Tenacious : A Kydd Sea Adventure

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Overview

This book finds Thomas Kydd 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. Kydd's newly fired ambition leads him to volunteer for shore service in the capture of Minorca. Later, he faces the great ships-of-the-line at the Battle of the Nile as the British take on the French in a no-holds-barred struggle for supremacy in southern waters. But there is one more test to come: the Siege of Acre, where Kydd...

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Overview

This book finds Thomas Kydd 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. Kydd's newly fired ambition leads him to volunteer for shore service in the capture of Minorca. Later, he faces the great ships-of-the-line at the Battle of the Nile as the British take on the French in a no-holds-barred struggle for supremacy in southern waters. But there is one more test to come: the Siege of Acre, where Kydd and a handful of British seamen under the command of Sir Sidney Smith face an army of thirteen thousand!

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"[Stockwin] writes evocatively of shipboard routine, the panic and confusion of combat, and the terrifying approach of a storm at sea, and he knows how to stage enthralling action scenes."  —Publisher's Weekly

"This writer knows his stuff when it comes to describing life at sea."  —The Historical Novels Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590131428
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Kydd Sea Adventures Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 466,850
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Stockwin joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated. Stockwin served eight years, and was eventually rated petty officer. He has also worked in the manufacture and design of computers and software development. Returning to the navy and the Royal Navy Reserve, Stockwin was honored with an MBE and retired as Lt Commander. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1990 and started to write in 1996.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    Tenacious, outstanding

    I finished reading TENACIOUS and must profess, I believe it to be Stockwin's best effort yet! The action sequences at the Nile are masterful, gripping and told me more about the Battle of the Nile than I ever knew before. I had read many accounts, but never with such clarity, strength and power. The cast of characters in the series grows with each book and Stockwin draws in some of my favorites from history and makes them fit so naturally into the story. Stockwin keeps them accurate to their character and personality. I love the small details that he includes, such as: the sword that Kydd has made and the inclusion of the birds on the engraving of the blade, and also how he came by the gold to purchase it. His opening dinner in Halifax, including some of my own favorite dishes, is a prime example. Stockwin captures all of the confusion, danger and excitement of locating the French fleet in the Med., the storm and the battle to survive it, and repair the fleet all based on actual events, helps build excitement and suspense. I was very surprised with the side adventure to Acre and the seige. Sir Sydney Smith is a character from history, who's real life reads like a Hollywood script, and his inclusion is masterful and works so well. He never really recieved the attention in history or nautical fiction, that he was due. I believe TENACIOUS will be the most successful in the series yet, taking nothing away from KYDD, SEAFLOWER, ARTEMIS, MUTINY or QUARTERDECK......just it's a story very well written and very well told!

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