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6th January 2024.

The 'Exiles' series is set against the backdrop of the Elizabethan wars in Ireland in the 1590s. A world of Irish clans, their politics and the fight for supremacy, where spies and intrigue prosper, where the embers burn for a rebellion against the English crown. If you love fast-paced action and adventure orientated historical fiction, then you will love these books.

Bad Blood


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Bad Blood is a fantastic historical fiction novel that does not shy away from the dark complications of the world," - Reedsy Discovery

★ ★ ★ ★ ⋆ (4.5 stars) “Bad Blood is a riveting page-turner with well-developed characters and vivid descriptions, transporting the reader back to a more violent, unsettled time in history,” – The Historical Fiction Company

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is an exceptional historical thriller with memorable characters and a world that pulls readers irresistibly in,” – 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

Breach of the peace

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★★★★ “There’s a real feel for the period and understanding of the lives of these early Irish rebels, and the politicking between men jostling for power and position is complex, fascinating and makes for great fictional drama.”  - Reedsy Discovery

★ ★ ★ ★ ⋆ (4.5 stars) “Breach of the Peace is a gripping tale laden with devious
plots, sinister machinations, and twists and turns at every page,”
– The Historical Fiction Company

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A deftly plotted and absorbing narrative that features characters that are solidly sculpted and a setting that feels like a character in its own right,” – The Book Commentary

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The curse of Black Mountain

“It's non-stop action from beginning to end, with battles, intrigue, slaughter, vengeance, banquets, marriages, and funerals. The characters wrestle with personal ambition and passion, while being called on to protect their clan's lands and avenge past wrongs. Jealousy and vengeance rage bitterly, while power struggles abound. It's a heady personal and political odyssey, mired in gore and conflict. Fans of historical fiction will thoroughly enjoy this exploration of Irish clans in Elizabethan times.” – Reedsy Discovery

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