What would you do to save your clan?
★★★★ "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
Ireland 1585. The country is in chaos and the land burns. After years of encroaching on the Maguire clan’s lands, the English crown overthrows their clan neighbours and has their sights firmly set on toppling the Maguires.
After years spent as a hostage of the Maguire clan leader in Enniskillen to ensure his father’s loyalty, Eunan Maguire returns home to persuade his father to pledge for the leader of the clan. He is deeply troubled as to why his father gave him up as a hostage so easily. After his return, the English raid the village and his parents are killed in mysterious circumstances. While fleeing his burning village, he meets Seamus Mac Sheehy a grizzled warrior and sworn enemy of the English. With Seamus’ guidance, goes to the election of the new leader of the Maguire clan to claim his father’s voting rights. He sets out to ingratiate himself with the new Maguire chieftain and to become a leader in the fight against the crown. But all is not well, for Eunan is tormented by his past and Seamus is not all he appears to be. When the English finally invade his homeland, Eunan is called to fight.
Will Eunan discover the secret behind his parents’ death? Will Eunan discover who Seamus MacSheehy really is and why he has taken such an interest in him? Can Eunan overcome his past and save his clan from the English onslaught?
Bad Blood is the first book in the epic Irish historical fiction Exiles series. It is set against the backdrop of the Elizabethan wars in Ireland in the 1580s/90s. 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 like politics, intrigue, fast-paced action and adventure orientated historical fiction, then you will love this book. Some things are timeless.
Buy Bad Blood to discover this exciting new series today.