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Quite a delightful novel by Stockwin, who is becoming one of my favorite authors of naval fiction. I also think that Stockwin's knowledge of sailing those wonderful square-riggers... Read morePublished 2 months ago by rev2000
Most of the time, the story moves along at a slow slow pace because the hero is always worried about his next unimportant action.Published 9 months ago by xwxman
Great sea story as we see newly appointed Lt. Kydd finding his way in Royal Navy society.
Very good read.
The story line keeps me coming back. As Kydd and Renzie's friendship grows it is put to the test. Can Kydd handle the responsibility that comes with promotion, will the power go to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Randy F
I am amazed by the attention to detail in Stockwin's books, the nautical terms and procedures make you feel like you are actually sailing on a square rigged vesselPublished 15 months ago by Raymond A. Keller
Kydd has difficulty with the social elevation that accompanies his promotion to lieutenant. Renzi is of little help. Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Cogan
I've force my self to completed and begin to read next one, but was unable to get through 20 pages and drop it - boring. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andy Lyakhovetskiy
Julian Stockwin has another winner. Everyone can related to coming from meager beginnings and then making it good. But what about those who were born to it; how can I relate. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dennis M. Bash