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Artemis by Julian Stockwin

With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was kidnapped and pressed into duty with the tempestuous crew of the Duke William battle ship. Now, Thomas Paine Kydd is back -- with a vengeance -- in the latest installment of Stockwin's thrilling naval adventure series.
Artemis is the eighteenth-century crack frigate that Kydd and sea-mate Nicholas Renzi are set to sail all the way to the fabled Far East. In this great age of fighting sailing ships, Kydd's voyage promises to be a perilous undertaking. But not even shipwreck, mutiny, or a confrontation with a mighty French frigate manages to thwart Artemis and her crew. It's only when Kydd receives an urgent message from home -- one that threatens to cut short his career and trap him on shore forever -- that Artemis's real journey begins.
Filled with mesmerizing suspense and vivid details of Napoleonic-era seafaring, Artemis is classic, page-turning storytelling at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743233958
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 87,256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Julian Stockwin is the internationally bestselling author of Kydd, Artemis, Seaflower, and Mutiny, the first four novels in the Kydd adventure series. Having joined the Royal Navy at age fifteen, he retired from the Royal Naval Reserve as a lieutenant commander and was awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE). He and his wife live in Devon, England. Visit the author's website at

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Artemis: A Kydd Sea Adventure 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brown hair son of zuesz hazel eyes lover of sky flight always wondered him weapon spear age 13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age 13 ( just joined hunters ). Fun loving and happy go lucky. Good cook. Exelent markswoman. Has a pet wolf named stoneshadow, ocasionaly called stone. Brown hair, normally in a braid to the side, and brown eyes. Daughter of Artemis, has never found love, but have crushed on one guy. Now just friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
18, tall, long black straight hair, green eyes, tan skin, combat boots, skinny jeans, tank top, recurve bow, steel shortsword.
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In this second book, Kydd has advanced through hard work, and the help of some helpful and understanding messmates to be rated a Petty Officer. He also now has had a love interest, though his drive to make a career in the RN superseded what his female companion, wanted and needed. That sounds a little crass and roguish, but, considering she all but seduced him, her later reaction seemed greedy. In all, a good read, that was hard to put down. Many of my comments from the first book in this series applies to the second book as well. I did feel a little disjointed in the change in locale. For instance, the reader might be reading about one character and their POV, then in the next paragraph, the scene and the character changes. At least in the eBook edition, there was no demarcation of any sort of scene change. A line, or some other mark to denote a change would've been nice. I've read Patrick O'Brian novels and of course C.S. Forrester, and liked their more flowing style. From reading the Author Notes on this and the next book, I understand his intention to skip over the duller parts of blockade duty, or endless sailing on wide open seas. In my somewhat limited way, I feel this was carried to extremes, to the point that I wonder how the ship, or character could have gotten from one place to another. Granted, not all transitions need to be written. Not being a writer, I have no suggestions to improve. It just felt disjointed, and I needed to go back and reread to see if I had missed something.
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