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by Julian Stockwin

  • ISBN: 0340770872
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Julian Stockwin
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2001)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • FB2 size: 1472 kb
  • EPUB size: 1890 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 130
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The Kydd Series, closely based on real events from history, is the story of one man’s journey from pressed man to Admiral in the Great Age of Fighting Sail. There are a projected 26 titles in the series. Although they form a series, each book can be read alone as a complete story. Hi Mr. Stockwin, I was wondering if the publisher was planning to do anymore Kydd Collection’s in ebooks where they are grouping 3 books together for 1 low price? Not that you are not worth the costs! but I find them more economical on a tight budget. The last one I see is Kydd Collection Betrayal, Caribee and Pasha.

Stockwin, Just discovered your book in the local library. I was mesmerized as Julian S. took us into the Royal Navy at the bottom of the bottom. I gave my dad a copy and Dad said he could taste the sal. ydd’s hurricane reminded him of Typhoon Cobra in 1944, only worse. The title is The Iberian Flame.

In the eighth book of this popular series, Thomas Kydd and Nicholas Renzi return to England in 1803 after tumultuous episodes on the other side of the world to find England in peril of starvation and bankruptcy. Kydd is placed back in command of his beloved vessel, Teazer, but he barely has time to prep her for the sea when he is sent on an urgent mission. As the captain of a useful frigate, Kydd is claimed by the Leeward Islands station, exchanging the harsh situation in South America for the warmth and delights of the Caribbean. It’s a sea change for Kydd, who revisits places and people that figured in his time as a young seaman.

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The Speaker of the Commons, in his full-bottomed wig, gave the floor to Edmund Burke in the crowded chamber. Rubbing his long nose, the orator stood and glanced across to the opposite benches at the. slumped figure of the Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, who seemed resigned to events. It would not do, however, to underestimate Pitt, even if, as a man of peace, he seemed unsure of his direction in this new war with the French.

Artemis - Kydd 02 Book Jacket Series: Kydd 2 Tags: Historical Novel, Nautical SUMMARY: With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was.

Artemis - Kydd 02 Book Jacket Series: Kydd 2 Tags: Historical Novel, Nautical SUMMARY: With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who wa. Artemis - Kydd 02. Book Jacket. Tags: Historical Novel, Nautical. SUMMARY: With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was kidnapped and pressed into duty with the tempestuous crew of the Duke William battle ship.

Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen. 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 Miscellany. His latest Kydd series title is THE BALTIC PRIZE. THE IBERIAN FLAME will be published in June, followed by A SEA OF GOLD in November.

Julian Stockwin is a retired teacher and educational psychologist, and a former lieutenant commander of the .

Julian Stockwin is a retired teacher and educational psychologist, and a former lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire. He is the author of the Kydd Sea Adventures series.

Julian Stockwin is a renown author of fictions of historical adventure. Born in Basingstoke City in England in 1944 but has stayed in many parts of the world including the Far-East and Australia. Currently, Julian lives in an eighteenth-century house famously known as Corinthia in a very quiet part of Devon.


Reviews about Kydd (7):
Naktilar
Having read the whole series of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey / Maturin novels 3 or 4 times I thought I would try the first of this series. It was a change to read about characters at the lower end of the naval hierarchy but I found the way Kydd rose in the ranks from a pressed man slightly incredible. Even the Author admitted such cases were very few in that period.
I did enjoy the book as there were few digressions from the main plot, (unlike the Aubrey / Maturin novels which do tend to meander a bit).
I may continue with this series, but not in the immediate future.
Katishi
If you are a fan of the late Patrick O'Brian and his Aubrey/Maturin series then this book and, probably the series, will be your cup of tea. I must admit to discovering this author and his work late in its progress but thanks to Goodreads I did manage to find them. Now that I have read the first entry in this author's series I will definitely seek out the rest. The age of fighting sail is a ceaselessly enjoyable period in history full of great tales of the sea and the people that manned the great ocean going vessels of the time.
Ger
Sea-going novels -- ones that have followed C.S. Forester's great Hornblower -- miss the astonishing seamanship that kept the sailing-ship navies afloat. Stockwin's Kydd series reminds us that about 90% (or much more) of the thought, skill, and effort of our heroes went into ship-handling. Thank you, Julian Stockwin! Forester is still the best at telling a story -- just read (or re-read) his opening story in "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower". However, Stockwin gives us that 90%. Makes it real. Shows (as in "show don't tell") a young man pressed into the Royal Navy and becoming a skill seaman.

I'll read all the Kydd series now!
JUST DO IT
I read all of Lamdin,s books about Captain Lewery. It appears that the Kidd books will be as good. A very big task. Well worth 8 bucks to trial. I equally enjoyed the narration.
Laizel
Interesting concept...all of the other series I've read have started with an officer. This begins with that most reluctant sailor, the pressed man. It is the first of many, varied twists.
Kaim
I like many other fans of this genre, started with books by Forester, and Kent. Later, I found the books of Pope, O'Brian and Woodman to name but just a few. As the relative newcomer, Julian Stockwin has charted a different course from his illustrious counterparts. This series has come on the scene in the form of breath of fresh air. No longer are we to follow the adventures exclusively from the quarterdeck. The feeling of being forced unwillingly into this life immediately evokes sympathy from the reader and gets the reader to support the character almost immediately. The pressing of men into the King's Service was harsh, but legal in the time of Kydd. We learn the ropes along with the main protagonist. What we may not know as readers is mirrored by Kydd, and through him we learn as well.

The loss of some of the main supporting characters is refreshing as well; life at sea is hard and unforgiving. The gritty view of life from between decks was intense and very evocative. The believability rang true to the stories I heard from my grandfather who was a merchant seaman in the early 1900's in the waning days of the age of sail. To modern sensibilities the plotlines may seem a bit contrived and unbelievable, I would say they may be fantastic but no more so than the lives of some of the actual people who lived in that time. Consider that Admiral Bligh, from Mutiny on the Bounty, was involved in not just one but three mutinies in his career. What is the likelihood of that? A check of the Trafalgar Roll shows numerous sailors and officers that served in many of the climactic battles of the time. As for the seemingly episodic nature
of this genre, that is the sailor's life. The sailor's life is one of long periods of boredom, drudgingly tedious work interrupted by minutes to at most hours of excitement and danger. An account of those tedious hours wouldn't make for very good reading, nor would it sell books.

I for one could not put this book down. I am convinced that this is a must-have series. I will pick up every new installment. Kydd is destined for bigger and better things and so are we as readers.

Enjoy,

Ken Erichsen
Nikojas
Very reminiscent of the Hornblower series, great descriptive action and an insight into the harsh realities of life at sea in those days. Found it a little difficult getting familiar with the terminology of things aboard a British Man o War, but no more I am sure than a pressed man of the day and without the discomfort. Looking forward to book 2
As good as Forested, Pope, and Kent. I really enjoyed the descriptions of life from the lower deck, especially from the point of view of a "pressed man". I will read the entire series.

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