VJ Books Blog

We have had a great season of debut books coming from British authors.  S. J. Watson’s BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP arrived first, a thriller bringing a unique voice, and vivid characterization, with suspense that will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning.  Next came PRINCE OF THORNS, a stunning fantasy debut, the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging.  This was followed by SPYCATCHER by Matthew Dunn, an espionage thriller told by a real, true-life, former British spy.  His perspective has created superspy Will Cochrane, MI6s top asset.

Now we bring you SANCTUS by Simon Toyne, another newcomer from across the pond.  “One man’s sacrifice shocks the world . . . One woman’s courage threatens a conspiracy as old as mankind . . . and some will do anything – anything – to keep their secrets in the dark.”  Brad Meltzer finds Sanctus “Frightening, ruthless, and relentlessly entertaining.”  Sanctus is Simon Toyne’s first novel in the greatly anticipated Sanctus Trilogy, an explosive apocalyptic thriller from a major new British talent that will set the world alight.  Released in 19 languages in over 30 countries, Sanctus will be one of the biggest books of the year.