A criminal, priest and soldier, born 18 miles apart in Ireland, arrive in Van Diemen's Land very different men. Yet, in the process of seeking penitence, peace and promotion, they must confront the forces that have brought them together and set them so far apart.

Come with me on a journey to early colonial Tasmania. Listen to the music that inspired the writing, or plot your travels through the countryside where the real events took place. Below you will find a curated playlist of music that inspired the writing, an interactive map with snippets of scenery from the novel's real-world settings, and a song I recorded to celebrate the novel's release. If you have questions, reach out to me on social media @rbrverhagen, or support me by purchasing my book here.

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