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October, 2015Pasha PB, book no.15 The Kydd Sea Adventures (Trade Pbk)
, by Julian StockwinNovember, 2015Tyger, book no.16 The Kydd Sea Adventures (HC)
, by Julian StockwinApril, 2016The Winds of Folly, book no.4 The Nathan Peake Novels (Trade Pbk)
, by Seth HunterMay, 2016The Pride and the Anguish, book no.8 Modern Naval Fiction Library (Trade Pbk)
, by Douglas ReemanJuly, 2016A Dawn Like Thunder, book no.9 Modern Naval Fiction Library (Trade Pbk)
, by Douglas ReemanAugust, 2016The Flag of Freedom, book no.5 The Nathan Peake Novels (Trade Pbk)
, by Seth Hunter
Book 13:The Kydd Sea Adventures
Cape Colony is proving a tiresome assignment for Thomas Kydd's daring commander-in-chief Commodore Popham. Rumours that South America's Spanish colonies are in a ferment of popular unrest and of a treasure hoard of Spanish silver spur him to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet and launch a bold attack on the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Buenos Aires.
Navigating the treacherous bars and mud flats of the river, the British invasion force lands and wins a battle against improbable odds, taking the capital and the silver. But nothing is as simple as it seems in this region of the world: the uprising that will see the end of Spanish rule never arrives and the locals begin to see dark conspiracies behind the invader's actions. Soon the tiny British force finds itself surrounded by an ever more hostile population. The city begins to revolt against its liberators.
Now Kydd's men must face face resistance and the betrayal of their closest allies. Can they save themselves and their prize?
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Stockwin's 13th novel of Napoleonic naval warfare featuring the redoubtable Captain Thomas Kydd of the Royal Navy features more high-seas adventure, ocean battles, bloody melees, and general villainy. Stockwin, who based this tale on a factual debacle easily overlooked by history, is a master of Napoleonic-era atmosphere and rich descriptions of the military, politics, and society. With the last two books, Stockwin's series is approaching the level of C.S. Forester's Hornblower books.