What would you do to save your clan?
Ireland 1585. Eunan Maguire lives in a small village in Fermanagh and wonders why his parents hate him and his neighbours shun him. When his village is raided by the English, he flees to save himself, his parents are killed and he blames himself for their death.
When he meets Seamus MacSheehy, the head of a wandering band of Galloglass, Seamus encourages him to take his father’s title of the head of the village even though everyone in the village is dead. Eunan goes to the election of the new leader of the Maguire clan to claim his father’s voting rights. With Seamus’ guidance, he sets out to ingratiate himself with the new Maguire. But all is not well for Eunan is wracked with guilt because of the death of his parents and Seamus is not all he appears. The English invade Fermanagh, and he is called to fight.
Will Eunan find out the secret of why his parents hated him so much and the circumstances of their death? Will Eunan discover who is Seamus MacSheehy and why he has taken such an interest in him? Or will the clan fall and perish under the English onslaught?
Bad Blood is the first novel in the Exiles series of Irish historical fiction novels. If you love fast-paced action and adventure-orientated historical fiction, then you will love this book.