New Historical Fiction Book: Conquest by Julian Stockwin

Conquest: A Kydd Sea Adventure by Julian Stockwin

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: McBooks Press (October 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1590136268
ISBN-13: 978-1590136263

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From the Publisher’s Website:

Newly victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar, England now rules the seas and is free to colonize the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Thomas Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic harbor that will give England a rich trade route to India.

With enemies lurking on all sides, Kydd and his men must defend the fragile colony while braving Africa’s vast and hostile hinterland. When Renzi learns too much about the enemy’s plans, even Kydd may not be able to save him.

Editorial Reviews on Amazon:

“Continuing the rousing adventures of Thomas Kydd . . . Stockwin, a career navy man, writes of the nautical life with vivid authority.”  —Kirkus Reviews
“Stockwin continues to display his talents in transporting his audience from the 21st century to the chaotic worlds of Kydd, Renzi, and their imperiled homeland . . . [and] goes into action with swords drawn and cannons and carronades blasting.”  —Historical Novels Review
“An exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare. . . . [Offers] vivid and lush descriptions of colonial South Africa, professional seamanship, bold leadership, and . . . the perils of life at sea in the Royal Navy.” —Publishers Weekly (August 22, 2011)
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