David C Maher


Through the Barricades

‘Through the Barricades’ follows Keagan, a troubled teen in 1980s East London striving to protect his best friend who has cystic fibrosis. Keagan makes a fateful mistake with drastic consequences, but his ill friend pushes him to focus on his goals and avoid violence. Together they find love, but their lives are soon upended when Keagan joins the army and gets thrown into the Falklands War. Though profoundly affected, greater turmoil awaits Keagan at home in this poignant story of love, friendship and overcoming adversity.

Eternal Guardian

Eternal Guardian launches an exhilarating journey where ancient power and the ageless battle between good and evil converge. Historian Emma and warrior Teague’s lives intertwine in a quest to protect a dangerous artifact from sinister forces. With the fate of the world at stake, they must rely on courage and intelligence to outsmart their foes.

From the streets of Durham to Istanbul’s halls, myth and reality blur as the past holds keys to the future. Vivid characters and pulse-pounding action captivate readers, leaving them longing for more. Join Teague and the mysterious League as they race to solve enigmatic riddles and serve as humanity’s last defense against encroaching darkness.

Experience the thrill of adventure and timeless bonds of love and sacrifice in this breathtaking saga.

Hello! I’m David Maher, and I write contemporary fiction under the pen name D.C. Maher and fantasy thrillers as David Maher.

As D.C. Maher, I write contemporary fiction stories and novels that explore themes of family, relationships, self-discovery, and overcoming adversity. My contemporary fiction features complex characters and thought-provoking narratives.

Under my name, David Maher, I write fantasy thriller novels full of imagination, adventure, and suspense. My fantasy thrillers immerse readers in magical worlds and exciting plots.

Across both genres, my goal is to craft immersive stories that stay with readers long after they’ve finished the last page. I strive to create relatable, authentic characters and pair them with gripping, skilfully woven narratives.

When I’m not writing my next book, you can find me writing for several websites along with Lecturing in English Language and Linguistics in my adopted city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

I’d like to invite you to explore my books and website to learn more about my contemporary fiction and fantasy thrillers.

I hope my stories capture your imagination and take you on thrilling adventures.


A masterful story has the power to awaken dormant emotions, rekindle lost memories, and reignite the fires of passion that burn within us all.

– DC Maher

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