Julian Stockwin

I love the Kydd series, but this one focuses too much on the setpiece Battle of Trafalger scenes and too little on Kydd and his friend Renzi.  Stockwin spent half  of this book not on his main characters but with a midshipman aboard Nelson’s “Victory”: I enjoyed the other half.  Still, given the excellence of its predecessors I  eagerly await the next Kydd book.