Invasion: A Kydd Sea Adventure [NOOK Book]

Overview


In the 10th book of the popular series, rumors fly of Napoleon?s planned invasion of England, and British naval commander Thomas Kydd is sent to liaise with American inventor, Robert Fulton, who has created ?infernal machines? that can wreak mass destruction from a distance. Fulton believes that his inventions, namely the submarine and torpedo, will win the day for the power that possesses them, and Kydd must help him develop the devices. Despite his own scruples, believing that standing man-to-man is ...

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Overview


In the 10th book of the popular series, rumors fly of Napoleon’s planned invasion of England, and British naval commander Thomas Kydd is sent to liaise with American inventor, Robert Fulton, who has created “infernal machines” that can wreak mass destruction from a distance. Fulton believes that his inventions, namely the submarine and torpedo, will win the day for the power that possesses them, and Kydd must help him develop the devices. Despite his own scruples, believing that standing man-to-man is the only honorable way to fight, Kydd agrees to take part in the crucial testing of these weapons of mass destruction, which just may decide the fate of England.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Stockwin's by-the-numbers 10th Kydd sea adventure opens as commander Thomas Kydd reclaims the helm of his sloop-of-war, Teazer, bringing along old friend and confidant Nicholas Renzi. Kydd, a former “rakish corsair,” is assigned to join in the coastal defenses of Britain against the invasion by Napoleon's forces, but after engaging in some heavy sea action, Kydd chafes under his new post as “nursemaid” to the Sea Fencibles, the ragtag local defenses. Meanwhile, scholarly former spy Renzi is dispatched to Paris to secretly meet with American inventor Robert Fulton, who has designed and built a submarine for Napoleon. His mission, to bribe Fulton into switching his allegiances, steals the show as Kydd mucks around with the maritime amateurs. Stockwin doesn't stray from his successful formula in this outing; series readers should be pleased. (Oct.)
Historical Novels Review
Stockwin continues to display his talents in transporting his audience from the 21st century to the chaotic worlds of Kydd, Renzi, and their imperiled homeland.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590134962
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: Kydd Sea Adventures , #10
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 87,017
  • File size: 772 KB

Meet the Author


Julian Stockwin is a retired lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Where's the action??

    This is a dull, laborious read. There is no action, just an historical rambling that....rambles!
    At about halfway, I decided Kydd is dumber than a "box 'o rocks."
    I have read the series--to this point--and it seems to be getting away from the gnarly sea adventure, much as O'Brien did; without the charm of the Master. The last couple of books have been yawners but I will try one more before I give up on Kyddiot.

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