New Giveaway: The Divine Sacrifice by Tony Hays

A few months ago PTTP hosted a giveaway for The Killing Way by Tony Hays - an Arthurian Mystery.  Now, Tony has graciously offered up an Advanced Reading Copy of the sequel to The Killing Way...The Divine Sacrifice!  Many thanks Tony!


The Divine Sacrifice continues the story of King Arthur’s counselor, Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a soldier who lost his arm in battle but was saved by his king. Malgwyn hated Arthur for this gift, but he has come to grudgingly acknowledge that he yet may have some purpose in life.

Arthur and Malgwyn are called to the abbey of Glastonbury to settle a matter of great political importance—tin being mined for export to the Empire. While there, Malgwyn and Arthur meet St. Patrick, a legend in the Church who is there on a mission of his own, to root out the heresy of Pelagius.  When an aged monk is found cruelly murdered in his cell, Malgwyn is faced with a problem that will test his skills as an investigator.

His search for the truth may uncover a conspiracy that could endanger the kingdom.

Gritty and powerful with a true ring of historical perspective and a character who sees more than those around him, The Divine Sacrifice is a historical mystery that will hook mystery readers and historical fans alike.

Giveaway Details:

* To enter, please leave a comment including your email address.
* Giveaway open to international and domestic entries.

Giveaway ends on December 15th

Praise for The Killing Way:
“ History buffs as well as mystery fans will be amply rewarded.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“ Hays turns a time-honored historical legend on its head, creating a
promising new series.” —Booklist

“ This fascinating blend of history and fiction is sure to engage fans of both Bernard Cornwell and Ellis Peters. Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal, starred review

“ We’ve got a bitter, broken-down alcoholic scribe who has the knack for noticing things that no one else sees and we are off and running with this juicy mystery.” —The Gumshoe Review

About the Author

As a journalist, TONY HAYS has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking (earning his newspaper the Tennessee Press Association Award for Public Service in 2000), political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror. His short fiction has appeared both in the United States and Japan, and he is the author of three novels. He resides in Texas.




  1. Great international contest, please count me in, really want to read that book.

  2. oooh, sounds like a really good read. Please enter me.
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  3. Would love to win this to read an Arthurian novel which i haven't done in a vey long time. Thanks Amy! ~Bella


  4. I love historical mysteries - please enter me! Thanks.


  5. Thanks - this looks great!

  6. Yay! It's international! And the book sounds great. Please count me in. :)

    carianmoonlight at gmail dot com

  7. This sounds like a nice twist of a story for the King Arthur period. Very interesting...I'm posting this link on my blog as well, fondly, Roberta

  8. Would love to be entered for this. thanks for keeping it open for overseas readers. Very much appreciated.


  9. wow...This is a giveaway month here on PTTP! I am so glad LOL!

    i would love to enter :)

    givingreadingachance AT

    PS - Amy, i received Yorkshire Molly in my mail yday... I AM SO EXCITED about it :)
    i also received a b/w pic along with it.. wow!! i will do a post come Monday on it..and u have to chk it out :)

  10. Please enter me. This book sounds great.


  11. wheee! another great historical fiction book to look out for!

    many thanks for hosting this giveaway as international!

    rubs.escalona [at]

  12. Sounds like a interesting read!

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

  13. librarypat at comcast dot net

    I love historicals and am always looking for a good mystery. The Arthurian legend has seen many books done about it and has been approached from many angles. I will have to find a copy of The Killing Way and start this series properly. Will have to see if our library can start carrying this series. We have a lot of mystery lovers who are always looking for new authors.
    Best of luck with the release of THE DIVINE SACRIFICE.

  14. Like all the books you review this one looks very interesting.

    Thanks fr the international giveaway


  15. This looks so intersting. Please count me in. Of course a faithful follower.


    I'd love to win this one!

  17. I'd love to enter Amy. Thanks!

    bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  18. this looks fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  19. I have The Killing Way on my shelf...just haven't gotten to it yet. But I would love to win the sequel! Please enter me!

    thetometraveller *at* yahoo (dot) com

  20. Some books based on the Arthurian legend are good and some are bad but this sounds like a good one.

    I am an International entry.

    I would love this for a Christmas present !



    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  21. This is definitely a must read. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  22. Sounds like a great read. Would love to add this to my collection.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. It sounds like a very interesting book.

  24. I have not read the 1st installment, so is it ok for me to enter for this one/?

    if yes, count me in!

    givingreadingachance AT

  25. This sounds like a great book. count me in. juliecookies(AT)

  26. I love books that combine mystery and history. :)

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  27. Even if I do not win this-I am going to check out some of his other books. thanks so much. But I do hope I win it.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

  28. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  29. This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the contest!

  30. Looks fascinating - please count me in!
    Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  31. Well since I'm the one who won The Killing Way from you, I think it's only fittin' that I win this one don't ya think? :P lol. Count me in please.


  32. Oooo, please enter me.


  33. Please include me in your giveaway



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