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 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!
PRAISE FOR JULIAN STOCKWIN'S THOMAS KYDD SERIES
'Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line' Daily Express
'This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail' Nautical Magazine on VICTORY
'Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book' Historical Naval Society on THE ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER
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 BALTIC PRIZE:-
As always with Stockwin's stories, the characters are engaging, the story is full of exciting action, and much of the story is real, based on historical research. You learn about history as you enjoy a rousing tale. And as with every Kydd tale, I couldn't put the book down once I started reading. In my book, number nineteen The Baltic Prize is another winner! — Booksville Blog
The book on a whole is very enjoyable but for me, the best parts were those that took place at sea and aboard the Tyger (Kydd's ship). Stockwin himself was in the British Navy and his wealth of knowledge shows through in the naval scenes, settings and action (ship on ship battles are extremely cool) giving them all a sense and feeling of authenticity as he brings them to life on the pages. — The Tattooed Book Geek Blog
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