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Treachery (Thomas Kydd) [Paperback]

Julian Stockwin
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14 May 2009 Thomas Kydd

Thomas Kydd has dragged himself up in the navy from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship. Now he faces disgrace.

After losing favour with his superiors, and suffering terrible personal tragedy, Kydd and his ship are sent to guard the Channel Islands from Napoleon's forces. When he is brutally betrayed off the Normandy Coast and removed from command, only his old friend Renzi is willing to stick by him.

Kydd is determined to clear his name, but soon finds himself fighting yet another battle he seems to have no chance of winning. Can he defeat his enemies on both sides, and win back the glory taken from him?


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (14 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340961139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340961131
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.



After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.julianstockwin.com.

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Julian Stockwin is the superstar of naval fiction set during the Age of Sail . . . another great seafaring adventure (Warships on TREACHERY)

Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)

Another ripping yarn (Good Book Guide on TREACHERY)

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. (Flagship)

An absorbing tale (Firetrench)

I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast...Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi (Independent 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. (Daily Express on KYDD)

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Sharpe on ships: Julian Stockwin is the Bernard Cornwell of the seas.


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is the Americain edition of 'Treachery' 21 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
This is another case of publishers giving a different name to books when published in America...I have had the same problem with Bernard Cornwell's and Allan Mallinson's books and have had to return them.
Please Amazon, let people know that this book is identical to 'Treachery' before they order it...will save everyone time and trouble.
John Stocking
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars American version of Treachery 26 July 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is an American version of Treachery. So if you already have Treachere don't buy it.

As for Treachery it's another good Stockwin, no better or worse than the others. If you like the other ones read also Treachery.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conned 6 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought The Privateers Revenge and Treachery at the same time, both by Julian Stockwin. The former was printed in the USA with a different title but was the same book as Treachery printed in the UK. I have e-mailed the author and he stated that he had doubts about this to the publisher but it was out of his hands. He sent me a free copy of Invasion and apologised which I found to be good.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stockwin magic. 27 Oct 2008
Format:Hardcover
Stockwin does it once again! A spell is cast over the reader to haul them into the world of Thomas Kydd, an English lad who has risen from a pressed man of the lower deck to the quarterdeck over a series of novels. This story picks up where "The Admiral's Daughter" leaves off, with Kydd in agony over the loss of his bride to be. He goes from low to lower as his career is driven upon the rocks and he must use all of his ability, strength and character to overcome these obsticles. His friend and shipmate, Nicholas Renzi, is drawn into the world of early naval intelligence and becomes a key in the struggle to overcome the injustice heaped upon Kydd. His keen mind an asset to the forces that do battle with the forces of Napoleon. In this novel we get to experience the world of privateers, letters of marque, and we learn of the many differences and similarities between them and naval service. Kydd experiences his disappointments and rewards in this journey through another stage in his life and career. I see this as a pivetal period in Kydd's life, one in which he gains strength and experience that will stand in his stead in the years and books, to come. Well done Stockwin!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharpe on the High Seas 28 July 2011
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This book like the story its self seems to dust its self off from the disapointment and loss of the last book, Kydd, has to put the personal loss behind him and try and resurect his career, and we the reader need to put behind us the last book and the fact it didnt resonante, and what a book to do it with, this is stockwin back with a vengence, the power and pace we have come to expect, and the pacey story and wonderful characters

All of this coupled with Julians obvious passion for the sea and all things nautical, this is a series that does rank up there with Forrester and O'Brian, every year i look forward to my new instalment of Kydd...but to get there you have to start at the beginning dont spoil it and come in part way.

Well recommended

(Parm)
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5.0 out of 5 stars TREACHERY 23 April 2014
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A thrilling read as usual from Julian Stockwin. Lots of excellent historical detail and some superb weather details showing how thoroughly he researches his books. Roll on Julian!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the sea 5 Feb 2014
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This is the third or fourth novel I've read by this author, together with his hero. The author certainly knows his subject and the time that the novels are set in, almost to the point of being over the top in his expressing the extent of his knowledge. However, seeing passed this I find his novels enjoyable and I shall certainly pick up and look forward to reading the remaining stories featuring Mr Kydde.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 4 Jan 2014
By steve
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It's a good read I enjoyed the story line, I shall most certainly purchase more titles by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 1 month ago by MR D P HOSEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent read, full of action and adventure
Published 1 month ago by Paul Waite
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading
I started at the beginning of the series and I am going through them in order. I do like the descriptions relating to sea and ships. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gerry
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Fan
Very enjoyable - I've enjoyed his whole series. When you have run out of O'Brian, Forester, Cornwell, McDowell, Iggulden et al novels to read, whilst this series is not quite to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hugh Sandie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book from Awesome books !
Stockwin's books really are good yarns, and I have made converts of friends.I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys historical fiction based on fact.
Published 12 months ago by Danny
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit short!
I love historical maritime adventure novels and this is a good story which is typical of the genre. But!........... Read more
Published 13 months ago by slueth50
4.0 out of 5 stars More e-book reading
Stockwin doesn't mess about - part of a very good series that can give an insight into life on board ship in that era.
Published 20 months ago by Somerset Tel
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Kydd
This takes this seires to a new level.............change of tak...........so it keeps your interest...........cannot put it down . Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jameslr44
4.0 out of 5 stars OMG!
I bought this for my partner who loves this kind of read!
I don't understand why but there you are - he loved it!
Published 21 months ago by Mrs. G. K. Rosemurgey
5.0 out of 5 stars Julian Stockwin Treachery
Purchased for my brother who is a heavy consumer of historical fiction and modern day thrillers. He enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to readers of similar preferances.
Published 21 months ago by Colin
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