Ireland 1652: In the desperate, final days of the English invasion
A fey young woman, Áine Callaghan, is the sole survivor of an attack by English marauders. When Irish soldier Niall O’Coneill discovers his own kin slaughtered in the same massacre, he vows to hunt down the men responsible. He takes Áine under his protection and together they reach the safety of an encampment held by the Irish forces in Tipperary.
Hardly a safe haven, the camp is rife with danger and intrigue. Áine is a stranger with the old stories stirring on her tongue and rumours follow her everywhere. The English cut off support to the brigade, and a traitor undermines the Irish cause, turning Niall from hunter to hunted.
When someone from Áine’s past arrives, her secrets boil to the surface—and she must slay her demons once and for all.
As the web of violence and treachery grows, Áine and Niall find solace in each other’s arms—but can their love survive long-buried secrets and the darkness of vengeance?
In Praise of Rebel’s Knot
“The emotions feel real, recognisably human, and are at times heart-wrenchingly poignant. I’m not ashamed to say that I wept . . . Strong characters, period setting, action, drama, and a love story. Perfect.”Discovering Diamonds, 2021 Book of the Year
“Wonderful characters set against a vivid historical background—what else can one possibly need?”B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree
“It is rare to find a historical romance that will immerse readers in historically accurate language, history, and folklore . . . Good luck trying to put this book down and enjoy getting lost in a time of war, survival, and the whispers of magic.”InD’tale magazine (Crowned Heart)
“Bazos’s seamless narration and wonderful atmospheric details will kept me immersed within the books pages. This was a superb historical fiction, with just the right amount of romance. Meticulously researched the authors creative ability shines through, in this stunning book.”Gwendalyn Books
“Áine Callaghan is a great character and I really rooted for her. The love story between her and Niall O’Coneill grows naturally, isn’t rushed, and has an oh-aww-sigh at the end . . . The story is rich and deep and very atmospheric, I would definitely recommend.”Chill Awards ~ Chill with a Book PREMIER Readers’ Award
“Rebel’s Knot is a particularly exciting and faced-paced novel that flows with effortlessness.”Readers’ Favorite (5 stars)
“By blending history, romance and adventure, while reminding us of the heroes of Irish myth and legend, Cryssa Bazos delivers a beautifully written story of love, loyalty and betrayal that informs and entertains.”A Darn Good Review