HODDER & STOUGHTON TO PUBLISH FOUR MORE BOOKS IN JULIAN STOCKWIN’S KYDD SERIES

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Hodder & Stoughton have signed a deal to publish a further four books in the Kydd series by Julian Stockwin. The series tells the story of a young wigmaker’s son, Thomas Kydd, who is press-ganged to sea. As he rises through the decks, his adventures take him around the world. Published in many countries around the world, this is the first series to highlight the common seaman in the great age of fighting sail. 

The first of the four titles and book 22 in the series, TO THE EASTERN SEAS, will be published in hardback, e-book and audio in October 2019. The subsequent Kydd tales will then be released every nine months.

Breaking news for US fans: TYGER (Book 16) and INFERNO (Book 17) are now available to purchase in audio in the US too.

About the Author:

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.  Later he worked for NATO on the strategic deployment of merchant shipping.

Praise for Julian Stockwin:

‘The preeminent living historical naval fiction writer on either side of the Atlantic.’ — Quarterdeck

‘A master teller of grand historical fiction tales. Pick one, any one, and you will be highly entertained…He writes brilliantly, bringing wonderful characters to life.’ — Booksville

‘In his hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.’ — The Guardian

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INFERNO by Julian Stockwin published today

INFERNO, the seventeenth novel in Julian Stockwin’s popular KYDD series, is published in hardback in the UK 6 October 2016 with Hodder and Stoughton.

The page-turning, sea-blasted KYDD series has been published in 7 countries including the UK, the US, Germany, France, Japan, the Czech Republic, and Russia.

1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has snatched his reputation from ignominy. He is the hero of the hour. But though Britain's Navy remains imperious, a succession of battles has seen Napoleon victorious on mainland Europe.

In an attempt to prevent the French from taking control of Denmark's navy, Kydd's great friend Nicholas Renzi - now Lord Farndon - is sent on a desperate diplomatic mission to persuade the Danes to give up their fleet to Britain. But the Danes are caught between two implacable forces and will not yield, opting instead for the inferno of battle.

Read an excerpt of INFERNO.

Julian Stockwin is also the author of the fascinating MOMENTS IN HISTORY series, gripping historical fiction which examines and reimagines the turning points of the past. THE POWDER OF DEATH, a heart-pounding novel based around the invention of gunpowder, was published with Allison & Busby 18 August 2016. A free excerpt is available online.

Praise for the KYDD series

‘I was soon turning over the pages almost indecently fast’ – The Independent

‘From the very first novel KYDD Stockwin climbed the dizzy heights of the bestseller lists and has stayed there ever since.’ – Craig Cabell, Book Collector and Magazine

‘Historical fiction is a tricky beast. As a writer you have to keep your history in proper shape while combining it with a narrative that someone actually wants to read. Score two out of two for Julian Stockwin...It is engrossing.’ – The Daily Mail

About Julian Stockwin

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.  Later he worked for NATO on the strategic deployment of merchant shipping.

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