'Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line' - Daily Express
Napoleon's forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd's ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor. Having worked his way up from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship, Kydd is furious to find he will miss his opportunity to prove himself in battle. And Kydd's baffled superiors are equally angry to lose Kydd and his ship at such a dangerous time. Yet Kydd's role in the approaching war may be the most crucial part he has ever played.
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'Excellent in all respects' - 5 stars
'Very compelling reading!' - 5 stars
'I read ALL of the books by Julian Stockwin, he is an amazing author' - 5 stars
'Yet another top-notch tale from the grand master of the age of fighting sail' - 5 stars
'Julian Stockwin knows his craft . . . I lose myself in his books' - 5 stars
Stockwin's by-the-numbers 10th Kydd sea adventure opens as commander Thomas Kydd reclaims the helm of his sloop-of-war, Teazer, bringing along old friend and confidant Nicholas Renzi. Kydd, a former "rakish corsair," is assigned to join in the coastal defenses of Britain against the invasion by Napoleon's forces, but after engaging in some heavy sea action, Kydd chafes under his new post as "nursemaid" to the Sea Fencibles, the ragtag local defenses. Meanwhile, scholarly former spy Renzi is dispatched to Paris to secretly meet with American inventor Robert Fulton, who has designed and built a submarine for Napoleon. His mission, to bribe Fulton into switching his allegiances, steals the show as Kydd mucks around with the maritime amateurs. Stockwin doesn't stray from his successful formula in this outing; series readers should be pleased.
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Invasion - Julian Stockwin
Another great book from Julian. Kydd in the thick of it again. A riveting read.