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Alaric Bond

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September 2008


Alaric Bond has written for television, radio and the stage but now focuses on historical nautical fiction with fifteen published novels, twelve of which are in his acclaimed Fighting Sail series.
Set in Nelsons 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.
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Average rating: 4.13 · 2,026 ratings · 86 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Jackass Frigate (Fighti...

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His Majesty's Ship (Fightin...

4.02 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Scent of Corruption (Fi...

4.31 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Cut and Run (Fighting Sail,...

4.12 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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HMS Prometheus (Fighting Sa...

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True Colours  (Fighting Sai...

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The Torrid Zone (Fighting S...

3.99 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Patriot's Fate (Fightin...

4.06 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Honour Bound (Fighting Sail...

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"Hellfire Corner, Alaric Bonds latest nautical adventure, departs the Age of Fighting Sail where his other 13 novels are set and instead goes aboard MTBs (Motor Torpedo Boats) and MGBs (Motor Gun Boats) of the Coastal Forces in the English Channel..." Read more of this review »
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