Inferno
Inferno

Inferno

A Kydd Sea Adventure, Book 17

Kydd Sea Adventures

FICTION

448 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781590137390

Rights: US

McBooks Press (Oct 2017)

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Overview

Copenhagen Harbor is on fire . . . 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd resumes command of Tyger and is ordered to join a great armada on a desperate mission to pressure the Danish Crown Prince to turn his fleet over to Britain before Napoleon has the opportunity to seize it. On a parallel mission Nicholas Renzi—the Lord Farndon, also Kydd's best friend and brother-in-law—fails in an effort at using diplomacy to persuade the Danes to give up their fleet to Britain for the duration of the war. Neutral Denmark now controls the straits through which the entire Baltic trade passes and the French army is mustering at her borders. If the Napoleon manages to take control of the Danish navy—France's already-considerable naval forces may allow him to invade the English mainland and achieve hegemony over all of Europe. A fiery inferno—the Second Battle of Copenhagen—ensues.  

Reviews

"High-seas adventure, ocean battles, bloody melees, and general villainy . . . Stockwin's series is approaching the level of C.S. Forester's Hornblower books." —Publisher's Weekly

"Stockwin, who went to sea-training school at 14 and ended up as a lieutenant commander, gives a terrifying account of the brutal life and casual death aboard an 18th-century warship." —Guardian

"This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail." —Nautical Magazine

"Historians will forget they're reading fiction while story-lovers won't mind that they're learning history." —Jason R. Musteen, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy

Author Biography

Julian Stockwin is a retired teacher and educational psychologist, and a former 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.