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Vampirates: Tide of Terror Hardcover – June 1, 2007
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Fourteen-year-old orphaned twins Grace and Connor Tempest are together again aboard the pirate ship Diablo, but when an attack goes wrong and one of Connor's best friends is killed, Grace wants to find a way to keep her brother safe. Invited to spend a week at the Pirate Academy, Connor thrives, but Grace yearns for the life she knew among the vampirates--especially Lorcan, who blinded himself seeing to her safety. A ring he gave her allows her to walk the decks of the vampirates' ship through astral projection. Even though this is the second in the Vampirates series, following Demons of the Ocean (2006), it is easy to pick up the threads of the story, which sets plucky young people against Pirate Federation intrigue and the evil, renegade vampirates. This provides more of the swashbuckling action and horror-tinged fantasy that characterizes the series, which offers lots of appeal for reluctant readers. Diana Herald
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1. Twins escape horrid fate
2. Fate decides to give it another shot
3. They get separated at sea
4. One gets to talk like a pirate every day
5. The other's with a crew that sucks
6. Reunited, and it feels so good
Following right on the heels of Demons of the Ocean, "Tide of Terror" opens with a night surfer aggressively riding the waves of a deserted cove until the very waves give up the fight, depositing him gently on the sandy shore. Within a few pages however, we learn that this is no ordinary surfer, as the unexpected appearance of a brilliant moonbeam sways him from his intended mission.
Meanwhile, back on The Diablo .....
"Sound the cannon!"
A pirate attack
By eights and by fours
Time to plunder and sack
Soon silenced for good
An error of judgment
The target withstood
Following this great debacle, Connor and Grace (who are both aboard the pirate ship "The Diablo") have to make a tough career decision. Connor needs little convincing, but Grace feels her heart tugging in another direction, towards the Vampirate ship and Lorcan, the vampire who sacrificed his future to protect her.
A temporary respite is granted as the twins are permitted a one week all-expenses-paid trip to the Pirate Academy, where they renew an acquaintance and make some new ones. Despite his early misconceptions, Connor adapts easily to the Academy way of life, and impresses the tutors with his piratical prowess.
Meanwhile, on the Vampirate ship ......
Things are NOT going well.
Although this is a continuation of the first book, there's enough background information to make it possible to enjoy this even if you haven't read the first (but you really SHOULD read it anyway). Book two is a little slower, and more predictable, but there are both page-turning moments and dramatic twists, setting the stage for book three, Blood Captain.
Recommended for swash-buckling, blood-thirsty readers from nine and up.
Amanda Richards, October 3, 2008
Now, because both twins are in the same place for the majority of the novel the narration doesn't swap between them; this, unfortunately, does not lend the story the same sense of tension and urgency, but it doesn't detract from the need to consume the book, either. One of the best things about the Vampirates series is that you come to care a great deal about the characters; you want to know more, to follow them on their journeys, no matter what. After I finished this one I couldn't wait for 'Blood Captain' - it's really, really good, by the way - and now the wait until the next installment will seem even longer.
I've had great success recommending this series to younger readers; each one came back and asked for the next, which is surely a benchmark of Somper's success.
This book contains one, that's right ONE sword battle throughout the ENTIRE book, and two minor skirmishes (each about 2 pages, thats around 4 pages of ship skirmishes out of a book of 300+ pages (the sword battle at the end doesnt count becasue it wasnt a real fight, it was more of a demonstration gone wrong).
I mean I dont demand action in every page, but this is way too much boredom. Be ready to see Grace fall asleep A LOT and then float to a ship and *drumroll please* Talk. That's right she talks, talks, and then talks a little bit more. When she's not floating to the Vampirate ship she is TALKING about it to Cheng Li.
I'm going to read Part 3, but if theres not less talking and more action I'm done with this bore-fest.
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