ALARIC BOND SERIES:

HMS Prometheus (The Fighting Sail Series Book 8)

HMS Prometheus (The Fighting Sail Series Book 8)

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

Autumn 1803, and Britain remains under the threat of invasion. HMS Prometheus is needed to reinforce Nelson's squadron blockading the French off Toulon, but a major action has left her severely damaged and the British Fleet outnumbered. Prometheus must be brought back to fighting order without delay, and the work proves more than a simple refit.Barbary pirates, shore batteries and the powerful French Navy are conventional foes, although the men of Prometheus encounter equally dangerous enemies within their own ranks.A story that combines vivid action with sensitive character portrayal. Number eight in the Fighting Sail series.
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The Patriot's Fate

The Patriot's Fate

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

"In his new novel, The Patriot’s Fate, Alaric Bond joins the ranks of well-known Age of Sail authors C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian in his skillful combining of historical fact with compelling fiction to produce another gripping novel in his Fighting Sail series. It is 1798 and Ireland rises up against years of repression and injustice. Rebels, supported by a mighty French invasion fleet, prepare to claim their land but find themselves countered by a powerful British battle squadron. Two friends and former allies, separated by chance and circumstance, witness developments from opposing sides while storms, political intrigue and personal dynamics abound. In The Patriot's Fate Bond maintains a relentless pace that climaxes in thrilling naval action and noble sacrifice."
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The Blackstrap Station (The Fighting Sail series Book 9)

The Blackstrap Station (The Fighting Sail series Book 9)

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

Christmas 1803, although the group of shipwrecked Royal Navy seamen have anything but festivities in mind as they pitch their wits against a French force sent to catch them. And all the while rescue, in the shape of a British frigate, lies temptingly close, yet just beyond their reach...Encompassing vicious sea battles, spirited land action and treachery from friend as much as foe, The Blackstrap Station tells a stirring tale of courage, honour and loyalty, set against the backdrop of what becomes a broiling Mediterranean summer.
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The Torrid Zone (The Fighting Sail Series)

The Torrid Zone (The Fighting Sail Series)

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

A tired ship with a worn out crew, but HMS Scylla has one more trip to make before her much postponed re-fit. Bound for St Helena, she is to deliver the island's next governor; a simple enough mission and, as peace looks likely to be declared, no one is expecting difficulties. Except, perhaps, the commander of a powerful French battle squadron, who has other ideas. With conflict and intrigue at sea and ashore, The Torrid Zone is filled to the gunnels with action, excitement and fascinating historical detail; a truly engaging read.
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Cut and Run: The Fourth Book in the Fighting Sail Series

Cut and Run: The Fourth Book in the Fighting Sail Series

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

The Fourth Book in Alaric Bond’s Fighting Sail Series Disillusioned by the lack of opportunity in the Royal Navy, Lieutenant King opts for a spell with the Honourable East India Company. But, a trip in an Indiaman is anything but the easy option when his captain is revealed to be an old enemy. With the added perils of privateers, storms, and the might of the French Navy, he finds there is just as much excitement in the merchant service, and wonders why he ever chose to cut and run. “Alaric Bond has stepped into the first rank of writers of historic naval fiction.” “Alaric Bond has laid the groundwork for a great series of Age of Fighting Sail novels and I can only hope that the next one comes soon.”
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The Scent of Corruption (The Fighting Sail Series Book 7)

The Scent of Corruption (The Fighting Sail Series Book 7)

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

Summer, 1803: the uneasy peace with France is over, and Britain has once more been plunged into the turmoil of war. After a spell on the beach, Sir Richard Banks is appointed to HMS Prometheus, a seventy-four gun line-of-battleship which an eager Admiralty loses no time in ordering to sea. The ship is fresh from a major re-fit, but Banks has spent the last year with his wife and young family: will he prove himself worthy of such a powerful vessel, and can he rely on his officers to support him? With excitement both aboard ship and ashore, gripping sea battles, a daring rescue and intense personal intrigue, The Scent of Corruption is a non-stop nautical thriller in the best traditions of the genre. Number seven in the Fighting Sail series.
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His Majesty's Ship

His Majesty's Ship

Alaric Bond

Historical Fiction / Literature & Fiction / History

FIrst book in the Fighting Sail series.A powerful ship, a questionable crew, and a mission that must succeed. In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave Spithead as senior escort to a small, seemingly innocent, convoy. The crew is a jumble of trained seamen, volunteers, and the sweepings of the press; yet, somehow, the officers have to mold them into an effective fighting unit before the French discover the convoy's true significance. Based on historical fact, His Majesty's Ship will take you into the world of Nelson's Navy, and captivate you all the way to it's gripping conclusion. "Bond has an extraordinary talent for describing the sights and sounds of an 18th Century man-of-war. When you finish this book you genuinely feel like you have been there-and no novel can receive higher praise than that." The First Book in the Fighting Sail Series. Second Edition
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