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Dancing with Demons: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Mysteries of Ancient… (original 2007; edition 2008)
Dancing with Demons by Peter Berresford Ellis (2007)
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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 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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When the High King of Ireland is found murdered in his compound and clan chieftain Dubh Duin is accused of the crime, the Chief Brehon of Ireland calls in Fidelma of Cashel to investigate a web of conspiracy and treachery that could ignite a war.
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