Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is desperately needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, ferocious privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant. But his jubilation doesn't last long.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Kydd, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- Fiction.
Penal transportation -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Seafaring life -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.