Kydd Series

“A sensitive and insightful portrayal of a common man’s rise to fame and distinction in the age of fighting sail. From the fo’c’sle as a pressed man to prime seaman to command of a crack frigate and more. Reeks of authenticity and understanding with tales to engross landlubber and sailor alike”   – George Jepson, editor  Quarterdeckbuy the books






(Out in May 2017)

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Kydd (First book)

The Kydd Series, closely based on real events from history, is the story of one man’s journey from pressed man to Admiral in the Great Age of Fighting Sail. There are a projected 21 titles in the series. Although they form a series, each book can be read alone as a complete story. They are available as hardbacks, paperbacks, e-books and audiobooks; a number of titles have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

[ Full list of KYDD titles, in order ]

82 Comments on “Kydd Series

  1. For audiobook fans who are frustrated, as I am, that the US website has every Kydd book published, except for “Tyger” and “Inferno”, which they say aren’t available due to some kind of licensing issue: I have just discovered that both titles are available from They operate about the same as Audible- you can sign up for a 30-day free trial, which entitles you to one free book, then subsequent months are $14.95, and you can cancel at any time. At last I can listen to the “missing” volumes! Strangely enough, Audible DOES offer “Persephone”.

  2. Hello,

    I am in the US and love the Kydd series. I have been waiting for Persephone to be released and thought it was to be released in May, but the US Amazon store will not release it until September.

  3. Hi Julian
    Just finished PERSEPHONE and I loved it!
    Drama on every turn of the page and the story was totally engrossing.
    Will probably start it again later this evening.
    Thank you, Mike

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