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Exiles prequel

Autumn 2024


This is the website of C R Dempsey, historical fiction author. Below are both what book is next on the release schedule and my latest release. Please press the 'Exiles' tab for information about that series.

Coming soon

Exiles prequel

Devil's Island

For King, for country, for family.

Stranded on the unforgiving shores of Ireland, Francisco Butero, a captain of the once-mighty Spanish Armada, must summon all his strength and wits to stay alive. The land is divided between English occupation and bloody inter-clan warfare and there is a large price on the heads of survivors of the Armada. As he fights to survive against the unrelenting pursuit of the cunning English soldiers, he must also navigate the treacherous landscape of rival clans all vying for power.

Despite the unforgiving environment and the constant danger posed by his enemies, Francisco remains resolute in his mission to reunite with his family in Spain. Every step is a battle for survival against nature and his foes, but his determination may not be enough to overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles ahead. He must confront his deepest fears and doubts as he struggles to find a way back home.

Devil’s Island is a sort of prequel to the epic Irish historical fiction Exiles series. It is set against the backdrop of the Elizabethan wars in Ireland and the Spanish Armada in 1588. A world of Irish clans and their politics, where the price on the head of a Spanish captain is enough for most rebels to turn him over to the English crown. If you love fast-paced action and adventure orientated historical fiction then you will love this book.

Buy Devil’s Island to discover this exciting new series today.

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Latest Release

Exiles book 5

The Curse of Black Mountain

Justice is blind, but family is deaf.

The revelry after the victory at Yellow Ford could not mask the tragedy that followed. Seamus and Eunan were dealt a devastating blow. They were left with a grim determination to seek revenge by any means, even leading the rebellion against their oppressors.

The Curse of Black Mountain hung over Seamus as his ultimate challenge lay ahead: returning to Munster where his clan had been decimated and his family murdered, to reclaim what was stolen from him.

Eunan, likewise, was determined to face these same forces—not only for vengeance, but to rescue the woman he loved.

What awaited them when they arrived? Would the remains of the MacSheehy welcome Seamus back with open arms? Can Eunan protect himself from his adversaries or would they win and take his life?

The Curse of Black Mountain is the fifth book in the epic Irish historical fiction Exiles series. Set during the Elizabethan wars in Ireland in the 1590s, it tells a story of Irish clans, their politics and fight for control, brimming with spies and intrigue, as well as a burning desire for rebellion against English rule. If you enjoy fast-paced action and adventure-based historical fiction, you'll love this book.

Buy The Curse of Black Mountain today.

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