The 16th novel in Julian Stockwin’s popular KYDD series, TYGER, is published in hardback tomorrow by Hodder and Stoughton. The novel was published in the US last week by McBooks.
In the latest instalment, the greatest naval trial in the Georgian period is underway at Portsmouth with the court martial of Sir Home Popham, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's commanding officer in the doomed occupation of Buenos Aires. Kydd has some sympathy for Popham's unauthorised action but his support for his former commander leaves him athwart some very influential people in the Admiralty. Action-packed, and page-turning, as we follow Kydd and Renzi in another adventure.
At 14 Stockwin joined a tough sea-training school, followed by the Royal Navy, transferring to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated. He saw active service in the Far East, the Antarctic, the South Seas and Vietnam, and was on board the Melbourne at the time of its disastrous peace time collision with the Voyager. His standalone novel THE SILK TREE is currently out in paperback from Allison & Busby. He’s currently writing another KYDD novel for Hodder and another standalone, THE CRAKYS OF WAR, for Allison & Busby.
Praise for the KYDD series:
‘Pasha is a cracking read. The only downside of this new book is that there is the wait until the next story is published.’ - Firetrench
‘The story takes you on an explosive journey, which is full of unexpected turns … rich in action and full of interesting characters, this thrilling novel leaves you in awe of the 18th century seaman.’ -- Evening Telegraph