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


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Out Now !

June 2018

[ November 2018 ]






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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 ]

100 Comments on “Kydd Series

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  4. I am now reading Tyger after having read all the Kydd novels in order. Do you know about when the next title will be available in the states? Obviously, I have enjoyed the series greatly.

  5. Sir, I have just finish Tyger. Oh my god you truly get better. I was in tears toward the end. Only Victory did the same. Again my only regret I finished to quickly and most wait so long for the next yarn.

  6. would you please remind me in which book Nicholas Renzi returned home to take up his inheritance and marry Cecelia Kydd?
    Love the Kydd books. Thanks

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  8. Thank you for your very kind words about my books. Do hope the medical regime is not too onerous – and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  9. Stockwin’s books have effected me the same as a drug addiction. If one is not published regularly, I are almost convinced I will have withdrawal symptoms!

  10. Through the hustle and bustle of work the last few years I fell behind in my reading. Unfortunately, earlier this year, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. With work putoff while I fight the beast, and plenty of medical appointments to kill time in, my Kindle and Kydd have become constant companions. Thank you sir for such a beautifullly written series and such a group of boon companions. Nothing like a rousing sea battle to raise the spirits!

  11. Great to hear you’re enjoying my books so much, Paul! Living Down Under you may particularly enjoy COMMAND if you haven’t read it yet. J

  12. I recently ‘discovered’ your Kydd series from a 2nd hand book shop… I’m addicted, these are the Richard Sharpe of the sea… every moment of every page…of every book so far…..having read the Hornblower books and tried to wade through Master & Commander…without much success…your Kydd books are wonderfully easy to get right into from page one….thankyou….long may you write….

  13. Dear Julian, I just finished Caribbee and Pasha. They were both well worth waiting for. I really enjoyed the way in which you brought success to Renzi. His introduction of Cecelia to his new life was enjoyable enough to bring a tear to the eye of an old man.

  14. Having run out of Kydd titles and realising October was a long and frustrating wait for a new Kydd to devour I purchased, The Silk Tree.
    A splendid piece of writing Bigjules, your research is immaculate and must have been great fun if not exhausting !
    So the obvious question…….when is book two due ?!

    Happy writing,

    John Plumer

  15. Hi, I read one or two books a year if I’m lucky…over the past year I “binged” on the entire Kidd series up to date….you’ve ‘fine-tuned’ you writing skills throughout the series making the last few exceptional page turners….you’re the man….keep ’em coming.

  16. I recently picked up “Invasion” in a charity shop in Cornwall for 50p. Could not put it down – really exciting read. Well done Julian. Regards Mel McCoull

  17. The terms were interchangeable in Kydd’s day. The Union was only a few years old at the time of Trafalgar. As you’ll note Nelson famously used the phrase ‘England expects’… but ‘Britain’ was also commonly used. I use them interchangably, rather than one or the other, as much for variety as to reflect the times.

  18. Sir: As much as I have enjoyed the Kydd series I cringe when I read about the “English” flag and ships etc. you use British on occasion then slip back to English; even the Highlanders seem to be in the English army I hope it is the American publishing company making this error, as I note you do use UK as your nationality.

  19. Have you any Pasha signed books I have been collected the series for the several years and missed this one because I was working over seas.

  20. Steve – apologies; there’s been a production glitch which delayed the release of the ebook in the States. Hopefully, it may be released today but if not it’s going to be very soon.

  21. I have read the entire Kydd series on the Kindle. I can not, however find the latest book Pasha in that format. will it ever be coming out in that format??

  22. Yes, this is true today but in the Georgian Navy the use of ‘respects’ and ‘compliments’ was not so strictly adhered to.

  23. The first line of the story I quote: “Sir! Mr Curzon’s compliments, an’ we’ve raised Barbados!”
    This is a junior officer addressing a senior officer. The line should read as follows: “Sir! Mr Curzon’s respects etc etc.”
    Junior officers pay their ‘respects’ to senior officers, and senior officers send their ‘compliments’ to junior officers.

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  25. The Kydd series has gotten better and better as the years have gone by…seems to evolved into real page-turners….the lingo alone is addicting…I use some of it when the occasions arise and I always get chuckles.

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  27. Being an ex Navy man, I love the stories of the tall ships era! I just completed my 9th Kydd book, ” Privateers Revenge” I love the series! The man is a genius! I can hardly wait to start the next! The sad part is I am rapidly catching up to his writing! Great job Sir! And thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!
    H. Todd

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  29. I popped into Waterstone’s yesterday to order my copy of PASHA after reading the first few paragraphs and the reviews — I CANNOT WAIT !!!
    Mike Z.

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  31. I have just started reading the Kydd books on my Kindle and would love to buy the series together rather than purchase each one individually. This is a very common thing to want to do but I can’t seem to find the books offered as a collection anywhere. Am I being stupid and not looking properly or is it simply not possible?

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  36. I agree with you. It is always best to read these type of books to get a complete picture of the participants. Having gone through various avenues to obtain a list, not pictures of books, I have had little success.

  37. On the home page there is a link to a summary of the books in chronological order. Click on [ Download series summary in PDF ]

  38. How can I get an accurate list of the Kydd novels in chronological order?

    (i’ve found some listings but they don’t agree with each so I’ve been reading them out of sequence, which is confusing as to the Kydd’s career and its development, and in the history against which it develops.

    Where is there an accurate chronological listing, please?

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