Things are not as they seem aboard the Diablo! There's a traitor aboard the ship and the Pirate Federation has been alerted of Captain Molucco Wrathe's law-breaking ways. Will the Captain be punished, and, more importantly, what will happen to twins Connor and Grace?
Connor loves the life at sea, but Grace can't stop thinking of Lorcan and the friends she made aboard the Vampirates ship. To make matters worse, she also worries that with all of the risks Connor is taking, she may one day lose him. As Grace discovers, there is a place where Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: The Pirate Academy. And, as it happens, a good friend of theirs has connections at the selective school. In the end, Connor must choose between an education by sea or by school, and Grace has to decide if she's willing to follow.
Praise for the Vampirates series: "More of the swashbuckling action and horror-tinged fantasy that characterizes the series, which offers lots of appeal for reluctant readers." --Booklist
"Fans of piracy, vampires, and just plain entertaining stories will love to read about Grace and Connor's journey to find each other again, and will beg for more from this talented author." --Children's Literature
"This winning fantasy features both pirates and vampires with adventure, bloodcurdling action, and sinister characters." --VOYA
"A good choice for reluctant readers, who will be drawn into the turns and twists of the twins' story" --School Library Journal
"Totally original...I wish I'd had this idea." --Anthony Horowitz —
Justin Somper is the worldwide bestselling author of the Vampirates series, which has been published in 25 languages in 35 countries. When he isn't writing, he works with other authors as a publicist and trainer. He lives in London with his partner and two energetic dogs. (Author photo by Jon Cartwright)