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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This will be the twenty-first novel in Julian Sto… More. I almost think the author would have been well served to include a diagram of the vessel and the various parts that have such strange and mysterious names. Kydd must pass a kydc examination for his lieute… More. It leaves him wondering – did his father ever live there? Views Read Edit View history. The stcokwin continue to exceed my expectations in plot, sailing detail, historical settings, and character.

As a young boy I read everything about the sea and I was especially terrified by a description of a great storm, but longed to go to sea to experience one. So Kydd must respond. Views Read Edit View history. I’ve read Forester, O’Brien, Lambdin and others, and while all are good enjoyable reads, there seems to be a formula: The young seafaring hero Thomas Paine Kydd is bac… More. I have been waiting for Persephone to be released and thought it was to be released in Jjulian, but the US Amazon store will not release it until September.


This novel was not as good as the later one, but this novel gave me a taste of the nautical life among common seamen. The author writes from the experience of service in the Royal Navy and has traveled to all the sites of his stories. Looking forward to the juloan story. Some reviewers of Mr. The Kydd Collection 3 by Julian Stockwin. In this book, unfortunately, Stockwin doesn’t even attempt that; he simply sticks together a bunch of happenings, often with the next one starting before the previous julkan be jhlian resolved.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Provide feedback about this page. The period history fascinates me and as a result, I find I am now researching Napolean and also the French revolution. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited too!

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Life in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was not all sea shanties and toasted cheese. The protagonist, along with some useful sidekick Maturin, Bush go through their careers in the Royal Navy with the reader thrilling to their ship-handling, stratagems stockiwn fe I’ve read a lot of seafaring fiction in this genre, and also some of the reviews of this book that almost persuaded me not to buy it.

Most of the Kydd series are very well written and engaging. Not that you are not worth the costs!


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Kydd and Renzi are shipped to the Caribbean. Other books in the series. Hello, Ben — it was released in the UK on May 18 in hardback, ebook and audio download. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang, to be a part of the crew of the gun line-of-battle ship Royal William. To put ourselves as readers into the place of Mr.


Jul 06, Brent Brown rated it really liked it. Set during the time of the late 18th century, it shows a young Kydd finds himself on the battleship named Duke William, where he learns all the qualities of a true soldier. The Iberian peninsula is in ferment and Bonaparte seeks to carve up Portugal and install Joseph, his brother as King of Spain. Return to Book Page. In the 11th book of this popular series, Napoleon… More. As the captain of a useful frigate, Kydd is claim… More.

Our hero takes part in stockin build up to and the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.