Alaric BondAlaric Bond has been writing professionally for over twenty years with work covering broadcast comedy (commissioned to BBC Light Entertainment for 3 years), periodicals, children's stories, television and the stage. He is also a regular contributor to nautical magazines and newsletters.

The 'Fighting Sail' series of books which features several principal characters, including Midshipman Thomas King and a seaman named Flint, is intended to differ from others in that it will not follow one principal character throughout his career.

Series: Fighting Sail
Year Book Comment
1795 His Majesty's Ship In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave Spithead
1796 The Jackass Frigate Fresh from the dockyard, HMS Pandora is a 28-gun frigate, is about to set sail to join the Mediterranean Fleet
1797 True Colours The British fleet has mutinied and Admiral Duncan watches the Dutch coast unsupported.
  Cut and Run King opts for a spell with the Honourable East India Company but soon wonders why.
1798 The Patriot's Fate Ireland rises up and two friends and former allies are separated by chance and circumstance
  The Torrid Zone HMS Scylla is bound for St Helena to deliver the island's next governor
1803 The Scent of Corruption The uneasy peace with France is over and Sir Richard Banks is appointed to HMS Prometheus, a seventy-four
  HMS Prometheus HMS Prometheus is needed to reinforce Nelson's ships blockading the French off Toulon.
1803 The Blackstrap Station The group of shipwrecked Royal Navy seamen have anything but festivities in mind


AOS Other Nautical Fiction

Series: n/a
Year Book Comment
1801 Turn a Blind Eye Newly appointed to the local revenue cutter, Commander Griffin is determined to make his mark
1803 The Guinea Boat The story of two young lads, and the diverse paths they take to make a living on the water


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