On the Barbary Coast

by Alaric Bond

Spring 1814 and, after four exhausting years on the North American Station, HMS Tenacious is finally heading home. With the war in Europe drawing to a close, it is even doubtful whether she will be needed again while her captain has his own reasons to reach England.

But their journey is broken by a strange encounter, and many are soon robbed of the peace they have earned as a new and particularly wicked enemy emerges, one that threatens far more than their personal safety.

With gripping naval action and intense personal dynamics, On the Barbary Coast is a thriller in the best tradition of Historical Nautical Fiction

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The Fifteenth book in the 'Fighting Sail' series


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May 16, 2022
ISBN-10: 1943404402
ISBN-13: 9781943404407

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The Seeds of War

by Alaric Bond

1811 and the war with France continues although conflict of another kind is raging on America’s Eastern Seaboard. For many years oppressive trade sanctions have soured Britain’s relations with the newly formed United States; tensions rise further as seamen are illegally pressed and what had been a purely economic dispute soon turns into something far more deadly.

Amid the conflict and confusion of fierce political debate, those aboard the frigate HMS Tenacious must also do battle with illegal slavery, powerful privateers, violent tropical storms and enemies that had once been the best of friends.

With vivid naval action and intense personal dynamics, The Seeds of War tells a gripping tale of loyalty, ambition and true camaraderie.

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The Fourteenth book in the 'Fighting Sail' series


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May 19, 2021
ISBN-10: 194340433X
ISBN-13: 9781943404339

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The Seeds of War

Sea Trials

by Alaric Bond

HMS Mistral has emerged from a major refit with one vital element missing – her captain. But Tom King is many miles away aboard a different warship and facing an apparently unbeatable enemy force. Will he survive to claim his rightful place, or is Mistral destined to sail under another’s command? With graphic naval action, danger from the elements and a major conflict of loyalties, Mistral’s sea trials quickly turn into a testing time for her crew as much as their vessel.

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The Twelfth book in the 'Fighting Sail' series


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Publisher: Old Salt Press
May 21, 2019
ISBN-10: 1943404259
ISBN-13: 9781943404254

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May 7, 2019
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Sea Trials

Lone Escort

by Alaric Bond

The North Atlantic in spring is a perilous place and, with a valuable convoy to protect, HMS Tenacious has a tough job ahead. But she is fresh from refit, fully manned and seemingly up to the task; the only factor likely to invite defeat is her captain.

With breathtaking naval action, strong personal dynamics and a mass of historical detail, Lone Escort is a nautical thriller of the first order.

"Bond consistently delivers rousing naval adventures, vividly seen through the eyes of the seamen as well as those in command on the quarterdeck. A superb storyteller, he weaves suspenseful scenarios, which move like smoke and oakum from one plight to the next." Quarterdeck Magazine.

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The Thirteenth book in the 'Fighting Sail' series


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September 14, 2020
ISBN-10: 1943404291
ISBN-13: 9781943404292

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September 3, 2020
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Lone Escort

Sealed Orders

by Alaric Bond

With news of victory at Trafalgar still fresh, HMS Hare arrives in England carrying details of yet another British naval success although the prospects for her captain, Thomas King, are less encouraging. Hare's hull requires attention and dockyard facilities are already overstretched while, if she were sent for refit, he would be unlikely to retain her command. Then a face from the past brings hope and King finds himself despatched on an urgent deep-sea mission so secret only sealed orders will reveal the final objective. Facing enemies that range from French privateers to powerful battle fleets, extremes of weather and the unpredictable behaviour of their Commander-in-Chief, the men of HMS Hare learn as much about themselves as any distant adversary and discover who their friends truly are.

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The Eleventh book in the 'Fighting Sail' series


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Publisher: Old Salt Press
August 10, 2018
ISBN-10: 1943404224
ISBN-13: 9781943404223

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August 5, 2018
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