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Dancing with Demons

"Tremayne writes so authentically about this remote time period that readers will feel they are there in every way...a delight!" -- Library Journal (starred review) on Master of Souls
 
"The action is tense and gripping...a compelling, enjoyable adventure." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer on The Monk Who Vanished
 
In the late 7th Century, the High King of Ireland is killed at night in the middle of his compound.  Who killed him is not in question - there are unimpeachable witnesses that point directly to the clan chieftain responsible. Dubh Duin is, after all, found by the High King's guards in the High King's bed chamber holding the murder weapon. But with impending civil war in the balance, the motive for the murder becomes of paramount importance.
 
The Chief Brehon of Ireland asks Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the King of Muman and a dailagh - to investigate.  What her investigations reveal is an intricate web of conspiracy and deception that threatens to unbalance the five kingdoms and send them spiralling into a violent and bloody civil war and religious conflict.  And it's up to Fidelma to not only see to justice but to private the violent fracturing of an increasingly fragile peace.

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  CHAPTER ONE
Ferloga had been an innkéeper most of his adult life and was in the habit of boasting that he had seen all manner of guests – rich and poor, the arrogant and the humble. He had had dealings with kings and chieftains, religious of all descriptions, rich merchants, travelling players, farmers passing on their way to market and even beggars desperate for shelter. Ferloga’s proud claim was that no guest had ever tried to cheat him of his fee, for there were few of them that he was unable to judge; after a glance, he could tell what calling in life they followed
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"... excellent ... Tremayne does his usual masterful job of depicting the strain between Christianity and the Old Faith, and provides a logical, if surprising, twist toward the end."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"A classic puzzle."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Fiction Review: Dancing with Demons: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland by Peter Tremayne / Author . St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (274p) ISBN 978-0-312-375

Judicial advocate Sister Fidelma takes on her most sensitive assignment yet in Tremayne's excellent 16th mystery set in seventh-century Ireland (after 2007's A Pra

- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Peter Tremayne

  • PETER TREMAYNE is the pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned Celtic scholar. As Tremayne, he is best known for his stories and novels featuring 7th century Irish religieuse, Fidelma of Cashel. He lives in London.
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    Dancing with Demons

    A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

    Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel

    Peter Tremayne

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