery of an elderly sister of Saint Brigid’s monastery strangled, bled dry, and thrown into a bog is just the beginning. Soon a beautiful young nun is found decapitated and hung from a barren tree. It doesn’t take long before the members of the struggling monastic community of Kildare realize that not only are the nuns being hunted by a serial killer, but the murderer is performing the gruesome slayings in the manner of the ancient druid sacrifices. Set in the turmoil of sixth-century Ireland, where ruthless tribal kings wage constant war for survival and the powerful religious order of the druids is threatened by the newly arrived Christian church, the desperate task of finding the killer falls to Sister Deirdre, a young woman torn between the world of the monastery and her own druidic heritage. Unless Deirdre can find the killer before the cycle of sacrifices is complete, more of her friends will die, the monastery will face destruction, and the whole of Ireland may be plunged into civil war.

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Summary

In a time when Celtic druids roamed ancient Ireland, young Sister Deirdre rushes to hunt down the brutal serial killer targeting her beloved monastery.

Someone is killing the nuns of Ireland.

The grisly discovery of an elderly sister of Saint Brigid’s monastery strangled, bled dry, and thrown into a bog is just the beginning. Soon a beautiful young nun is found decapitated and hung from a barren tree. It doesn’t take long before the members of the struggling monastic community of Kildare realize that not only are the nuns being hunted by a serial killer, but the murderer is performing the gruesome slayings in the manner of the ancient druid sacrifices.

Set in the turmoil of sixth-century Ireland, where ruthless tribal kings wage constant war for survival and the powerful religious order of the druids is threatened by the newly arrived Christian church, the desperate task of finding the killer falls to Sister Deirdre, a young woman torn between the world of the monastery and her own druidic heritage. Unless Deirdre can find the killer before the cycle of sacrifices is complete, more of her friends will die, the monastery will face destruction, and the whole of Ireland may be plunged into civil war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this worthy successor to Freeman’s debut historical mystery set in sixth-century Ireland, St. Brigid’s Bones, the body of a murdered nun is found in a bog…This novel is a bit darker, but like its predecessor shows a good knowledge of early Ireland…The plot is well paced and the mystery deeper than it first appears. Readers who enjoyed the first volume will want to pick this up.” Library Journal
“The author, who holds a PhD in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard, gracefully melds his knowledge of Irish history and culture with a stylish storyteller’s talent for suspense, drama, and emotional appeal…Readers who appreciate strong, medieval female sleuths, like Sister Fidelma (in Peter Tremayne’s series) and Hilda of Whitby (in Nicola Griffith’s Hild, 2013), will wait to hear much more from Sister Deirdre.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Philip Freeman

Author Bio: Philip Freeman

Philip Freeman has published over twenty books, ranging from biographies of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Saint Patrick to translations of Cicero and Aristotle. His books have been translated into fifteen languages around the world. He earned his PhD at Harvard University and has taught at Boston University, Washington University, and Luther College. He holds the Fletcher Jones Chair in Humanities at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He has been a visiting fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English