The Thomas Kydd novels are the story of one man s journey from pressed man to Admiral during the Great Age of Fighting Sail.
Mutiny: Caught up in the Mutiny on the Nore, Kydd is faced with a terrible choice. Abandon his friends and shipmates? Or join the rebellion and put his career and even his life on the line?
Quarterdeck: Kydd must pass a tough examination for his lieutenancy, and when Tenacious reaches the colonies, Kydd is caught up in the intrigue surrounding the birth of the American Navy.
Tenacious: Thomas Kydd is aboard Tenacious, part of a small squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. Its mission is to scour the Mediterranean and locate Napoleon and his army.
Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to 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. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.
After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. 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.