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The Jackass Frigate (Fighting Sail #2)

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How do you maintain discipline on a ship when someone murders your first lieutenant-and a part of you agrees with their action? December 1796. It was a time of unrest and discontent for Britain, made even worse by the war with Revolutionary France and the possibility of imminent invasion. Fresh from the dockyard, HMS Pandora, a 28-gun frigate, is about to set sail to join ...more
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Published May 1st 2011 by Fireship Press (first published July 2nd 2008)
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May 18, 2016 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second of Alaric Bond's fine Fighting Book Series. This novel brings forward Midshipman King, Able Seaman Flint and ship's boy Jameson. The rest of the characters in this book are new to the series.

HMS Pandora is a brand new small frigate of the British navy, equipped with 28 long nine-pounders. She was a sixth-rate ship in the navy's parlance, nicknamed a "Jackass frigate." The captain, Sir Richard Banks, is a young Post Captain who is new to his crew. The First Lieutenant, Pigot, i
Feb 13, 2017 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another quick read but a good yarn. Better development than the first book a good tale of redemption and a crew coming together.

Jan 07, 2017 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Among the best authors of naval fiction

There are now numerous authors of naval fiction set during the Age of Fighting Sail and I've read most of them. Alaric Bond ranks among the best. Instead of following one protagonist 's career from midshipman to admiral, he instead gives the reader the perspective of life in the Royal Navy from the lowerdeck, gunroom, wardroom, and captain's cabin. Indeed there are some characters that appear from book to book, but Bond's work is more a story of a community
Some of our favorite characters from the series' first book continue on in the second, as we follow the Pandora on her journey towards Gibralter and, eventually, the battle of Cape St Vincent. All around interesting and engaging book, not quite managing to be gripping but the battle was credible and I enjoyed the mystery of Mr Pigot. The author continues with the ensemble cast approach, which provides a variety of perspectives at the cost of limiting our investment with any one character (and pr ...more
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Jul 25, 2013 Matthew Willis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alaric Bond's brilliant historic naval fiction series continues. As with His Majesty's Ship, the book centres around one of the less common naval vessels of the time, in this case a small, light frigate. Some of the characters from the earlier book rejoin, and new additions to the cast are added. Bond holds our attention brilliantly with great characters, sympathetic and less so, and taut plotting.
Oct 22, 2008 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent novel which deserves to be better known. Has a lot of well developed characters which gives good insight at all levels of the ships company and contains probably the best description of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent I've read in a fiction novel. Also seems to be a well developed back story for the characters as you get hints of their past on the 'Proteus' which leaves you wanting to know more. If you haven't read it, I recommend it and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Aug 28, 2015 EggSalad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fine second entry in this engaging series.

Well done exciting nautical fiction.
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Alaric Bond has been writing professionally for over twenty years, his work covering broadcast comedy (commissioned to BBC Light Entertainment for 3 years), periodicals, children’s stories, television and the stage.
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Other Books in the Series

Fighting Sail (5 books)
  • His Majesty's Ship (Fighting Sail, #1)
  • True Colours  (Fighting Sail, #3)
  • Cut and Run (Fighting Sail, #4)
  • The Patriot's Fate (Fighting Sail, #5)

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