A Sea of Gold Collectors Set

Sea of GoldThis year there will be two Kydd titles are being released; the first, The Iberian Flame, was out in June. The second, A Sea of Gold, will be launched in November. As usual, I will be offering Collectors Sets. These signed, numbered and embossed First Edition Sets are strictly limited in number to 500 only. I’m happy to write a short dedication on request. The Subscription List for The Iberian Flame filled rapidly and is now closed but there are still some unreserved Sets for A Sea of Gold.

Here’s what two of my editors have said of the manuscript of A Sea of Gold:

‘First, many congratulations – this is a simply terrific addition to the Kydd oeuvre. I could hardly bear the suspense that evolved around Kydd foray into Lloyd’s. Those passages are brilliantly written (as is the rest) – I really felt for him. And I was so relieved when everything turned out fine for him in the end – one of the most satisfying endings ever, I think! There are, of course, some magnificent passages at sea, and the fire-ships episode: will Kydd get off the burning ship in time? He did, of course, but his precarious emotional state is so well portrayed that it began to seem doubtful. I enjoyed the historical politics too, in which you bring well-known figures from the past so vividly to life, and, of course, Renzi’s continuing career in the shadows of government. Another fabulous yarn.’

‘Many congratulations once more on a fine book. It was great to have Cochrane appear ‘on screen’ as it were… The Basque Roads was in my view the finest battle scene I have read of yours (real seat-of-the pants tension and incredibly complex tactical decisions); I thoroughly enjoyed the excursions into the early nineteenth century stock market and Lloyds (very illuminating) and of course the double blow and resolution to Kydd’s fortunes was masterfully done: bravo!’

And here’s a taster of the story:

1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is the toast of London society. Here he falls in with the legendary frigate captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane.
So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: a relationship that will lead him, almost simultaneously, to first glory, then ruin.

The French fleet is massing in the Basque Roads in a near impregnable position. The Admiralty orders Cochrane to command an attack, to the chagrin of more senior officers who object to being overlooked by Cochrane’s reputation for daring. Cochrane insists that his new friend, Kydd, is in the forefront of the assault armada, a motley collection of rocket, bomb and fire-ships that will set the anchorage ablaze – this despite Kydd’s almost pathological fear of fire.

The fallout from what follows will see Kydd financially ruined, with only his former shipmates, his oldest friend of all, Nicholas Renzi, and the whisper of hidden Spanish treasure promising the sea of gold that he needs to save himself.

15 Comments on “A Sea of Gold Collectors Set”

  1. Please reserve a copy of A Sea of Gold for me.

    I am on holidays with very limited email until the end of August. I have purchased all other Collector Sets and should be in your filrs.



    Peter G. Pellatt

    Mayor, Summer Village of Sundance Beach

    AUMA Director, Summer Villages


  2. Read Iberian Flame, now I think I am on the list for “A Sea of Gold” but not sure. Please check for me.

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  4. Julian, I believe that I’ve already paid for this set. I hope this is true, as I have another 3 books I have pre paid for due later this year. Kind regards, Paul Meade.

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Would you be so kind as to check I am on the collectors list for the Sea of Gold.

    I think I am, having collected all of your titles!




  6. Hi Julian,

    Hope all is well and that you are not getting writers cramp with all these great books you are having published, I know it’s a question I ask every time, but am I on the list for the collectors set of ‘A Sea of Gold’?


    Robin Weeks.

  7. Hi

    Usual two copies please. PayPal invoice to tim@tisl.net please.

    Copy #9 for me and another for my Uncle in USA

    Many thanks


    Sent from my iPhone

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