In the grand tradition of C. S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian, the second installment of Julian Stockwin's internationally bestselling naval adventure series captures the triumph, tragedy, and gritty reality of life at sea on a Napoleonic-era frigate.Writing with the passion and authenticity that only a professional seaman could bring to this distinguished new series of historical novels, Julian Stockwin returns with the second installment in his masterly tale of young Thomas Kydd, kidnapped and forced to sea in Kydd. With his best friend, Nicholas Renzi, Kydd, who has learned to love the sea, ships out on the crack frigate Artemis. Surviving a fierce battle against the French, Artemis soon heads on a perilous journey to India, China, the South Seas and around the world. Fever, tempest, and even mutiny will test Kydd's resolve, but he also experiences a passionate but doomed relationship and finds strength and purpose in the unique fellowship of the sea.
Literature-Fiction, British, Historical,