Julian Stockwin is a retired Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15.
"Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book."
--"The Historical Novels Review"
"Likable Tom and his shipmates make a snug fit in that page-turning Forester and O'Brian tradition--thanks to retired Royal Navy author Stockwin." --"Kirkus Reviews" on The Kydd Sea Adventures series
"Stockwin's richly detailed . . . portrait of life on ship and shore in Britain's oceanic empire is engrossing. He writes evocatively of shipboard routine, the panic and confusion of combat, and the terrifying approach of a storm at sea, and he knows how to stage enthralling action scenes." --"Publishers Weekly" on The Kydd Sea Adventures series