'Rousing naval adventure series . . . Stockwin's richly detailed, if idealized, portrait of life on ship and shore in Britain's oceanic empire is engrossing.' - Publishers Weekly
Praise for Julian Stockwin's previous books: 'I was soon turning over the pages almost indecently fast ... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.'
'Gripping . . . Rich in action and full of interesting characters, this thrilling novel leaves you in awe of the 18th-century seaman.' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
The vantage point of the common sailor gives the nautical novel a fresh twist.
Stockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line... the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked.