The 15th KYDD adventure PASHA was published in paperback yesterday by Hodder & Stoughton. In this latest instalment of Julian Stockwin’s acclaimed maritime adventure series, an Admiralty summons to England cuts short Thomas Kydd's service in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While the crew of L'Aurore can look forward to liberty and prize money, a shadow hangs over their captain: the impending court martial of his one-time commander, Commodore Popham, who led a doomed attack on South America.
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 will be published in paperback by Allison & Busby next month. 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