The usual characters return in the fourth Vampirates book, and are joined by some terrifically evil new ones as well. In this exciting new book there is a new ship of Vampirates playing with Sidorio and his crew roaming the seas and leaving a trail of fear, disaster and death behind it. The Federation is challenged, while individual characters face their deepest darkest secrets, histories and fears.
While Grace enjoys a reunion with her mother, Sally, she learns a terrible secret about her past that may endanger her and Lorcan's relationship. Connor having just resigned from Muccolo's articles joins the ship of the newly appointed Captain Cheng Li. Through the book the twins will face hardships, all the while exploring changes in their family's past, loyalty and the challenges of growing up. There is love, a wedding, a beheading, and page after page of excitement and heart-wrenching plot twists.
If you haven't read the first three books, you may want to start with: Demons of the Ocean, 2005 (#1), Tide of Terror, 2006 (#2) and Blood Captain, 2007 (#3)
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By Justin Somper
The Fourth book in the Vampirates series, 2009
See our review of Blood Captain, 2007
Reviewed by Surya Brown-Moffitt, High-school writer