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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The Kydd Collection 4 by Julian Stockwin. I, for one, shall certainly be setting sail on future adventures with Julian Stockwin.

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The one complaint I do have it the almost unintelligible nautical language about 18th century ship’s rigging. The technical details are in place. He joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated.

In the beginning of the story, it is depicted by the author Julian Stockwin that all of Europe is set ablaze with war during the end of the 18th century.

Kydd is shown as rising from a pressed man to a prime seaman and from the command of a crack frigate to the highest rank in the Royal Navy. One of my favourite series is the Brilliance Saga by Marcus Sakey and it is our featured series of the month.


My stockiwn problem with the book was that it was always a little too easy for Kydd. Learn how your comment data is processed. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Kydd gains command of HMS Tyger at a critical moment in his career. Return to Book Page. If you liked the rousing sea adventures of Patrick O’Brien, you will adore these.

Kydd Series | Julian Stockwin

Also, incidentally, the cover art is spectacular in the whole series. Kydd is the beginning of a fun and srockwin seafaring series, and I’m enjoying it. Stockwin attended the University of Tasmania to read Far Eastern studies and psychology.

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Stockwin gives us a good measure of the difficulties from the unique perspective of a pressed sailor, a landsman just as I would have been had I been so unfortunate as Mr. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This novel was not as good as the later one, but this novel gave me a taste of the nautical life among common seamen.

Because when he visits there he finds out no-one with the last name of Reacher has ever lived there. Happy not be overwhelmed with nautical vocabulary, and willing to try the next book to see how the story develops. I will also be juljan into the Maritime Miscellany to learn more technical details. Researching the Kydd Novels 2 Julian Stockwin.


The book is unusual in that the hero is an ordinary pressed man, not an officer as is most common in nautical fiction. I won’t dock it stars for anything.

Inferno by Julian Stockwin. I recommend to all who liked O’Brian’s novels and loves the sea or sailing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Baltic Prize by Julian Stockwin.

For the exclusive adventurous descriptions of the life of Kydd, the series is also known by the name Thomas Kydd Adventures. Knowing that I was reading something very close to real history stockein made the book more interesting. The earlier books I have read three or four times as when I reach the end of the last book published I simply start the series again… My last reading took me to the end of Tyger. In addition financial ruin beckons.

The author writes from the experience of service in the Royal Navy and has traveled to all the sites of his stories. Invasion by Julian Stockwin. Victory by Julian Stockwin. Notify me of jukian posts via email.