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Sixteen-year-old Jared is the newly crowned Prince of All Archenfield, ascending the throne after his older brother's mysterious death. But Jared feels reluctant and unprepared to rule the Princedom and its dangerous and powerful court. Like each Prince of All Archenfield before him, Jared must rely on the Council of Twelve to advise him. But he knows he can just as easily be at their mercy--especially when it appears that one of the Twelve might have orchestrated his brother's untimely death. Propelled by his rage over the loss of his brother and wary of all his advisors, Jared can trust only Asta: a clever, strong-willed girl from the settlements, currently serving as the Physician's apprentice. Asta and Jared take it upon themselves to hunt down his brother's assassin--though the assassin may be hunting them, as well. Murder, betrayal, and intrigue abound in Justin Somper's thrilling YA series debut. Exploring the political machinations of the medieval-esque court and the lives that hang in the balance, Allies & Assassins is a gripping tale of a teen torn between duty and revenge.
There's a new ship of vampirates roaming the seas, leaving a trail of fear and devastation in its wake. When a high-profile pirate is slain, the Pirate Federation takes decisive action and begins training up a ship of dedicated vampire hunters. Amongst the dynamic crew is young pirate prodigy Connor Tempest. Meanwhile, Connor's twin sister Grace enjoys a bittersweet reunion with their mother, Sally, who has some important and shocking news for her daughter. As Grace uncovers the truth about her family's past, she realises that she and Connor face a daunting and uncertain future.
For Connor, these are testing times aboard notorious pirate ship, The Diablo - not least when Captain Wrathe's obnoxious nephew Moonshine joins the crew. And, as things reach breaking point, Connor finds himself crossing a line from which there is no return. Meanwhile Grace and Lorcan journey to Sanctuary, a mountain retreat presided over by vampirate guru, Mosh Zu Kamal. If anyone can heal Lorcan's blindness, it's Mosh Zu, but he's more interested in Grace. Combatting danger on all sides, Grace realises her fate is inextricably bound up with the vampirates. . .
After the surprising revelation of the Tempest family history, twins Connor and Grace face a newly-defined future marked by their Vampirate roots. Meanwhile, Sidorio's evil Vampirate Empire continues its expansion, making it tragically apparent that no ship is safe. As for the pirates, they have a new mission: wipe out the vampirates.There's a bloody battle brewing in the seas, and each crew will need all hands on deck. And, this time, Grace and Connor may find themselves fighting for their lives-or against each other.
A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals in alliance against the renegade Vampirates, led by Sidorio and Lola. Nothing will stop either one from making their presence dangerously known in battle.Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war - he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.In this - the conclusion of this sequence of VAMPIRATES novels, the stakes are higher than ever. Relationships will change. An army of the dead will return to fight. There will be new threats and new alliances and characters will die before the ending which will see Grace and Connor poised to start momentous new journeys. In the words of Obsidian Darke, "So it ends, so it begins."
A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals in alliance against the renegade Vampirates, led by Sidorio and Lola. Lola might be heavily pregnant with twins, but it doesn't stop her from remaining an active presence in battles! Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war - he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.
La guerra que pondrá fin a todas las guerras acaba de empezar. Tras siglos de refriegas y aguas turbias, los barcos de la Federación Pirata se han unido a los vampiratas del Nocturno; su objetivo: devolver la calma a los océanos venciendo a Sidorio y a su aterradora tripulación de vampiratas renegados.Después de mucho tiempo enfrentados, los gemelos Grace y Connor Tempest vuelven a luchar en el mismo bando. Ella, convertida ya en una poderosa sanadora, atenderá a los heridos de la alianza en la retaguardia. Y, él, como hombre fuerte de los piratas, liderará a los guerreros en el corazón de la batalla. Saben que unidos pueden ganar, aunque ello no les bastará para ser invencibles: una oscura profecía anuncia que uno de los dos entrará en el mundo de los muertos antes del fin de la contienda...
A los gemelos Connor y Grace no les quena nada en tierra por lo que luchar: su padre acaba de fallecer y nunca han conocido el cariño de una madre. Temerosos del incierto futuro que le espera, deciden huir en barco. Una tormenta impredecible les sorprende en alta mar y, cuando están a punto de ser devorados por las olas, dos milagrosos barcos acuden en su ayuda. Recogido por el Diablo, capitaneado por el orgulloso y legendario pirata Molusco Wrathe, Connor se sentirá pronto como en casa y hará suyas las artes de la piratería; en cambio, la suerte de Grace es bien distinta. Sin saber ni siquiera dónde está y encerrada en una habitación a cal y canto, todo irá bien siempre y cuando siga las reglas del enigmático capitán sin rosto...
Muchas cosas has cambiado en la vida de los gemelos Connor y Grace Tempest. Separados por una cruel tormenta en alta mar, CONNOR encontró cobijo en el Diablo, un conocido barco pirata. Grace, en cambio, cayó en manos de vampiratas, extraños seres que viven de noche y se alimentan de sangre... Tres meses después, los dos hermanos estan juntos en el Diablo, pero las cosas no parecen ir mucho mejor. CONNOR, convertido en pirata de pies a cabeza, vivirá una dolorosa experiencia... Grace, por su parte, añora dos días vividos con los vampiratas y no puede dejar de pensar en corcan, en marinero que arriesgó su vida para salvarla. Busca consuelo en el anillo que él le dejó antes de separarse, pero, cada vez que lo toca, terribles visiones le atormentan: siente que Corcan está en peligro y que la necesita. Mientras, Sidorio, el vampirata expulsado y enviado al exilio, prepara una terrible venganza...
Quedan atrás los tiempos en que CONNOR se sentía como pez en el agua en el Diablo. Si antes era uno de los tripulantes que más deprisa aprendían y mejor hacían su trabajo, ahora un nuevo miembro le observa atentamente: se trata de Moonshine, el odioso y prepotente sobrino del capitán, que le hará la vida imposible, tanto que CONNOR se verá obligado a tomar una durísima decisión. Grace, por su parte, tampoco está pasando un buen momento: sintiéndose culpable de la ceguera de Corcan, decide acompañarlo a Santuario, un recóndito lugar donde vive Mosh Zu Kamal, un gurú entre los vampiratas y el único capaz de curarlo. ¿Queda tiempo para el amor? Parece que sí, o al menos así lo cree Johnny, un cowboy vampirata que se ha fijado en la muchacha; y, lo que es peor, ella no parece hacerle ascos... ¿Qué pasará con Corcan?
Para Grace y para Connor el encuentro con su madre no puede ser más traumático: sin apenas fuerzas para hablar, les revelará ¡que fue donante de Sidorio, el vampirata rebelde! ¿Qué quiere decir eso? ¿Qué pasa con su padre? ¿Quiénes son ellos en realidad? Connor, incapaz de seguir escuchando esa dolorosa verdad, huirá y se alistará en el Tigre, el barco de la recién nombrada capitana Cheng Li.Mientras, en el mar, un barco desconocido, capitaneado por una bellísima y singular mujer, hechiza y mata a sus víctimas, dejando como único recuerdo una jota de corazones negra. La Federación Vampirata, convencida de que el renegado Sidorio está detrás de estos asaltos, encomienda a Cheng Li su primera misión: acabar con él.
Nunca los mares estuvieron tan embravecidos: el malvado Sidorio, sediento de venganza, quiere convertirse en amo y señor de los océanos y sembrar el terror con su tripulación de renegados. Por eso ha llegado el momento de que piratas y vampiratas, enemigos acérrimos desde el principio de los tiempos, remen juntos contra la amenaza de Sidorio o acabarán ahogándose en las oscuras aguas de su imperio.En medio de esta tormenta, los gemelos Connor y Grace Tempest se reencuentran después de mucho tiempo. Connor se ha convertido en el hombre de confianza de Cheng Li, la capitana pirata, mientras que Grace ha sido clave para superar las luchas internas de los vampiratas. A pesar de sus diferencias, saben que solo ellos pueden conseguir una verdadera alianza entre ambas tripulaciones, aunque sus capitanes se resistan. Y es que, en el mar, las viejas enemistades siempre vuelven a emerger...
Twins, Connor and Grace, never dreamed that there was any truth to the Vampirate shanty their father sang to them before he died, but that was before the two were shipwrecked and separated from each other. For Connor, who is taken aboard a pirate ship, there's the chance to learn to swordfight, but for Grace, aboard a mysterious ship of vampire pirates, the danger is great. What will it take for them to find each other? "Totally original...I wish I'd had this idea." -Anthony Horowitz
As fans of the Vampirates series know, nothing is quite as it seems when Vampirates and pirates are involved, so twins Connor and Grace have to keep up their guards. But with every new challenge pulling them farther apart, it seems that the time has finally come for the twins to explore their separate fates. Grace, unable to forget the blindness she caused her Vampirate friend Lorcan, chooses to journey with him to see if his sight can be restored. As for Connor, he must endure the latest addition to the Diablo crew: Captain Wrathe's awful nephew, who seems to dislike him from the very start. Will both twins find success, and what will it take to bring them back together?
For Connor, these are testing times aboard notorious pirate ship, The Diablo - not least when Captain Wrathe's obnoxious nephew Moonshine joins the crew. And, as things reach breaking point, Connor finds himself crossing a line from which there is no return. Meanwhile Grace and Lorcan journey to Sanctuary, a mountain retreat presided over by vampirate guru, Mosh Zu Kamal. If anyone can heal Lorcan's blindness, it's Mosh Zu, but he's more interested in Grace. Combatting danger on all sides, Grace realises her fate is inextricably bound up with the vampirates...
When Connor Tempest and his swashbuckling pirate buddies get a rare break in their duties, they're in the mood for fun, sun and adventure. A chance meeting with the crew of The Lorelei seems to offer all that and more. Soon, Connor and co are learning to freedive into the amazing world far beneath the ocean's surface. But the pirates are further out of their depth than they realise. Under the water, danger is lurking - and it's going to take everything they've got to get out alive...
Conor and Grace are twins, recently orphaned after their widowed father's death. Rather than being adopted by the town's busy-bodies, they decide to set sail in their father's last possession, his sailing boat. But a vicious storm sees their boat capsize and the twins are separated. Two mysterious ships sail to their rescue - each picking up one twin before disappearing into the mist. Conor wakes to find himself on a pirate ship and is soon being trained up with a cutlass. Meanwhile Grace finds herself locked in a darkened room, as the vampirates wait for night to fall and their feasting to begin. . . Determined to find each other, yet intrigued by their new shipmates, the twins are about to embark on the biggest adventure of their lives. . .
Sidorio, fuelled by grief and revenge, is intent on becoming King of the Vampirates and building a new empire to bring terror to the oceans. He faces growing opposition from both the Pirate Federation, including Vampirate Assassin Cheng Li, and the Nocturnals - the more benign vampirate realm - led by Mosh Zu and Lorcan Furey. Both the pirates and the Nocturnals are forced to raise their game in response to the new and urgent threat from Sidorio and the renegade Vampirates. Twins Grace and Connor Tempest, still ricocheting from the recent discovery of their true parenthood and its explosive implications, are thrust deep into the heart of the conflict. Old foes and allies are thrown together in unexpected ways and, as the stakes rise higher than ever before, Grace and Connor find their alliances shifting in ways no-one could ever have possibly foreseen. . .
Sidorio, fuelled by grief and revenge, is intent on becoming King of the Vampirates and building a new empire to bring terror to the oceans. He faces growing opposition from both the Pirate Federation, including Vampirate Assassin Cheng Li, and the Nocturnals - the more benign vampirate realm - led by Mosh Zu and Lorcan Furey. Both the pirates and the Nocturnals are forced to raise their game in response to the new and urgent threat from Sidorio and the renegade Vampirates. Twins Grace and Connor Tempest, still ricocheting from the recent discovery of their true parenthood and its explosive implications, are thrust deep into the heart of the conflict. Old foes and allies are thrown together in unexpected ways and, as the stakes rise higher than ever before, Grace and Connor find their alliances shifting in ways no-one could ever have possibly foreseen...
In this sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, there's a traitor aboard the Diablo and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy. Will Connor choose an education by sea or by school, and will Grace be forced to follow him wherever he goes?
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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