Dancing with Demons: Book summary and reviews of Dancing with Demons by Peter Tremayne

Dancing with Demons

A Sister Fidelma of Cashel Mystery

by Peter Tremayne

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Dancing with Demons by Peter Tremayne
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2008
    288 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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 spiraling into a violent and bloody civil war and religious conflict. And it's up to Fidelma to not only see to justice but to prevent the violent fracturing of an increasingly fragile peace.

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"Starred Review. 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.

"A classic puzzle deadened by throngs of unpronounceable names and historical tidbits only a pedant could care about." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, a renowned Celtic scholar who has written over 30 books on the Ancient Celts and the Irish. 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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