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Vampirates: Tide of Terror

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by Justin Somper
     
 

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In this sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, there's a traitor aboard the Diablo and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy. Will Connor choose an education by sea or by school, and will Grace be

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In this sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, there's a traitor aboard the Diablo and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy. Will Connor choose an education by sea or by school, and will Grace be forced to follow him wherever he goes?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Eileen Kuhl
This sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean (Little, Brown, 2006/VOYA October 2006), finds Grace and her brother Connor trying to recreate their lives on the pirate ship, Diablo. Somper spins an out-of-the-ordinary tale that includes maritime escapades, exotic locations, treachery, villains, vampires, and a touch of romance, becoming three separate sagas told in alternating chapters. Connor and his friends are involved in a swashbuckling duel between two rival pirate captains, ending with the death of Connor's friend. Grace insists that Connor investigate the distinguished Pirate Academy as an alternative to the dangers of being a pirate. An underlying disdain of pirates not affiliated with the Academy makes Connor feel disloyal to his former crew, and he struggles with his decision to enroll. As Grace yearns to be reunited with her friends from the Vampirate ship, she develops the skill to magically transport herself and is able to return to the craft to help, placing herself in mortal danger. The wicked vampire, Sidorio, who was banished in the first novel, schemes to assemble a mutinous crew to overthrow the Vampirate ship. The plots are not successfully intertwined, creating a disjointed tale that does not stand alone. The large cast of characters is not well developed, and much of the action is plodding. The premise is enticing and the cover art appealing, but readers may be disappointed in this sequel. Readers who enjoy pirate lore may stick to Tanith Lee's Piratica (Dutton, 2004/VOYA October 2004), and readers who enjoy the vampire aspects may turn to any Darren Shan title.
School Library Journal

Gr 6-9 -In Justin Somper's sequel (Little, Brown 2007) to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean (April 2007, p. 77), twins Connor and Grace must make a decision about their future: should they stay aboard the pirate ship Diablo , leave to study at the Pirate Academy, or return to the vampirates (vampire pirates) who rescued Grace from drowning? Meanwhile, a rogue vampirate is roaming the seas and luring hapless victims to their deaths assisted by the now vampirized Jez, former close friend of Connor. While this volume fills in some information from the previous title, it doesn't really stand alone. Though its title suggests a suspenseful story, and there are battles and challenges for the pirates, nothing much happens to the main characters and their concern with what direction to take in life is more tiresome than enthralling. The murders committed by the vampirates are gratuitously gruesome. The Pirate Academy, with its many specialized classes, seems Hogwarts inspired, while the premise that pirates lead honorable lives with important skills is untenable. British actor Daniel Philpott does a yeoman's job of narrating, reading with expression and verve. He gives unique voices to the numerous characters, as well as regional accents to many, though he occasionally fails to reflect the character's emotion as stated in the text. While the vampire/pirate pairing ensures initial popularity for this novel, only listeners who have heard or read the previous book are likely to stick with this second title in a planned trilogy.-Louise L. Sherman, formerly Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316014458
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Series:
Vampirates Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
248,299
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Justin Somper is a bestselling author in the UK. His Vampirates books have received international acclaim and have been published in over 20 languages. He lives in London.

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Vampirates - Tide of Terror 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it NOW!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rohen More than 1 year ago
It is a great book but i like the first one a little better because Grace was actually on the vampirate ship
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in a day and couldn't wait to read the second. The sequel was full of the same adventure as the first one and I enjoyed it. You learn more about the vampires which was very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A asome book but also sad i really like coner it is a must have book and i hope you like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ IT NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by jusrin somper.
Elly Burnham More than 1 year ago
Wanted to read more
lucie florestant More than 1 year ago
This series is full of adventure and i was glued to this book begining from end this book is a book u wanna read very good read it
Torri Bower More than 1 year ago
most amazing creative book you'll ever find with pirates and vampirates
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok well, the first book is amazing! i loved it with a passion, but the second book is ok, i couldn't really get into it all that much. i wish it didn't end the way it did either, unless, there is going to be a third book (then the ending is ok if you no what i mean). but if you liked the first book, which if you haven't read it you need to, then read the second one, who knows, you might like it better then i did, cause everyone has different tastes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, I totally loved the first book so naturally I couln't wait for the second book. This book had me hooked from the first chapter clear until I thought my eyes were going to pop out from the climatctic ending of the story! I can't wait for the third book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was exciting. Grace and Connor are always changing their minds and changing the outcome of the story. If you like novels that change their direction every two seconds then you like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a thrilling story and i couldnt put it down(the first one) i am now getting the second one and cant wait!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love vampires and i love pirates and when they colided in this book it was the best one EVER!!!!!!! reading these books is my favorite past time and i hope there will be more to the series of Vampirates. I commend the author on a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
who ever read vampirates must read the sequel!even though this book is about the tempest twins it is mostly about connor who is trying to decide if he should stay at the pirate academy or go back to the diablo.but grace is trying to get back to the vampirate ship.i also hoped to read more of the vampires. and i can't believe what happened to lorcan, his one of my favorite characters and i feel bad that he was wounded, and can you believe how mean his donor is? anyway this book is an awsome sequel to demons of the ocean. thats all for now. hope you enjoy!
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A good book. I read the first book and LOVED it. I want to read the third book, too. This is a must read!
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