Four More Kydds!
I’m delighted to have signed a contract with Hodder & Stoughton for four more Kydd titles. To the Eastern Seas, the first of these, will be published in October next year in hardback, ebook and audio download. Thereafter, another Kydd tale will be launched approximately every nine months. This will bring the total to 25, but rest assured, I have plans for further adventures for Kydd, Renzi and all the doughty crew after that!
Here’s a taster of To The Eastern Seas:
With Bonaparte held to a stalemate in Europe, the race to empire is now resumed. Britain’s ambitions turn to the Spice Islands, the Dutch East Indies, where Admiral Pellew has been sent to confront the enemy’s vastly rich holdings in these tropical islands. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd joins reinforcements to snatch these for the British Crown.
The two colonial masters of India and the East Indies face each other in mortal striving for the region – there can be only one victor to hold all the spoils. The colonial genius, Stamford Raffles, believes Britain should strike at the very centre of Dutch spice production, the Moluccas, rather than the fortresses one by one but is fiercely opposed. Kydd, allying himself to this cause, conspires to lead a tiny force to a triumphant conclusion. Subsequently, a battle for Java and an empire in the East stretches Kydd and Tyger‘s company to their very limits.
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Good on you!
As a reader, I’m delighted.
As a lover of all things naughtical, I’m grateful there are authors like yourself that stand “above, ahead, apart from the rest!”
William Chapin Reed, Jr. (Bill)
great news so so chuffed well done Julian excellent news
Great news-cannot wait!
I have enjoyed all your books keep up the good work
Great news Julian I shall pass the information on to my wife. Next birthday prezzy sorted. Keep up the great work, You are a “Leg end” for sure.
Great news! Just finished listening to “A Sea of Gold” and trust you keep the current reader as he is a wonder in making your interesting writing come even more alive. As much as I want to see the Kydd saga continue, I must ask if you have an outlined “end game” you are working from and how many more books do you propose at this point.? Thanks for a truly fascinating and wonderful literary journey to date.
Wonderful news. Kydd and Renzi live on!
Hey if it’s the battle of Java, my regiment the 78th Highlanders has that as a battle honor
I’ve read all your books and love them.Your devoted fan in St. Louis, Mo., USA.
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Congratulations Julian, looking forward to them.
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“THIS IS…EXCELLENT…NEWS!!” Julian Stockwin…”CONGRATULATIONS!!” Here’s Wishing “YOU: & YOUR FAMILY!!” All The Best For “NOW!!” & The “FESTIVE SEASON!!” Kind Regards..Peter Gerhardi.. ..P.S…Admiral Pellew (Sir) Was A Great Character In The T.V. Series..”Hornblower Which I Very Much “ENJOYED!!”… Sent from my iPhone
Fantastic!! Can’t wait.