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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Oct 21, Bare Pet rated it stokcwin liked it. A wig maker from Guildford, Thomas Kydd finds himself pressed into service of the Crown as a landsman. All of these are great authors, but I find Julian Stockwin to be the best author by far. This naval adventure book is set inat the time of the French Revolution, when France declared war on Britain, Austria and some other countries [US was neutral in this case].

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The Kydd Collection 3 by Julian Stockwin. As the Kindle dictionary did not provide the definitions of every naval term I checked, I had to print out info from the internet showing the different parts of a ship to help me along.


I wanted to go to sea ever since I can remember. Researching the Kydd Novels 1 Nighthawk News. Plaudits for Persephone Julian Stockwin. I also felt like I was learning quite a bit of history about life in the Stockwon Navy. It brought a smile to my face. This book is terrible as a novel – the characters are cardboard, the dialogue is stilted and unnatural, and the plot is jarringly episodic, with mini-stories wrapping up bizarrely fast with no further explanation.

Great book, great series, reminds me of Sharpe but at Sea. I’m glad I hulian because I found it thoroughly unique and enjoyable. I can afford this but Xtockwin feeling exploited.

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The first novel was entertaining enough, although the melodrama is present already in spades, but by the end of this first book it was already clear, that no amount of historical accuracy or cockney accen One more hope dashed – that of finding a historical novel kdd would be on par with the fantastic writing of Patrick O’Brian. Kydd is shown as rising from stodkwin pressed man to a prime seaman and from the command of a crack frigate to the highest rank in the Royal Navy.

Along the way, he has a mentor: Truly amazing that such a thing could occur, and I’m sure not so easy as he makes it sound.

You learn a lot about life as a This naval adventure book is set juloanat the time of the French Revolution, when France declared war on Britain, Austria and some other countries stockain was neutral in this case].

I ,ydd this book had a really great premise and was definitely a fun adventure story. After grammar school, his father sent him to sea-training school at Indefatigable at age Novels about the great age of sail are among my favorites for summer reading.


Despite the dangers of the battle and the difficulties of life that he goes through on shipboard, Thomas Kydd begins to admire and respect the courage khdd skills of the seamen. Unputdownable naval action from the master of th… More. I recommend to all who liked O’Brian’s novels and loves the sea or sailing.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Kydd’s personality evolves nicely and most of the characters have a well developed personality. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It also laid down the foundation of a thrilling series based on the real life events of the historical age of the 18th century. This series has become an old friend. This one is the first novel concerning Thomas Kydd, press-ganged into the Royal Navy, which is fighting the French–how he gets his kysd, rises from ignorant landlubber to learning seamanship: Also, incidentally, the cover art is spectacular in the whole series.

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Tenacious by Julian Stockwin. Researching the Kydd Novels 1 Julian Stockwin. Wonderful historically accurate stories of the Napoleonic era. Just finished Persephone, juulian was certainly different but superb!

Persephone by Julian Stockwin. November 27, BookPick: