Ill-conceived expeditions ashore, hunts for privateers in treacherous fog, and a desperate chase across the Atlantic are only some of the challenges he faces. He must endeavor to bring his ship and crew through a series of adventures stretching from the bleak coast of Flanders to the warm waters of the Caribbean.
The Captain's Nephew The Alexander Clay Series Book 1 - Though clay has proven himself many times over, Captain Percy Follett is determined to promote his own nephew. Before clay finds a way to receive due credit for his exploits, he'll first need to survive them. Only then might high society recognize his achievements--and allow him to ask for the hand of Lydia Browning, the woman who loves him regardless of his station.
Can clay beat all odds?after a century of war, revolutions, and Imperial conquests, 1790s Europe is still embroiled in a battle for control of the sea colonies.
A Sloop of War Alexander Clay Book 2Penmore Press LLC - A sloop of war, where the temperature of the politics, the second novel in the Alexander Clay series is set on the island of Barbados, prejudices, and amorous ambitions are matched only by the sweltering heat of the climate. The admiral is impressed enough by Clay’s engagement with the French man-of-war to give him his own command on the HMS Rush.
The crew and officers of the rush are repeatedly threatened along the way by a singular Spanish ship, in a contest that can only end in destruction or capture. Philip K. And from the ranks, comes an accusation of murder leveled against Clay by the nephew of his former captain. After limping into the harbor in the crippled frigate the HMS Agrius, the equally battered Courageuse, Clay meets with Admiral Caldwell, accompanied by his French prize, the Commander in Chief of the island.
A Sloop of War Alexander Clay Book 2 - Allan has all the ingredients for a gripping tale of danger, and sea battles, heroism, greed, in a story that is well researched and full of excitement from beginning to end. The rush is sent to blockade the french island of St Lucia and to support a landing by British troops to attempt to take the island from the French garrison.
On The Lee Shore Alexander Clay Book 3Penmore Press LLC - However, he is soon called upon by the Admiralty to take command of the frigate HMS Titan and join the blockade of the French coast. Once aboard, clay realizes he must confront the dangers of a fractious crew, rife with corrupt officers and disgruntled mutineers, if he is to have a united force capable of navigating the treacherous reefs of Brittany’s notorious lee shore and successfully combating the French determined to break out of the blockade.
But the hms titan will be no easy command with its troubled crew that had launched a successful mutiny against its previous sadistic captain. Newly promoted to post captain, Alexander Clay returns home from the Caribbean to recover from wounds sustained at the Battle of San Felipe.
A Man of No Country Alexander Clay Series Book 4Penmore Press LLC - Clay verifies the troubling rumors but is unable to learn where the French fleet and the army will be heading. When admiral lord nelson arrives from Britain with reinforcements, Clay and Titan join Nelson’s fleet heading for Southern France. Alexander clay and his ship, Titan, are sent to the Mediterranean to investigate.
In their absence, rumors abound of a French Army gathering in the south of France under General Napoleon Bonaparte, and of a large fleet gathering to transport them. In 1798, the royal british Navy withdrew from the Mediterranean to combat the threat of invasion at home. With the officers baffled as to who is behind this, it falls to Able Sedgwick, the Captain’s coxswain and the lower deck to solve the crimes.
A Man of No Country Alexander Clay Series Book 4 - After engaging and destroying a russian Privateer, the crew capture a mysterious stranger, claiming to be an English sailor who has been serving from childhood on Barbary ships. But on their arrival, aware of the dangers of an ambitious and ruthless general, and Nelson, they discover Bonaparte’s fleet is gone, orders an all-out hunt for Bonaparte’s armies before it is too late.
As the titan searches for Napoleon’s forces, another threat has already gained passage on the ship. Shortly after he joins the ship, there begins a rash of thefts followed by the murder of another sailor.
The Distant Ocean Alexander Clay Series Book 5Penmore Press LLC - Together with his friend John Sutton, he is sent as part of the Royal Navy’s response. Old enemies with scores to settle mean that betrayal from amongst his own side may prove the hardest challenge Clay will face, and a dead man’s hand may yet undo all he has fought to win. On route the titan runs to ground a privateer preying on slave ships on the coast of West Africa, stirring up memories of the past for Able Sedgwick, Clay’s coxswain.
But a powerful french naval squadron is at large in the Indian Ocean, attacking Britain’s vital East India trade. Will the curse of the captain’s nephew never cease to bedevil Clay and his friends? They arrive in the indian Ocean to find that danger lurks in the blue waters and on the palm-fringed islands.
The Distant Ocean Alexander Clay Series Book 5 - Newly returned from the battle of the nile, Alexander Clay and the crew of the Titan are soon in action again, just when he has the strongest reason to wish to abide in England.
The Turn of the Tide Alexander Clay Series Book 6Penmore Press LLC - Who is the charismatic rebel leader, count d’arzon, and what is the secretive Major Fraser really up to? Meanwhile the settled community of the frigate’s lower deck is disturbed by the arrival of a new recruit who appears to have strange mystical powers. Freshly back from a year in the indian Ocean, it is not long before Alexander Clay and the crew of the Titan are in action once more.
This time they are sent on a secret mission across the Channel. But as the uprising grows, Clay finds himself being drawn into a world of deception, intrigue and treachery. Amongst the forests and marshes of Southern Brittany, a Royalist rebellion is building and the Government at home is keen to support it.
Holbrooke's Tide: The Fourth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 4- Can the french be bluffed out of emden? is this Holbrooke’s flood tide that will lead to his next promotion?Holbrooke’s Tide is the fourth of the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures. It is 1758 and the Seven Years War is at its height. He is under orders to survey and blockade the approaches to Emden in advance of the arrival of a British squadron.
The series follows the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s. The french garrison and their Austrian allies are nervous. With their supply line cut, they are in danger of being isolated when the French army is forced to retreat in the face of the new Prussian-led army that is gathering on the Elbe.
Holbrooke's Tide: The Fourth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 4 - The duke of cumberland’s hanoverian army has been pushed back to the river Elbe while the French are using the medieval fortified city of Emden to resupply their army and to anchor its left flank. George holbrooke has recently returned from the Jamaica Station in command of a sloop-of-war.
The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 2- Their mission: a near-suicidal assault on a strong Caribbean island fortress. In late 1756, as the british government collapses in the aftermath of the loss of Minorca and the country and navy are thrown into political chaos, a small force of ships is sent to the West Indies to reinforce the Leeward Islands Squadron.
Captain edward carlisle, a native of Virginia, and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke are fresh from the Mediterranean and their capture of a powerful French man-of-war. Carlisle must confront the challenges of higher command as he leads the squadron back into battle to accomplish the Admiralty’s orders.
The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 2 - Join carlisle and holbrooke as they attack shore fortifications, engage in ship-on-ship duels and deal with mutiny in the West Indies. The leeward islands squadron follows The Colonial Post-Captain as the second of the Carlisle and Holbrooke novels. The series will record the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s.
Their new frigate Medina has orders to join a squadron commanded by a terminally ill commodore.
The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 1- Carlisle and holbrooke are witnesses to the inconclusive sea-battle which leads to the loss of Minorca and engage in a thrilling and bloody final encounter with the French frigate. The colonial post-captain is the first in a planned series of novels that will follow Carlisle and Holbrooke through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s.
His attitude changes as he experiences combat and personal danger, but can he persuade his captain that he has turned the corner? And can he achieve that vital promotion to commissioned status?And then there is the beautiful Chiara Angelini, pursued across the Mediterranean by a Tunisian corsair who appears determined to abduct her, yet reluctant to shed blood.
How can a penniless second son from virginia overcome these crippling deficiencies?George Holbrooke, Carlisle’s reluctant master’s mate, cannot disguise his lack of enthusiasm for the tedium of the peacetime navy. Can carlisle solve this mystery and protect Chiara?Fury shadows the French fleet as it sails from Toulon and reveals its true destination.
The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 1 - . As the clouds of war gather, carlisle’s small frigate — Fury — is ordered to Toulon on a reconnaissance mission. The western Mediterranean, 1756. He will negotiate some interesting loyalty issues when British policy and colonial restlessness lead inexorably to the American Revolution. If battling the winter weather in the gulf of Lions is not a sufficient challenge, Carlisle must also juggle the delicate diplomatic issues in this period of pre-war tension while contending with an increasingly belligerent French frigate.
The Jamaica Station: The Third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 3- The series will record the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s. It is 1757, and the british navy is regrouping from a slow start to the seven years war. A spanish colonial governor and his family are pursued through the Caribbean by a pair of mysterious ships from the Dutch island of St.
Eustatius. Under his leadership, medina takes part in a one-sided battle with the French that will influence a young Horatio Nelson to choose the navy as a career. The jamaica squadron follows the colonial Post-Captain and The Leeward Islands Squadron as the third of the Carlisle and Holbrooke naval adventures.
The Jamaica Station: The Third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 3 - Are the dutchmen operating under a letter of marque or are they pirates, and why are they hunting the Spaniard? Only the diplomatic skills of Carlisle’s aristocratic wife, Lady Chiara, can solve the puzzle. When carlisle is injured, the young Holbrooke must grow up quickly. The british frigate medina rescues the governor from his hurricane-wrecked ship, leading Captain Edward Carlisle and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke into a web of intrigue and half-truths.
The Guineaman William Kite Naval Adventures Book 1Canelo Adventure - Forester. The william kite naval AdventuresThe GuineamanThe PrivateersmanThe East Indiaman. But as the seven years’ war looms on the horizon, kite’s life will be threatened by more than just sickness…The first in the William Kite Naval Adventures, The Guineaman is perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Julian Stockwin and C.
S. Once loaded with slaves, the ship then crosses the Atlantic, bound for the sugar plantations of the West Indies. Despite the accusation hanging over him, Kite's compassion for the slaves' helplessness finds him serving as a surgeon on the ship, exposed to the dreaded yellow fever. Fear and fighting on the high seas: the first instalment of the epic historical William Kite Naval Adventures, perfect for fans of HornblowerWhen William Kite runs away to sea to escape a charge of murder, a Liverpool Guineaman, or slave ship, he finds himself aboard the Enterprize, destined for the coast of West Africa.