With Bonaparte held to a stalemate in Europe, the race to empire is now resumed. Britain's ambitions turn to the Spice Islands, the Dutch East Indies, where Admiral Pellew has been sent to confront the enemy's vastly rich holdings in these tropical islands. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd joins reinforcements to snatch these for the British Crown. A battle for Java and an empire in the East stretches Kydd and his company to their very limits.
|Publisher||Lamplight Audio; 2020|
THE ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER
Volume 8 of the Thomas Kydd series. A beautiful and determined admiral's daughter could be the key to realising all Kydd's career ambitions and dreams of love. However high society, he finds, can be as treacherous as his first mistress - the sea.
THE BALTIC PRIZE
Volume 19 of the Thomas Kydd series. It's 1808. Captain Thomas Kydd is called on to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. In an entirely hostile sea, Tyger ranges from the frozen north to the deadly confines of the Danish Sound - and plays a pivotal role in the situation ensuing after the czar's sudden attack on Finland. This climaxes in the first clash of fleets between Great Britain and Russia in history. To the victor will be the prize of the Baltic!
Volume 13 of the Thomas Kydd series. South America's Spanish colonies are in unrest, but the uprising that promises the end of Spanish rule never arrives. Now Kydd's men must face resistance and the betrayal of their closest allies.
Volume 14 of the Thomas Kydd series. A Caribbean posting seems a welcome respite for war hero Thomas Kydd, but when merchantmen begin vanishing from the sea, fear starts to spread. Kydd must embark on a dangerous game of espionage in order to destroy this new danger to the Empire.
Volume 7 of the Thomas Kydd series. Kydd sails in his first command to defend Malta against Barbary pirates. Soon peace is declared and Kydd is out of work. To make ends meet, he captains a convict ship to Australia. There, his seamanship and humanity are tested to the limit.
Volume 12 of the Thomas Kydd series. Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar removes the spectre of invasion and England is now free to seek conquests in the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town to secure the rich trade-route to India.
THE IBERIAN FLAME
Volume 20 of the Thomas Kydd series. 1808. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain. Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Thomas Kydd is dismayed to come up against an old foe from his past - now his superior and commander - who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career.
Volume 17 of the Thomas Kydd series. 1807: Captain Thomas Kydd’s great friend Nicholas Renzi, now Lord Farndon, is sent on a desperate diplomatic mission to persuade the Danes to give up their fleet to Britain. But the Danes will not yield, opting instead for the inferno of battle.
Volume 4 of the Thomas Kydd series. Kydd, to win the heart of a lady, volunteers to join a mission to Venice to rescue a diplomat fleeing over the Alps in the wake of Buonaparte's victories. When he returns to England he finds himself involved in the Mutiny at the Nore.
Volume 15 of the Thomas Kydd series. Following Nelson's death Kydd is sent into the Dardanelles to protect the route to India. The French covet this route and when they whip up strong anti-English sentiment, the British ambassador to Constantinople has to flee, and a deadly stand-off ensues…
1807: The Prince of Wales asks Captain Thomas Kydd to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order. Volume 18 of the series.
Volume 5 of the Thomas Kydd series. Kydd was promoted to acting lieutenant at the bloody Battle of Camperdown in 1797 and now he must sit an exam to confirm his rank. Aboard HMS Tenacious, Kydd comes to doubt he will ever match up to the high-born gentlemen officers.
A SEA OF GOLD
Volume 21 of the Thomas Kydd series. 1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd falls in with the legendary captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane. So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: The fallout from what follows will see Kydd financially ruined, with only his oldest friend, Nicholas Renzi, and the whisper of hidden Spanish treasure promising the sea of gold that he needs to save himself.
THE SILK TREE
Forced to flee Rome, merchant Nicander meets an unlikely ally in the form of Marius, a fierce Roman legionary. Needing to make money fast, they plot a wicked plan to steal precious silk seeds from the faraway land of Seres, so must embark upon a terrifyingly treacherous journey across unknown lands, never before completed.
Volume 6 of the Thomas Kydd series. Kydd is in Halifax, enjoying the recognition of his fellow officers, when his ship Tenacious is summoned to join Nelson's taskforce on a reconnaissance mission. Kydd will face his greatest challenge ever amidst bloodstained seas. Defeat will mean humiliation - or death.
Volume 9 of the Thomas Kydd series. Following the loss of his fiancée, Lieutenant Kydd descends into depression. Kydd longs to rejoin his rightful place in the navy, however, and when he gets his chance, he risks all for revenge and restoration.
Volume 16 of the Thomas Kydd series. Kydd is given a commission on the recently mutinied Tyger and faces a crew still under some malign influence. To avoid disgrace he has to gamble his reputation and crew on a crazy mission to snatch a Prussian division out of the jaws of Napoleon's advancing army.