Artemis by Julian Stockwin
A Kydd Novel

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With Kydd, Julian Stockwin introduced us to a young wig-maker from Guildford who was kidnapped and pressed into duty with the tempestuous crew of the Duke William battle ship. Now, Thomas Paine Kydd is back -- with a vengeance -- in the latest installment of Stockwin's thrilling naval adventure series.
Artemis is the eighteenth-century crack frigate that Kydd and sea-mate Nicholas Renzi are set to sail all the way to the fabled Far East. In this great age of fighting sailing ships, Kydd's voyage promises to be a perilous undertaking. But not even shipwreck, mutiny, or a confrontation with a mighty French frigate manages to thwart Artemis and her crew. It's only when Kydd receives an urgent message from home -- one that threatens to cut short his career and trap him on shore forever -- that Artemis's real journey begins.
Filled with mesmerizing suspense and vivid details of Napoleonic-era seafaring, Artemis is classic, page-turning storytelling at its best.

About Julian Stockwin

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Julian Stockwin is a retired teacher and educational psychologist, and a former lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire. He is the author of the Kydd Sea Adventures series.
Published June 15, 2010 by Scribner. 355 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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At this point enter Nicholas Rienzi, Tom’s closest friend, with the plan that makes possible a surprising new life for the Kydds while freeing Tom for a return to the sea and ports of call as far off as India and China.

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When we last left young Thomas Kydd, he had distinguished himself in battle aboard the Duke William (Kydd, 2001).

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