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‘A naval tale of the first order’ – 5-star reader review

Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar removed the spectre of invasion and England is now free to seek conquests and colonies in the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic imperative to secure the rich trade-route to India.

But even if the British can defeat the enemy and take possession of the capital, there is still more fighting to be done. Kydd and his men must defend the fragile colony from attacks by the enemy from all sides, while braving the wild beasts and hostile environment of Africa’s vast and savage hinterland.


What readers are saying about CONQUEST

‘I loved each and every page . . . I strongly recommend Conquest to all readers attracted to naval fiction and indeed historical fiction in general.’ – 5 stars

‘Excellent as always’ – 5 stars

‘Another year, another winner’ – 5 stars

‘Another glorious tale’ – 5 stars

‘Excellent, but then the whole series is!’ – 5 stars


More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brien series
Royal Navy Sailing Association journal on the KYDD series
Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould
<i>Peterborough Evening Telegraph</i> on TREACHERY
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail.
<i>Nautical Magazine</i> on VICTORY
Paints a vivid picture
<i>Daily Express</i> on KYDD
Stockwin's descriptions of the bloody reality of naval combat 200 years ago are memorably vivid
<i>Yorkshire Evening Post</i> on VICTORY
I was turning the pages almost indecently fast
<i>Independent</i> on KYDD
A born storyteller and a man with a vivid imagination . . . his research is accurate and first class.
<i>Flagship</i> on TREACHERY