McBooks Press, Hardcover, 9781590136263, 319pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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.
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
"This well-crafted naval adventure . . . balances historical perspective with the excitement of a full broadside assault. Comparable to . . . the naval tales of the great Patrick O'Brian, Stockwin's engaging novel reveals the author's acumen for the history and spirit of the time." Publishers Weekly (October 1, 2011)