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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I know it will be kyfd enjoyable as the Hornblower series. It is also rich with a lot of action, page turning narration and a number of exceptional characters. Oct 20, Tim rated it really liked it.

The Danish fleet is the focus of British and French attention and diplomacy is urgent with Napoleon’s forces rapidly approaching Copenhagen. The novel is unique in its own sense as the main protagonist is just a common pressed man and not any officer as shown in the most nautical fiction novels.

Even though the novels are written in the form a series, each one of them can be read separately in the form of a complete story independent of the other novels of the series. kgdd

Caribbee by Julian Stockwin. It will be interesting to see how Kydd develops as a sailor.

Usually ships within 1 to 3 months. The earlier books I have read three or four times as when I reach the end of the last book published I kyddd start the series again… My last reading took me to the end of Tyger. Persephone by Julian Stockwin. I, for one, shall certainly be setting sail on future adventures with Julian Stockwin. Shelve The Privateer’s Revenge.



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. Forester series because it focuses belowdecks, at least in this first of the series. I am definitely tempted to move on to other books in this series as I am curious to see what Thomas Kydd makes of himself as a seaman Where to get the narrative flow and lydd I am in the US and love the Kydd series.

Kydd is disgraced and leaves naval service. To The Eastern Seas. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The novel is said to have launched the unique and interesting writing talent of author Julian Stockwin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English Choose a language for shopping.

The delightful thing about them is they are written from the point of view of Kydd, a young wig maker who is impressed into the Royal Navy in the glorious age of sail.

Researching the Kydd Novels 1 Julian Stockwin. Stockwin is the only good successor to O’Brian and Forester. The fear, pain, anguish, despair, filth and stench are all there, and without knowing it for a fact, I can believe Stockwin’s descriptions of shipboard life to be very accurate and fair.

In this book we don’t merely see sailors gathered ’round the capstan bars, their horny feet slapping the deck while a fiddle strikes up a lively tune, we get stockwn sense that this was a hard, brutal, backbreaking job.


In the first book he goes from being a young wig maker who had never been to sea to a heroic able seaman. Search my blogs Search. In the opening sequence of the novel, Thomas Kydd is introduced as a young man from Guildford, who used to earn his living through wig making.

Sep 06, Anthony Lavisher rated it it was amazing. Thomas Kydd 18 May 18, 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 sockwin time.

The blend of dark and light is to my taste.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But it is a promising start to the series. It’s just an incredible light sci-fi series that fans of “Dark Matter” would also enjoy. Will probably read the next book or two. That bothers me and I don’t think I will read the next in the series for those reasons.

The author is I picked this book up from the library because I liked the cover art.