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Atonement of Blood

by Peter Tremayne

Part of the Sister Fidelma Series

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Atonement of Blood Synopsis

Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. The gathering is interrupted by a religieux claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting 'Remember Liamuin!' stabs King Colgu. The assassin is slain but Colgu is on the verge of death. Who is Liamuin? It is a female name? Who is behind the assassination attempt? Colgu's lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf are charged with solving the mystery. They must journey into the territory of their arch-enemies, the Ui Fidgente, uncover the evil secrets in the dark, brooding Abbey of Mungairit, and venture into the threatening mountain fastness ruled by a godless tyrant. Danger and violence are their constant companions until the final devastating revelation...

Atonement of Blood Press Reviews

'The Sister Fidelma books give the readers a rattling good yarn. But more than that, they bring vividly and viscerally to life the fascinating lost world of the Celtic Irish. I put down The Spider's Web with a sense of satisfaction at a good story well told, but also speculating on what modern life might have been like had that civilisation survived' -  Ronan Bennett


'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novels Review


'The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at this time... the most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland' Irish Examiner


'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing' Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: 9780755377541
Publication date: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755377541
Publication date: 27th February 2014
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries,

About Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well-known authority on the ancient Celts, who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction.

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