Kydd Series

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To The Eastern Seas

Balkan Glory

The Baltic Prize

The Iberian Flame

A Sea of Gold






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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 26 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.

130 Comments on “Kydd Series”

  1. I have just finished all of the Kydd series currently released, and enjoyed them all I was hooked after the first book and couldn’t help but binge the whole series which has not dipped at any point threw all 23 books definitely the best series I have read of the era and probably now my favourite series of books I have ever read. The attention to detail is unparalleled and characters are excellent I’m currently listening again on audible and enjoying them even more. I would just like to say thank you for these great books and the hours of enjoyment and entertainment you have given me, I’m hungrily waiting for more.

      • I have to concur with the comment above and I’ve read many sea stories being a professional mariner myself. I can immerse myself into Kydd’s life and relish the accuracy of the seamanship depicted. IBooks appears to be selling book 24 as To the Eastern Seas, which I’ve already read… anyway I look forward to the real book 24 and subsequent Kydd tales

  2. Hello, Julian,
    A note on the frigate “Tyger”. Until I read “Eastern Seas”, I had thought that Tyger was a 36 or 38: tough, strong, and roughly same as “Shannon”. Now I find that she is a 32. Was that in your novel that introduced her? Perhaps my eyes and brain were frosted over. As I mentioned to you, I missed my subway stop because I was lost in far northern waters, with your blizzards and icebergs.

    It strikes me, though, that “Tyger” hits harder than a 32.

    Is it time that Captain Sir Thomas Kydd be promoted to command a 74? And then to admiral?

    (Now adventuring with you along the Balkans)

    Best regards,

    John Welch

    • Yes, ‘Tyger’ is a now 32-gun frigate and thanks to Kydd’s insistence on gunnery excellence she packs a punch greater than many other 32s! Note that these guns are now long 18 pounders, the heaviest short of a ship of the line.

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