No-one in England lives far from the sea and a strong and abiding relationship with Neptune's realm is a national characteristic, but it is perhaps in the West Country, where I set this book , that the maritime heritage is strongest. Since time immemorial, the sea has provided food and transport links between isolated communities, and with hundreds of miles of rocky coastline and winter storms equal to any, it has also been the graveyard of so many ships.
This book was great fun to write, but it also presented some new challenges to me as a writer. I hope you enjoy it! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very worth reading; I am reading them in order and ready to start the next.
Julian Stockwin's latest Thomas Kydd adventure is his best yet, with the Kydd back aboard HMS Teazer in home waters playing cat and mouse with smugglers.
The balance between the supporting details and the ability of the story line to dominate your attention seemed to be a bit off in this effort.
Tom ascends into high society and becomes a tenant in the best part of town.Published 4 months ago by Thomas G. Bingaman
Drags on and on could have skipped it. I hoped the next one gets back to a historical story with some navel segmentsPublished 5 months ago by L. D. Grant
Typical Kydd adventure, entertaining and follows the pattern of Kydd making a really dumb decision and managing to overcome a potentially career ending action. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jefferson W. Tilley
I am begining to enjoy this series for its technical accuracy in ship handling, the hero and on this book the Heritage Coast of England that brings back many memories of having... Read morePublished 7 months ago by rev2000
This period of time (1793-1815) is my favorite. I have read most of the series available. Most I pick up the first book and do not stop until I complete the series. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Edward
While there is ample excitement and naval action, the core of this novel revolves around Kydd's romantic choices and their consequences. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Cogan
I have been enjoying this series by Julian Stockwin, but I think this book is marking the end of a believable plot line. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stephanie M.
Another great book. Juliana has done well in the affairs oh high society and love. I am intrigued to say the least to see how Julian is going to salvage Kydd s career. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Dennis M. Bash