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25th January 2023.

Exiles: the series


Bad Blood

★★★★ "A new piece of Irish historical fiction that pulls you in through its protagonist, and is full of plenty of action," - Reedsy Discovery

★★★★ “To say this book is rich with action, adventure, and deep meaty history is putting it mildly,” – The Historical Fiction Company

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “a tale that is filled with twists, including stabbings-in-the-back, and one that puts readers on the edge of their seats,” – The Book Commentary


Bad Blood:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Fully action-packed, this pulls you further into Eunan and Seamus' story; making you question who to support the whole way through,” – Reedsy Discovery

★★★★ “Another action-packed adventure filled with rich historical information about Ireland in the 16th century embedded in the storyline,”

“for anyone who loves GOT stories, well this has it all – including a bloody battle at a wedding ceremony,” – The Historical Fiction Company

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “a real page-turner that leaves readers wanting more,”

“The conflict between the Crown and natives is brilliantly and elaborately written, the characters are rock-solid and relatable, and the plot is twisty as it can get,” – The Book Commentary

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Traitor Maguire

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★ ★ ★ ★ “A must read addition to the Exiles series that leaves you wanting more,” "has to be the most exciting of the books so far," - Reedsy Discovery

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “C.R. Dempsey is an extraordinary storyteller who paints a fascinating tapestry of the turbulent time in Irish history, a setting that is stunningly imagined and vividly constructed, allowing readers detailed images of the clashes between the rebels and the English crown, the betrayals, and espionage that characterized the political atmosphere of the time.” – The Book Commentary

★★★★ “'Traitor Maguire' has its full quota of gory and blood soaked action, shadowy double dealing and intrigue and bursts of dialogue that are as Irish as the peat in this rip roaring book.” – The Historical Fiction Company

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Breach of the peace

25th January 2023

Exiles is a historical fiction family saga set in Elizabethan Ireland during the Nine Years War

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