Kydd, to win the heart of a lady, volunteers to join a mission to Venice to rescue a diplomat fleeing over the Alps in the wake of Bonaparte's victories. When he returns to England he finds himself involved in the Mutiny at the Nore.
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I just couldn't enjoy this book. Maybe it is just me, but I couldn't stomach Thomas being played for a chump. Maybe it is just the my view of the Nor Mutiny is already colored by ALan Lewrie. In any event, read or listen if you are inclined. If not, you can skip on to the next book without missing a beat. The next book is AWESOME!
Rodska is wonderful. I just didn't like the story.
NO. I skipped through huge chunks waiting for the Mutiny to end.
If you like court room drama movies and tv, you may just like this one. The preceding Kydd books are quite good, this one misses the mark. Half the story takes place in port whilst they are on strike, very little action and interest imo
Takes you for the highest highs to the lowest lows and back again! Great book!
Reading this will bring you FAIR WINDS!
"The Kydd Series Gets Serious"
Anyone who has read the previous books will understand just what an excellent series this is. Julian Stockwin has married a highly cerebral character, Renzi with his undoubted lead Tom Kydd who is all about instinct and natural charisma. The chemistry between them is near perfect. Their adventures to date have all been excellent but this book takes the series into very different territory once it addresses the great mutiny of the Nore.
This is a highlight for me because there was little glory on any side for what happened in this most troubled period in British naval history. Stockwin however, as we have come to expect, has done his research and his story takes the required darker path and does not try to sugar coat the tragic events that unfurled. This was important to retain credibility and the author once again cleverly merges his characters into the real-life events seamlessly without distorting them.
So another excellent book in a series that more than holds its own in the genre and of course no review of these books would be complete without a nod to the wonderful Christian Rodska and his excellent narration.
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