"Stockwin (Mutiny, 2004, etc.), a career navy man, writes of the nautical life with vivid authority. Is the Kydd series the equal of Patrick O'Brian's much praised Aubrey/Maturin series? Not quite, but close."
Continuing the rousing adventures of Thomas Kydd, now an officer in the British Royal Navy, as he battles ships at sea, snobbery at home and the sense that he has serious personal shortcoming.
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