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Betrayal (Thomas Kydd 13) - Julian Stockwin

Betrayal (Thomas Kydd 13) - Julian Stockwin
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Title: Betrayal

Author:  Julian Stockwin

ISBN:  9781444712001

Weight:  850g

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Betrayal by Julian Stockwin

Cape Colony is proving a tiresome assignment for Captain Kydd’s daring commander-in-chief Commodore Popham.  Rumours that South America’s Spanish colonies are in a ferment of popular unrest and of a treasure hoard of silver spur him to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet and launch a bold attack on the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Buenos Aires.

Navigating the treacherous bars and mud flats of the river, the British invasion force lands and wins a battle against improbable odds, taking the capital and the silver.  But nothing is as simple as it seems in this region of the world: the uprising that will see the end of Spanish rule never arrives and the locals begin to see dark conspiracies behind the invader’s actions.  Soon the tiny British force finds itself surrounded by an ever more hostile population.  The city begins to revolt against its liberators.

Now Kydd’s men must face fierce resistance and the betrayal of their closest allies.  Can they save themselves, and their prize?

Peer & Press Reviews

Stockwin, who based this tale on a factual debacle easily overlooked by history, is a master of Napoleonic-era atmosphere and rich descriptions of the military, politics, and society.  With the last two books, Stockwin’s series is approaching the level of C.S. Forester’s Hornblower books.

Publishers Weekly

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Title: Betrayal
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Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Thomas Kydd – book 13
Book features: Brown boards with gold-coloured text on spine, white endpapers.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781444712001
ISBN 10: 1444712004
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 361
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 35mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Allan House
Jacket illustration: Larry Rostant

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Betrayal is the 13th book in the Thomas Kydd series, which is set to run to at least 21 volumes.  The following list gives the titles and publication dates of the books so far:
Kydd 05 Apr 2001
Artemis 04 Apr 2002
Seaflower 28 Apr 2003
Mutiny 01 Nov 2003
Quarterdeck 11 Oct 2004
Tenacious 10 Oct 2005
Command 05 Oct 2006
The Admiral’s Daughter 18 Oct 2007
Treachery (US title - The Privateer’s Revenge) 02 Oct 2008
Invasion 15 Oct 2009
Victory 24 Jun 2010
Conquest 09 Jun 2011
Betrayal 11 Oct 2012
Caribbee 24 Oct 2013
Pasha 09 Oct 2014

The 16th book in the series is due October 2016.


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