The Baltic Prize
Thomas Kydd 19
By Julian Stockwin
The nineteenth novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Captain Kydd series.
1808. Parted from his new bride, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is called away to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. Following the sudden declaration of war by Russia and with the consequent threat of the czar's great fleet in St Petersburg, the expedition must defend Britain's dearly-won freedom in the those waters.
However Kydd finds his popular fame as a frigate captain is a poisoned chalice; in the face of jealousy and envy from his fellow captains, the distrust of the commander-in-chief and the betrayal of friendship by a former brother-in-arms now made his subordinate, can he redeem his reputation?
In an entirely hostile sea Tyger ranges from the frozen north to the deadly confines of the Danish Sound - and plays a pivotal role in the situation ensuing after the czar's sudden attack on Finland. This climaxes in the first clash of fleets between Great Britain and Russia in history. To the victor will be the prize of the Baltic!
Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to TS Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.
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02 Nov 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for the Thomas Kydd series. — -
Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book. — Historical Naval Society on The Admiral's Daughter
Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line. — Daily Express
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian series — Royal Navy Sailing Association journal
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail — Nautical Magazine on VICTORY