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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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 ]

90 Comments on “Kydd Series

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  5. I started the Kydd series last September and have just completed Treachery. This puts me past the half-way mark in the series. The stories continue to exceed my expectations in plot, sailing detail, historical settings, and character. While I am a slow reader, I cannot help but notice I am finishing books faster than they are coming out. Sadly I don’t see a remedy for this problem…unless I read slower : )

    The stories have created in me a desire to visit Malta and the Channel Islands to find some of the historical character that flows from the books. I will also be delving into the Maritime Miscellany to learn more technical details. I live a thousand miles from any real coastline, but love the sea. Thanks for the many hours of happy diversion.

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  7. another brilliant book, PERSEPHONE is another addition to a series that leaves you wanting more.

  8. 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”.

  9. 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.

    • Hello, Ben – it was released in the UK on May 18 in hardback, ebook and audio download. In the States it was released at the same time as an ebook and audio download but the hardback is not out until early September. However you can purchase it now from the States via here with a discount and FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

  10. 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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