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‘Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line’ – Daily Express

Napoleon’s forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd’s ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor. Having worked his way up from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship, Kydd is furious to find he will miss his opportunity to prove himself in battle. And Kydd’s baffled superiors are equally angry to lose Kydd and his ship at such a dangerous time. Yet Kydd’s role in the approaching war may be the most crucial part he has ever played.


What readers are saying about INVASION

‘Excellent in all respects’ – 5 stars

‘Very compelling reading!’ – 5 stars

‘I read ALL of the books by Julian Stockwin, he is an amazing author’ – 5 stars

‘Yet another top-notch tale from the grand master of the age of fighting sail’ – 5 stars

‘Julian Stockwin knows his craft . . . I lose myself in his books’ – 5 stars


Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould
<i>Peterborough Evening Telegraph</i> on TREACHERY
Another ripping yarn
<i>Good Book Guide</i> on TREACHERY
I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast...Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi
<i>Independent</i> on KYDD
Stockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line...the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked.
<i>Daily Express</i> on KYDD
Stockwin is a born storyteller and, with his series of intriguing sub-plots, a man with a vivid imagination. Importantly, his research is accurate and first class. Treachery is highly recommended.
<i>Flagship</i> on TREACHERY
An absorbing tale
<i>Firetrench</i> on TREACHERY