True Colours

True Colours The Royal Navy is immobilised by mutiny and the only thing that s standing in the way of an invasion is a commander who is communicating with a fleet that isn t there While Great Britain s major home

  • Title: True Colours
  • Author: Alaric Bond
  • ISBN: 9781935585305
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Royal Navy is immobilised by mutiny, and the only thing that s standing in the way of an invasion is a commander who is communicating with a fleet that isn t there While Great Britain s major home fleets are immobilised by a vicious mutiny, Adam Duncan, commander of the North Sea Squadron, has to maintain a constant watch over the Dutch coast, where a powerful invasioThe Royal Navy is immobilised by mutiny, and the only thing that s standing in the way of an invasion is a commander who is communicating with a fleet that isn t there While Great Britain s major home fleets are immobilised by a vicious mutiny, Adam Duncan, commander of the North Sea Squadron, has to maintain a constant watch over the Dutch coast, where a powerful invasion force is ready to take advantage of Britannia s weakest moment With ship to ship duels and fleet engagements, shipwrecks, storms and groundings, True Colours maintains a relentless pace that culminates in one of the most devastating sea battles of the French Revolutionary War the Battle of Camperdown Alaric Bond has stepped into the first rank of writers of historic naval fiction The Third Book in the Fighting Sail Series

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    • Rick Spilman says:

      Alaric Bond’s new novel, True Colours, the third in his Fighting Sail series, is a fascinating and exciting look at a most perilous moment in British history. The novel begins in 1797. Britain is at war with the French and her Dutch allies. A French invasion force, supported by the formidable Dutch Navy is massing across the channel when the unthinkable occurs. The British fleet at Spithead mutinies. Not long after, the fleet at the Nore follows their example. The frigate Pandora returns from [...]

    • David says:

      In his new novel, True Colours, Alaric Bond continues the story of the frigate Pandora and the members of her crew. We are also introduced to some new characters in a story that skilfully takes us through the traumatic events of the two great mutiny's at Spithead and the Nore, as well as Duncan's struggle to blockade the Dutch with little support.Culminating in the tactical manoeuvring of the Admirals, through cameo roles, and the bloody Battle of Camperdown, this novel was hard to put down as w [...]

    • Jim says:

      This is the third in Alaric Bond's excellent Fighting Sail Series, which features the British Navy during the Napoleonic era. Thomas King, a lieutenant on the light frigate, HMS Pandora, is brought forward from the previous novels along with several of the other characters of the second book in the series.The novel begins with the re-capture of a British merchant ship, which had been taken prize by a French frigate. Pandora subsequently goes into battle with the French ship and sees it ultimatel [...]

    • Vivyenne says:

      It was an interesting book and a good story, and well worth the read. I felt that it passed the first of two major plot arcs - the mutinies at Spithead and the Nore - without focusing much on the impact within the ship or without, and somehow immediately all was forgiven and forgotten. Having a relentlessly happy ship with unfailingly competent leaders romanticizes it to an extent that makes for good adventure reading but in the end I think I prefer Richard Woodman's more nuanced portrayal of sa [...]

    • Dan Cowden says:

      Another fun romp through the Wars of the French Revolution, this time dealing with the sailor mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797, and the Battle of Camperdown. This book follows directly from the previous (Jackass Frigate). The book continues the series format of telling the story from multiple perspectives, including both sailors and officers. All the characters are well drawn and the situation is realistic -- which means that the reader should not expect a small frigate to have a great [...]

    • Matthew Willis says:

      This wonderful series continues as it started, combining exciting storytelling, authentic history and characters to care about. The novel covers the Nore mutiny, the build-up to the Battle of Camperdown and the battle itself (and in so doing, provides a fascinating alternative to the portrayal in Richard Woodman's A King's Cutter).

    • DAVID ONCALE says:

      Great and well written seriesThis author did a good job of keeping me interested in the story. The characters were well background and the battle descriptions were exciting and well thought out.

    • Amy says:

      Love this series!

    • EggSalad says:

      Hmm, I think I like this book the best of the series so far. More variety in the type of action from some of the other nautical series. Perhaps not as realistic, but it makes it very interesting.

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