Vampirates: Tide of Terror Paperback
Part of the Vampirates series
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.
Dare she try to return to it? Sidoro may have been expelled from the vampirate ship but his dark deeds are just beginning.
In this sequel to VAMPIRATES: DEMONS OF THE OCEAN, the seas are rougher than ever and a new tide of terror sweeps up Connor, Grace, their allies and their foes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 03/07/2006
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9781416901419
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Review by ArkhamReviews
Although not without flaws, Tide of Terror is a marked improvement on it's precursor. The fact that it is twice the length has given Somper the space that he needed to develop the human characters of his novel, giving them all far more depth of character than they displayed in Demons of the Ocean. Grace, in particular, gets to do a lot more this time round which was really nice to read.However, the novel is noticeably padded out in the middle. Although the action is better spaced throughout the story, there are lengthy chapters which serve little purpose other than to describe Connor's school day (yes, there is a Pirate School in this one and it's every bit as ridiculous as that sounds).Additionally, the Vampirates feel a bit superfluous to the story this time as they do very little within the novel. There is a definite feel that they will be more significant in the next book, but don't read this one if you're wanting a horror story. There is far more swashbuckling than blood sucking in this novel.