Balkan Glory coming soon!
My next Kydd tale, Balkan Glory is published in just a couple of weeks, in hardback and ebook on October 1. The audiobook will be narrated as usual by the highly talented Christian Rodska. This is the twenty-third book in the series and features the doughty crew of HMS Tyger and her gallant captain Sir Thomas Kydd, along with a number of real-life historical personages such as Klemens von Metternich and Admiral Sidney Smith. Balkan Glory will be available later in the US and other countries around the world.
Here’s a taster of the book :
1811. The Adriatic, the ‘French Lake’, is now the most valuable territory Napoleon Bonaparte possesses. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd finds his glorious return to England cut short when the Admiralty summons him to lead a squadron of frigates into these waters to cause havoc and distress to the enemy.
Kydd is dubbed ‘The Sea Devil’ by Bonaparte who personally appoints one of his favourites, Dubourdieu, along with a fleet that greatly outweighs the British, to rid him of this menace.
At the same time, Nicholas Renzi is sent to Austria on a secret mission to sound out the devious arch-statesman, Count Metternich. His meeting reveals a deadly plan by Bonaparte that threatens the whole balance of power in Europe. The only thing that can stop it is a decisive move at sea and for this he must somehow cross the Alps to the Adriatic to contact Kydd directly.
A climactic sea battle where the stakes could not be higher is inevitable. Kydd faces Dubourdieu with impossible odds stacked against him. Can he shatter Bonaparte’s dreams of breaking out of Europe and marching to the gates of India and Asia?
Is there a new publication date for Balkan Glory. Not showing as available yet in Book Depository
Not sure why this is. The book was published Oct. 1. However WORDERY apparently does free worldwide shipping
Are the ‘Collector Sets’ shipped? Looking forward to a re-engagement with Kidd.
Best regards in these troubled times,
Fred, the Sets have been shipped and you certainly should have received yours by now. Think it may be lost in the postal system. Can we give it a few more days and if nothing turns up we will have to send a replacement. J
Hi Julian, Just arrived in good shape. Can’t wait to get into it. Thanks.
Best regards in these troubled times, fred in Vancouver
Stay Safe, Fred. Hope you enjoy the book. J
Can’t wait for this to arrive. There is a space on my nautical bookcase for it waiting!
Hope you enjoy it!
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A US CITIZEN TO ORDER THE UK EDITION? I HAVE BEEN AN AVID READER SINCE MY MOTHER IN LAW GAVE ME VOL 1. Its DIFFICULT TO WAIT FOR EACH EDITION AND I WOULD LIKE TO OBTAIN THE EARLIER RELEASED UK EDITION. I NEED HELP. PATRICK O’BRIEN AND GEORGE MACDONALD FRASER HAVE PASSED AND WEB GRIFFEN HAS HANDED THE TORCH TO THE SON. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
JOHN C HENRY
You can obtain it via Book Depository and postage is free!
Good morning from the retired, bored newspaper guy in Bristol, CT. I just want to make sure I’m signed up for the collectors set of Balkan Glory. Really looking forward to the continuing adventure. I hope you and your wonderful spouse are safe and happy. All the best, Joe Zerbey
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Certainly are, Joe! All best wishes, Julian and Kathy