This book hits the mark!!! Exciting!! In this one we see Kydd at the Battle of the Nile, traipsing around Minorca, and at the siege of Acre. The Battle of the Nile reads like a lion stalking its prey and then pouncing. I was captivated. The reader wonders how Kydd is going to help the landing with his signal flags (no spoilers!). Can he make it through the enemy's lines with his stuff and give the correct signals? What is Kydd's role at the siege of Acre? The couple hours you'll spend with this book will be well worth it to find out what Kydd does.
Mr. Stockwin has really scored with this book. It's interesting, fun, and just a good yarn. The thing I like most about Kydd is that he an average guy--not a superman. He appeals to my sense of average-guy-scoring-success. Stockwin has created a great figure, great series and a can hardly wait for his next book, _Command_.
See my reviews of Stockwin's other books, 'Kydd, Artemis, Seaflower, Mutiny, and Quarterdeck.'