I'm proud to announce my first official ARC giveaway on Historical Boys. McBooks Press has kindly offered 5 advance reading copies of INVASION, part of the popular Thomas Kydd series by Julian Stockwin.
This a great series set in the 18th century, full of adventure on the high seas. In INVASION, Napoleon’s army is massing for an invasion of England, relying on American inventor Robert Fulton's "infernal machines" - creations that Fulton claims can wreak mass destruction.
But the English employ a clever scheme to bring Fulton over to their side. The plan calls for Kydd's friend Renzi to help the inventor escape Revolutionary France and develop the devices in England. Though Kydd believes that standing man-to-man is the only honorable way to fight, he agrees to take part in the crucial testing of these new long-range weapons and finds himself embroiled in a fight that will determine the fate of nations.
The Kydd series summary: In 1793, twenty-year-old Thomas Kydd earns his living as a wig-maker in England, only dimly aware of the war breaking out across Europe. When he is seized by a Royal Navy press-gang and forced to be part of the crew of the 98-gun man-o’-war Duke William, he meets the mysterious Nicholas Renzi, a man with a past, who is destined to become Kydd’s greatest friend through many dangers and adventures. Kydd soon finds that he is a born sailor and a natural leader, and has no wish to return to his old life. And as Renzi knows only too well, times are changing: for the first time, a man like Kydd has the chance to rise all the way to the top.
To win one of these exciting ARCs, just leave a comment here on this post. Please make sure to include a way for me to contact you. I'll randomly draw five winners on August 10. Best of luck!