Alaric 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 series is set at sea during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and has no central character as such. Instead, men from all stations are featured allowing a far more realistic view of life aboard a warship of the period. The novels are definitely in a series rather than a serial; an overall storyline does exist although each should also stand alone and so can be read in isolation.
He has also written some stand alone books featuring the conflict between the Revenue Service and Smugglers.
|Series: Fighting Sail
|His Majesty's Ship
|In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave Spithead
|The Jackass Frigate
|Fresh from the dockyard, HMS Pandora is a 28-gun frigate, is about to set sail to join the Mediterranean Fleet
|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.
|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
|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 is needed to reinforce Nelson's ships blockading the French off Toulon.
|The Blackstrap Station
|The group of shipwrecked Royal Navy seamen have anything but festivities in mind
|Commander King is keen to take HMS Kestrel to sea but the war is not progressing well for Britain
|King finds himself despatched on an urgent secret deep-sea mission
|HMS Mistral has emerged from a major refit with one vital element missing – her captain
|The North Atlantic in spring is a perilous place and HMS Tenacious has a tough job ahead
|The Seeds of War
|HMS Tenacious must do battle with illegal slavery, powerful privateers, violent tropical storms and former friends.
|On the Barbary Coast
|After four years HMS Tenacious is finally heading home but their journey is broken by a strange encounter
AOS Other Nautical Fiction
|Turn a Blind Eye
|Newly appointed to the local revenue cutter, Commander Griffin is determined to make his mark
|The Guinea Boat
|The story of two young lads, and the diverse paths they take to make a living on the water
Modern Era Naval Fiction
|Series: Coastal Forces
|In the treacherous waters of the Dover Strait the war is fought by the gun and torpedo boats of Britain’s Coastal Forces:
|The crew of MGB194 return from leave to find their gunboat allocated to a different flotilla
The author’s official web site is alaricbond.com