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The Family Sea: No. 3 (Piratica) Paperback – 6 Sep 2007
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'... a great adventure ... the language is highly imaginative ... Adults and children alike can become immersed in this complex, distinctive and vividly depicted creation.' (Reviews)
... pirate stories look like being the next big thing. If so, may they all be as much fun as this one, by the Cat's Elbows! (Jan Mark, The Guardian)
A glorious roustabout of a tale, full of yummy set pieces and terrific adventures, unbelievable in a most satisfying way. The language is rip-roaring or glides like a seagull, as needed. And the thrilling dénouement is romantic as heck. (Kirkus Review: Starred)
a rollicking read. Road adventure, sea voyage and treasure hunt in one. (Irish Times)
... a wonderfully rumbustious fantasy that is as clever as it is entertaining. (The Independent)
Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought. (The Guardian)
Art Blastside in her third daring adventure upon the high seas.See all Product description
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2. The first book is extremely engaging and has some marvelous comedic vignettes. As an adventure story it works well on multiple levels with a cryptic series of clues to the treasure map which is enjoyable.
3. The second and third books are slightly darker however there are comic touches in both but this never reaches the level of the first installment. The third book was rather disappointing with many loose ends and a unsatisfying denouement.
Lee is such a powerful writer, making you hate the bad guys, and love the good guys. The style is reminiscent of watching a movie. The story will cut between two separate people's stories, making it very exciting and interesting. I was glued to the pages of this book, especially towards the end where I was generally surprised by the news that was dropped. I stayed up until 3 AM so I could finish it, even though I had work that morning. This is a great pirate adventure and this book caps off the trilogy nicely.
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