At 2.28pm on the last day of May 1916, in the grey windswept North Sea off the coast of Jutland, the fire-gongs ring...THE BLOODING OF THE GUNS is the first of the Nicholas Everard novels, the series that has won Alexander Fullerton world-wide acclaim. Dramatic and meticulously researched, this is how it felt to fight in the Battle of Jutland: to be in a tiny destroyer racing to launch torpedoes into a line of Dreadnoughts' blazing guns, to fight inside a battleship's fifteen-inch turrets, or on the bridge of a cruiser under pulverising bombardment. This IS battle at sea...Also in this volume are SIXTY MINUTES FOR ST GEORGE, a thrilling account of the raid on Zeebrugge, and PATROL TO THE GOLDEN HORN, where Nick Everard embarks on a dangerous submarine mission in the dying days of the war.
Alexander Fullerton was a cadet at Dartmouth at the age of thirteen and went to sea serving first in the battleship Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean. His first novel SURFACE! sold over 500,000 copies. Then he worked on the 9-volume Nicholas Everard series that made his reputation.