This series of novels about the Royal Navy tells the story of young Kydd, who is pressed into service on a British ship in Kydd (Kydd Sea Adventure. Kydd has ratings and reviews. Librarian note: alternate-cover edition of Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, i. The Thomas Kydd series is a series of novels based on the historical fiction and adventure genres, written by the well known English author Julian Stockwin.

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Hardcoverpages. Jack Reacher is back! My main problem with the book was that it was always a little too easy for Kydd.

That premise – having a protagonist to be a forcibly-pressed seaman instead of an officer – was initially the most promising thing about this book. From the harsh and sometimes shocking reality of life aboard a naval ship, to the camaraderie that develops between Mulian and some of his fellow shipmates, I was totally hooked by Julian Stockwin’s tale.

I really enjoyed this adventure story. As opposed to Captain Aubrey, freshly promoted to Master and Commander in the beginning of the eponymous book, Kydd is a pressed man, and he comes by way of the foc’sle. The Iberian Flame by Julian Stockwin. I won a scholarship to a grammar school, but my mind was captivated by seeing low grey shapes far out to sea, outward bound to who knew where. Wonderful historically accurate stories of the Napoleonic era.


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I have both tiger and inferno in audible in unabridged versions try looking for that hope it helps. I might have a look stockwln book 5 or so, see if the author’s found his style by then. I wish to rant a bit about its pricing.

Thomas Kydd Books In Order. His portrayal of Kydd and the ties to actual historical events to be fantastic well done and thank you Julian I can not wait for the next instalment of the Kydd series. Mar 18, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of the Kydd series are very well written and engaging. He returned to the United Kingdom in and started to write in I have not read them yet.

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Victory by Julian Stockwin. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat And hope you continue to enjoy my Kydd tales. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Life stockdin the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was not all sea shanties and toasted cheese.

In the States it was released at the same time as an ebook and audio download but the hardback is not out until early Stockein. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Very kind of you to say, Gregg. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bon… More.


The year is At short notice Tyger is called to join a newly assembled fleet and sent to the Baltic and the only remaining continental ally to Great Britain the kingdom of Sweden. The first book in this series, it chronicles the sea adventures of year-old Thomas Kydd, a wig-maker, who was press-ganged into service on the warship, Duke William. There’s a problem loading this menu right juliab. From the off, I was drawn into the story, fascinated by the insight the author gives the reader into what life must have been like aboard one of His Majesty’s ships.


This only strengthened my resolve for a life kyvd sea and at fifteen I joined the Royal Navy. English Choose a language for shopping. Hello, Ben — it was released in the UK on May 18 in hardback, ebook and audio download.