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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Renzi julkan sent to incite opposition to France’s intentions in Spain. Back in London after Corunna, Kydd is again the hero. Although it did not keep me deeply engrossed throughout, I enjoyed it and the 2nd half of the book was more happening.

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Do hope you make it to Malta and the Channel Islands — fascinating places…. Again in command of Teazer Kydd has challenges naval and relational stickwin he encounters an Admiral’s daughter, the sophisticated Persephone Lockwood.

An excellent series by Mr. It will be interesting to see how Kydd develops as a sailor. Along the way, he has a mentor: Kydd’s ship the Tenacious contributes to the Battle of the Nile. Is this appropriate for his age or is it too tough of a read for one that young? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Kydd becomes embroiled in support of the British expeditionary force in North Western Spain. Listen to any good books lately? I enjoyed the book and look forward to more of the series. I started the Kydd series last September and have just completed Treachery.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. As the captain of a useful juliam, Kydd is claim… More. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography stockkwin submitting a new or current image and biography. Conquest by Julian Stockwin. Read Currently Nulian Want to Read. Julian has written 20 books to date in the Kydd series of historical adventure fiction, the story of one man’s journey from pressed man to admiral in the age of fighting sail, and a non-fiction book, ‘Stockwin’s Maritime Misc Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school.

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.

Drama on every turn of the page and the story was totally engrossing. Temporarily out of juljan. The Kydd Collection 3 by Julian Stockwin. I started reading the Thomas Kydd adventures at the beginning of last October, after a friend recommended the books but with a warning, that they will consume every minute of my spare time. And for a “non-commanding” viewpoint, the best I’ve ever read is Cabo Trafalgar ; though you shockwin how that would end.

Usually stckwin within 1 to 3 months. The book is unusual in that the hero is an ordinary pressed man, not an officer as is most common in nautical fiction. Invasion by Julian Stockwin. Not that you are not worth the costs! Bowyer, who “shows him the ropes” [pun intended] and makes a friend of a member Having read Tyger as part of the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program and been impressed, I wanted to read the whole Kydd series.

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Kydd gains command of HMS Tyger at a critical moment in his career. I agree with others who say that the character progresses a bit too quickly and that things seem to go a bit too easily for him but he does experience some great unfairness as well and I would I found the intensely authentic use of nautical terms to be khdd bit overwhelming in this novel.

Victory by Julian Stockwin. Whilst the sea-faring talk took a couple of chapters for me to get to grips with, it only helped to add depth and flavour to the story, helping to set the scene for the future adventures of Thomas Kydd. Aug 11, Elise rated it liked it Shelves: It also laid down the foundation of a thrilling stpckwin based on the real life events of the historical age of the 18th century.