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Vampirates: Tide of Terror [Kindle Edition]

Justin Somper
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Book Description

Connor Tempest may only be fourteen but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water. But his loyalties are divided between his shipmates and his sister. Grace isn't finding the pirate life so appealing. She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the vampirate ship she left behind. Sidorio may have been expelled from the vampirate ship but his dark deeds are just beginning...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416901418
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (4 Mar. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0039OVIC8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,229 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 18 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Can't put down book I would definitely read this book again. But can get a bit slow at times but I did enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 4 Jan. 2013
By Emily.S
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Just like first one I couldn't put it down bring on the next one recommend this to all audiences :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extreme Maritime Survival! 4 Oct. 2008
By Amanda Richards - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS) of book one:

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

Victory cries
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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Addition to the Series 28 Jan. 2008
By Chelle - Published on
If you were a fan of 'Demons of the Ocean' - and I highly recommend reading that prior to digging into 'Tide of Terror' - there are a couple of things to keep in mind about this second installment in the series. First, this story definitely focuses on Connor; both twins are aboard the Diablo, and Connor is learning to live the pirate life. And while Grace adopts a happy front for her brother, she misses the vampirate captain and finds herself constantly thinking about Lorcan. For me, the emotional underpinning of 'Demons' was entirely wrapped up in Grace and Lorcan; the vampirate's absence in 'Tide of Terror' sucks a little of that emotion out, but there's enough to sustain the story, and there's certainly the promise of what is to come.

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.
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling ride! 24 Jan. 2011
By Elizabeth - Published on
Tide of Terror, the second book in the Vampirates series is a thrilling ride full a more pirates, action, adventure, betrayals, and more! For me, it was fast paced. Best of all, there was a little more about the vampirates although I would have liked to see more (and that is what the sequels are for).

Connor and Grace were together for the most part in this book, but you can see that they are destined for different paths. Connor wants to be a pirate. In fact, he excels at everything pirate related. He even has visions of being a captain in the future. Grace, on the other hand, longs for the Vampirate ship and Lorcan, her vampirate friend. That being said, she does some pretty crazy things to try to get back on the ship. From jumping into the harbor to taking "spirit journeys" to visit the ship. From Connor's visions to Grace's "spirit journeys," I am curious to discover if the twins have some sort of special powers that they are not aware of.

The only parts I didn't like were the few parts where I was like "Wow, that's lame." An example is when Connor and his friend, Jacoby, did a special handshake. I didn't think it was necessary, but then I remembered that Connor is only fourteen, so I guess it's okay.

Anyways, I can't wait to see where Justin Somper takes the story next. Tide of Terror was a fun book to read. It was a quick read that was just fun. I love the mystery the Vampirates present. I look forward to finding out more about the mysterious captain of the Vampirate ship. I want to know why he wears a mask, and who exactly is behind the mask.
4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd in the Vampirates Series 29 Oct. 2008
By SciFiChick - Published on
After the events in Demons of the Ocean, twins Connor and Grace Tempest have been living aboard the pirate ship The Diablo. But when a good friend of Connor is killed during a raid, Grace begins to think about how to keep her brother out of harm's way. Grace convinces Connor to spend a week at the Pirate Academy, hoping he'll choose to stay there instead of The Diablo. As it turns out, Connor quickly becomes enamored with the academy and it seems they want him there as well. Meanwhile, Grace longs to be back aboard the Vampirate ship and see her friend Lorcan again. But are Connor and Grace placing their trust in the wrong people?

This book should have been called Vampirates: Pirate Academy, as most of the story took place there. And the "Tide of Terror" was a seemingly small subplot. The rogue Vampirates are teaming together, and are truly evil and dangerous. This gives the most tension in the story. But the intrigue at the Pirate Academy leads to some interesting results as well. Grace is able to communicate with her friends aboard the Vampirate ship, but spends most of the book longing to get back.

This sequel was definitely not as exciting as its predecessor. But it was extremely fun, and easy to read. This swashbuckler will leave readers reaching immediately for the next in the series, Vampirates: Blood Captain. This fantasy series for middle readers is a true gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books for Everyone 16 July 2007
By D. Lewis - Published on
Tide of Terror is great! I love to read and the Vampirates Series is easy reading, with great plots! I would recommend these books to anyone who likes to read and even those who don't.
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