Aargh, me hearties, and welcome to the internet home of Horatio Hornblower fan fiction, written by both myself and other fans of C.S. Forester's naval hero!
This site is dedicated to the fan fiction based on A&E's version of "Horatio Hornblower". Anyone interested in reading my work should know up front that my favorite character is not Horatio, but rather his flawed, tortured, and stone good-lookin' pal Archie Kennedy. As anyone who knows me can tell you, I'm a sucker for the hero's best friend!
Feedback is always welcome, and I invite all of those interested in reading or writing Horatio Hornblower fan fiction to join the Horatio Hornblower fan fiction mailing list. This is a 13-and-up list, nothing explicit, and all are welcome to join.
Now on with the tales, laddies, argh argh argh....
RED SKY AT MORNING
This fan fiction has been written in collaboration with the Duchess' Daughter, aka Carolyn.
Following the disastrous mission at Muzillac, Horatio longs for peace and release from the guilt that plagues his soul. Instead he is drawn into a nightmare of ambition and intrigue when Archie is accused of murdering an officer from another ship, the H.M.S. Courageous. To win his freedom Horatio must thwart the Courageous' powerful captain, and discover the darkest secrets of Archie's past. But Archie's soul will not be freed easily, and Horatio discovers that the price of his freedom is very high indeed...
Horatio and Archie's Kitchen Attempt by Emma
Horatio's Bad Hair Day by Emma
Channel Duty by Enid
Horatio and Archie's Kitchen Adventure by Enid
Monkey Business by Enid
A Star to Sail By
The 'Man on the Dock' Interviews
The Carpenter's Walk (A Christmas Story)
A Deep But Dazzling Darkness
The Easy Mark
FIDUS ACHATES - A 'Hornblower 2' Alternate
Part 1 | Part Two| Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine | Part Ten | Part Eleven
The Life Laid Down
Missing Scene from 'The Wrong War'
Hornblower and the Black Ship (Halloween Story)
Hornblower and the Mundane Crisis
HORNBLOWER AND THE SPANISH DOCTOR
Part One | Part Two
Many Years of Sunshine Days (set after Hornblower II)
The Strongest Tether
To Hear the Angels Sing (Christmas story)
Unfurl the Sails
The Unhappy Return (Halloween Fic)
Up From the Ashes
STORIES BY OTHER AUTHORS
BEAUTIFUL SINNER by Cadee Unfinished
FORTITUDE by Lorraine
An alternate-universe story in which Archie finds himself the protege of a powerful man who is not all he seems...
Part One | Part Two | Part Three
Gone But Not Forgotten by Gevaudan
THE JOURNEY HOME by Clio
Part One: Kennedy's Dilemma
Part Two: Annie
Part Three: Love Thy Neighbor
Part Four: The Message
Part Five: Withstanding the Gale
Part Six: Tea, Mr. Kennedy?
Part Seven: Edrington
Part Eight: Father and Son
Part Nine: Moments of Truth
Part Ten: Demons and Damsels
Part Eleven: Dinner? At Edrington Manor?
Part Twelve: A Knife in the Back
Part Thirteen: Evidence
Part Fourteen: Farewells
Part Fifteen: His Brother's Keeper
Part Sixteen: Whatever Happens...
Hornblower Stories by Tonica
Lady Dunbar by Kelly G
A Letter From the Past by Ruth W.
LIFE'S LESSONS by Tracy J. Unfinished
LOVE IS INDEFATIGABLE by Kat Brandt
THE MASQUERADE by Caloulou
Part One | Part Two | Part Three
Restless Devil by Maggie
SEAFARING WOMAN - THE JOURNAL by Kathijane Unfinished
SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Lady Laura
Horatio and Mary | Phantom Ship | The Trick | Mutiny | Retribution | Commander Horatio Hornblower | Dreams | Dreams 2 | A Heavenly Vision (Christmas story)
THE UNINVITED by Marijke
Parts 1-2 | Parts 3-4 | Parts 5-6 | Parts 7-8 | Parts 9-10 | Parts 11 - Epilogue
ZEPHYR by Paloma
Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five | Chapter Six | Chapter Seven
NOT FOR HONOUR ALONE by PJ
October, 1812 - A year of indescribable bloodshed in Spain is drawing to a close. The great British victories at Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz and Salamanca have all come to naught. Without an adequate source of supply Wellington,s army is forced to retreat back into Portugal for the winter. It is a time of difficult marching, hard skirmishing, and frayed tempers.
When a fatal accident brings on a court martial and threatens
the life of one of his most trusted men, Colonel Lord Henry Edrington
stakes his own honour to prove the man's innocence. Only one man
can help Edrington, and he would much prefer to hinder him: Captain
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18 | Part 19 | Part 20 |Part 21 | Part 22 | Part 23 | Part 24 | Part 25
A Letter to Archie by Jasmine
An Interview with Horatio Hornblower by Dunnage41
An Honor and a Privilege by Bobbi
The Doctor Dilemma by Kdu
The Ghost by Maryanne
Heart and Soul by Ruth W.
Just Take It and Say Goodbye by Maggie
Memories by Alicia D.
Promises by Maggie
Valediction by Ruth W.
THE 'LIFE OF DUTY' SERIES
This intriguing alternate universe explores what happens after an unthinkable tragedy rocks the men of the Indefatigable to their core. How will they survive? Read on and find out...
A Life of Duty by Fubsycations
A Life of Duty: Pellew by Alison
A Life of Duty: Styles by Sue N.
A Life of Duty: Archie by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: Matthews by Kel
A Life of Duty: Bracegirdle by Sue N.
A Life of Duty: Kitty Cobham by Bev F.
A Life of Duty: Life Goes On by Fubsycations
The following stories continue the tale begun in 'A Life of Duty'...
A Life of Duty: Edrington by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: Dr. Hornblower by Joan C.
A Life of Duty: Archie and Edrington by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Archie and Edrington II by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Pellew II by Alison
A Life of Duty: De Vergesse by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: De Vergesse and Don Masseredo by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Archie and Edrington III by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Lady Josephine Silverthorne by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Edrington's Soliloquoy by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: Archie and Josephine by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Cleveland by Sue N.
A Life of Duty: Cleveland, Alone by Sue N.
A Life of Duty: Dr. Luis Sebastian by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: The Journey back to Portsmouth by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Portsmouth by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Captain Pellew and Dr. Sebastian by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: Interlude by Dutch
A Life of Duty: Archie and Dr. Sebastian by Sarah B.
A Life of Duty: Pellew and Edrington at the Admiralty by JoanC
I am currently accepting 'Horatio Hornblower' fan fiction which has not been posted to the Horatio Hornblower fan fiction mailing list (which has its own archive) to include on this site. I don't archive slash or smutfic (there are already excellent sites tor those), however all other fiction is welcome!