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Alaric Bond

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Alaric Bond has written for television, radio and the stage but now focuses on historical nautical fiction with sixteen published novels, thirteen of which are in his acclaimed ‘Fighting Sail’ series.
Set in ‘Nelson’s Navy’ of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, these have no central hero but feature characters from all ranks and stations; an innovative approach that gives an exciting and realistic impression of life aboard a warship of the period.
Hellfire Corner is the first in an intended new series and marks a change in emphasis, although future ‘Fighting Sail’ instalments are planned.

Average rating: 4.17 · 2,713 ratings · 81 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Jackass Frigate (Fighti...

4.20 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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His Majesty's Ship (Fightin...

4.04 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Scent of Corruption (Fi...

4.29 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Cut and Run (Fighting Sail,...

4.15 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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HMS Prometheus (Fighting Sa...

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True Colours  (Fighting Sai...

4.16 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Torrid Zone (Fighting S...

4.07 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Patriot's Fate (Fightin...

4.13 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Sea Trials (The Fighting Sa...

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His Majesty's Ship The Jackass Frigate True Colours Cut and Run The Patriot's Fate The Torrid Zone The Scent of Corruption
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“If you insist on inflicting your ownership upon her, you only make her an attribute, and as I think you may be aware, attributes can so easily be lost.”
Alaric Bond, Cut and Run

“Why's it square?” Matthew asked. Jenkins pursed his lips. “Blow'd if I knows. Easier to make, p'raps? But when you gets three servins in a day, that makes the three square meals they promises in the Rondey.”
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