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The Privateer's Revenge (Kydd Sea Adventures #9)

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Following the loss of his fiancee, Lieutenant Thomas Kydd descends into depression in the latest installment of this riveting nautical-adventure series. Rescued from despair by his close friend, Renzi, Kydd finds life increasingly difficult when he is framed and dismissed from his ship. The pair eke out a pitiful existence in Guernsey, where, in a moment of desperation, Re ...more
ebook, 324 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by McBooks Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Duzzlebrarian
Apr 09, 2010 Duzzlebrarian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first part of the book seemed rather unsteady. I think because I'm so used to Kydd always being the upbeat one and Renzi being the one prone to the gloomy fits, that Angsty!Kydd didn't really resonate. That said, after that point the story pulls together and zips along. I didn't so much read it as inhale it.

Erik
Oct 17, 2008 Erik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don’t buy many hardbacks when they’re released. Instead, I typically put it on hold first through my neighborhood public library or – failing that – wait until it comes out in paperback a year or so later. However, Julian Stockwin’s Napoleonic-era British naval series about rising star Thomas Kydd is one that I pre-order immediately through Amazon the moment I hear it will be out in the next new release season. Which, I proudly admit, is exactly what I did with this, the ninth book in the seri ...more
Robin Carter
May 05, 2012 Robin Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 a
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Glen Raffel
Oct 05, 2015 Glen Raffel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty engaging book relative to the series. The plot is a bit derivative of "The Reverse of the Medal" with Renzi becoming even more Maturin-like and Kydd being framed.
Oismiffy
Apr 12, 2013 Oismiffy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of naval history, and I really enjoyed this, although in a way less than the last book, despite a lot of other negative reviews.

I suppose it's because Treachery is a bit predictable. The title itself gives you a clue what happens, and you know the hero prevails in the end so the rest is largely filler.

Certainly worth a read though and enjoyable none the less.
Sqyire21
Dec 08, 2008 Sqyire21 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a great series. I had to go back and re-read the book before this one just to keep up with the opening couple of chapters (there was a lot going on) but always enjoyable. I can't wait to read the next one!
Bob
Mar 18, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is published in the UK with an alternative title "Treachery".
Michael Rhode
Jan 13, 2013 Michael Rhode rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow start, but enjoyable in thewhole
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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. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. Julian has written 15 books to date in the Kydd series of historical adventure fiction, the story of one man's journey from pressed man to admiral in the age of fighting sail, and a non-fiction book, 'Stockwin's Maritime Misc ...more
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