Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates Series #1)

Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates Series #1)

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428110830
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Series: Vampirates Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Justin Somper is a bestselling author in the UK. His Vampirates books have received international acclaim and have been published in over 20 languages. He lives in London.

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Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book I didn't think much of it except that I needed something to read on the long drive home. Well, to my surprise I couldn't put it down, even when I got home. I totally love this book and suggest matter how old you are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading it. A very well written book. Highly recommend it
Digit More than 1 year ago
Grate misfortune is bestowed appon the Tempist twins, Connor and Grace,when there father dies. If they are to stay in cresent moon bay there lives will be hell. So in a desprate attempt at a better life they look to the seas. Unfortunetly they are misfortunate again and are seperated when there boat is ship wrecked. Connor is rescued by a ship of pirates and Grace by a ship of Vampirates. Their primary gole is to see each other safe again. This book is engaging and entertaning with its slightly more than occasonal laugh and tear. I do disagre with the discription of Grace being incredibly intelegent, she has book sarts sure but common sence I recomend this sires to anyone who likes to read and if you dont like to read well this would be a good book to get you started on the path of a hard core book worm ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Grace and her twin brother, Connor, set out in their father's boat after his death. They become caught in a storm and the boat is torn in pieces.Connor learns to be a pirate on the pirate ship he was rescued by and Grace is rescued by the Vampirate ship in her father's shanty. A great book that keeps you wanting to read more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of my favorites!i was looking for a book with pirates, adventure and friendship, and found it in vampirates!i have sooo many favorite charaters like lorcan, grace, and connor. Lorcan because he's a true friend and wants to protect grace. Grace because she's smart, and really caring about her brother. Connor because he's brave. This story is great and i hope anyone who reads it likes it too. Well thats all for now.See ya!
Vampress More than 1 year ago
I loove Vampirates i have read all the books including BLACK HEART wich is the best book
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Well shiver-me-timbers! Get ready to be washed away by this exciting, swashbuckling adventure. VAMPIRATES is the story of Connor and Grace Tempest, twins and children of the lighthouse keeper of Crescent Moon Bay on the East Coast of Australia in the year 2505. The story begins with the two young children getting out of bed in the middle of a violent thunderstorm. They wander up to the lamp room to watch the glory of the lightening and churning water with their father. In order to ease their mind, their father sings their favorite sea shanty.

"I'll tell you a tale of Vampirates

A tale as old as true.

Yea, I'll sing you a song of an ancient ship,

And its mighty fearsome crew."

The twins are finally coaxed back into bed after several verses of the eerie song and settle in for the night.

Seven years later, Connor and Grace's father dies, leaving them penniless and homeless. The kids aren't strangers to the stares and whispers that occur whenever they walk by because they've been dealing with it since the day they came to the lighthouse. They've always felt like outcasts, never quite fitting in.

People in town couldn't figure out why Connor was so much better at sports than the rest of the kids, even when he neglected practice for weeks. Grave provoked equal suspicion - from both teachers and classmates - with her unusual wide-ranging knowledge and strange notions about things far beyond her age and station in life. Since they knew they'd never feel at home in Crescent Moon Bay without their father, the twins decide to take off in their father's boat and take their chances at sea, rather than moving in with the cold, local banker or going to the orphanage.

Their first night on the ocean a huge storm crashed down on them, tearing their little boat apart. As hard as they tried, they couldn't stay together through the churning water. Thankfully, they are rescued and brought safely on board another vessel; however, not the same one. Connor is pulled aboard a pirate ship named the Diablo and Grace is rescued by the Vampirate ship. Desperate to find each other, they both plead with the captains to go back and search for the other. Both are told there isn't a chance the other would have survived. Neither lose hope and know they'll see each other again.

Connor sets about learning the ways of a pirate. He is assigned chores, makes friends, and receives sword fighting lessons. He participates in a raid on another ship and helps acquire booty for the crew. Grace, meanwhile, stays locked in her cabin, told not to even look out the window. She overhears weird conversations about feasts and witnesses strange things like candles that never extinguish, food that appears out of nowhere, and has the overwhelming need to sleep every time she eats or drinks anything. Grace has one person that she talks to named Lorcan, who has been sworn to protect her from the crew. At first, Grace doesn't understand the reason for the isolation. She doesn't realize that some members of the crew aren't happy with the captain's feeding schedule and wouldn't think twice about disobeying an order. She finds out the hard way when she slips out of the cabin and doesn't make it back before nightfall....

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Guest More than 1 year ago
if you like adventure, swordplay, pirates, mixed to gether with a pinch of humor. start reading it now. it got me caught in a love for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books because I couldn't put it down! I love when an author is such a good writer that he (or she) pulls you into the book and won't let you out. I also enjoyed the wonderful personalities of the Characters. This book was truly exhilarating and I you enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is soo good. Its soo original...not something people normally write about. i loved it but the ending dissapointed me but it just makes me eager for the next one!!!! DEFINATLY read this book its great and you wont be dissapointed!!! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book due to a Fasinating sory line and how the auther always seems to bring You to the end of your seat. some peole may not like the ending because come to a sudden stop, but to me personly it leaves me woundering weather he shall write another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it because out of alot of books I have read I could read it for 3 hours and think that 1 hour went by.It was a thrilling intresting book I would recommend!Even though the ending might cut a little to short for some people you can google the book and find the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book itself, and the storyline was great. However, the ending just stopped. It could easily have an interesting sequal.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have just found a new-to-me favorite series and author and likely the narrator, too. I had so much fun listening to this first in the VAMPIRATES series and cannot wait to listen to the next in the series, TIDE OF TERROR, I hope it's next up on Recorded Books wishlist.This is the perfect book to listen to for anyone, even though it's supposed to be a YA paranormal. The world-building is very cool and I like that it's a future that isn't overwhelmingly bleak like a lot of futuristic venues tend to lean on. It's vampires and pirates and all that that entails....blood and fighting on the high seas and the gritty pirate pubs with wenches. There are good-hearted pirates and bad. And Daniel Philpott gives just as fab voice to the fab written characters. Nothing too over the top, just right over the top. I have the image of a vampire Captain Jack Sparrow in my cranium as I listened to some of the vampirates...and obviously this is not a bad thing if you know me at all. *grin*If you'd like to see a super interview with Justin Somper, the author, here's the site over at BittenByBooks. He's just as nifty as the books he writes. Five more please vampirates beans....
Clurb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vampires. And pirates. Two genres that mash really quite surprisingly well. I'm enjoying this series and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
lawral on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has pirates, vampires, vampires who sail like pirates, and, just so no one feels left out, is set in the year 2505 with vampires who insist on living as if it's still 1920s or earlier. Put that way it sounds like Vampirates must read like a train wreck; to a certain extent, it does. There are so many different elements to the basic premise of this novel that some definitely fall by the wayside. For example, once you read past the page that tells you the year is 2505, it is impossible to tell that you are not being plunked down into another Caribbean pirate story (that still has about a million twists) set whenever our favorite bucchanears usually make an appearance.Though the many angles of this book can cause some problems, they also allow for many, many entry points into this novel, making it a great choice for reluctant readers. The chapters are also short, and, because they switch back and forth between Connor and Grace's experiences, the reader doesn't have to slog through too much to get to the storyline s/he is really interested in. And, problems aside, these storylines suck you in. As Grace and Connor are distracted from their mirror goals of finding the other by their own circumstances, the reader cannot forget that Grace's special status as a twin is all that keeps her alive and that Connor must succeed in finding her for her to survive. The ending is satisfying on some levels and COMPLETELY UNFINISHED on others, causing me to rush out to find book two of the series (Tide of Terror) as I will most likely run out to find books three and four.
chibimajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brother and sister become orphans and set to sea after their father dies. However, a shipwreck separates them and Connor learns to be a pirate while Grace is at the mercy of the Vampirates, who keep their food as prisoners on the ship with them.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Twin siblings Conner and Grace are orphaned when their father dies and, rather than living in the local orphanage, sail away to be on their own. A horrible storm destroys their boat and each twin is rescued by a very different pirate ship. Conner is aboard The Diablo and quickly becomes initiated into their rowdy pirate crew. Grace is rescued by the mythical Vampirates ship. Conner knows his sister is alive and he's afraid she might be in terrible danger, but none of the other pirates believe in the Vampirates ship... Grace wakes up shut in a cabin on the ship and she's warned not to leave it for her own safety... but how long can she keep herself safe on a ship full of hungry vampires??A rollicking sea adventure with elements of horror thrown in. It's not gruesome, but parts of the book are definitely creepy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and eagerly await the sequel!
nhMidLib on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I expected this book to be really cheesy. After all, when I saw a book that combined two hot topics like vampires and pirates into one story, I immediately thought it was just capitalizing on a trend. What a surprise when I found out how good it was!Teen twins Connor and Grace are involved in a shipwreck while trying to escape from life in an orphanage. Each is rescued, but by two different ships and neither knows if the other is alive. Connor believes he saw the legendary Vampirate ship sailing away from the shipwreck, but his rescuers don¿t believe him. Is his sister still alive? Would being rescued by the Vampirates put her in even greater danger? This swashbuckling tale will keep you reading, and with an ending that obviously leaves room for a sequel, there will be more to come. Book two, Vampirates: Tide of Terror is due out in June 2007!
Vampirate_queen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Being interested in pirates and vampires, I found this in the bookstore and had to get it! It ended up being one of my favorite books.This book was full of adventure and excitement. Every time it got boring, the author would add something new that grabbed your attention back. I believe that Connor's chapters got a tad bit boring, but Grace's chapters are the ones that kept me reading.
LauraR8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An action packed and adventurous book for readers who have a big imagination. Two twins who have been living in the lighthouse their whole life and listening to the old sea shanty have just lost their father and they have to move in with another family. Their father left no will. Instead of going with the family the two twins sail away together only to get caught in a storm and they got separated. This book is very exciting and Vampirates is a series! Keep Reading on!
nevinr3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most awesome series i have ever read. I'm so sad that I haven't read blood captain. But that will change;)
CheriePie69 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 sword fight, but for Grace, aboard a mysterious ship of vampire pirates, the danger is great. The twins want more than anything to find each other, but their time is limited and they're an ocean apart.This was a swift-moving, interesting read... reminded me a bit of Darren Shan's wonderful Cirque Du Freak series. It's young adult so not a very complex or convoluted story line, but that simply made for an even quicker read considering it's 330 pages.Though all ends on a happy note when Connor and Grace are eventually reunited, another danger has boarded the Diablo, which causes the story to end on another minor cliffhanger, and thus left me craving Tide of Terror, the next in the series.
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