Praise for Julian Stockwin
'Stockwin tells his story with crispness and clarity. His characters are simply but well-drawn, and events happen at a pace to keep readers involved. As always, his display of seamanship savvy is one of the best in the genre'
'Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould'
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.
In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.
I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast . . . Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.
The appeal of the story is in the telling, which is atmospheric, authentic ... The author had a long career in the Royal Navy, which adds to his prose that extra dash of salty realism.