Friday, 8 July 2011

Quick Review: Dead Deep - Justin Somper

"Do you wanna go deep?  Or do you wanna go dead deep?"

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 free dive 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 . . .

Vampirates Series:
Dead Deep (short story published in 2007 - doesn't have to be read to follow the series)
Empire of Night
Immortal War

For more information visit the Vampirates website

Review:
Dead Deep is a short story that is set between Demons of the Ocean and Tide of Terror (the first 2 books in the series), it was published for World Book Day and you can easily read the rest of the series without picking up this book.  However, if you're a fan of the series like me then it is definitely worth trying to get hold of a copy.  In later books in the series several mentions are made about the "lost weekend" that occurred when Connor, Bart & Jez went on shore leave and I've been wanting to find out what happened for a while now.  As I've finished reading the rest of the series this was a perfect way to dip back into the world of the Vampirates.

I don't want to go into details of the story as it would be too easy to give spoilers but Dead Deep is an exciting adventure with the three buccaneers and was a great addition to the series.  If you've read the other books like I have then you'll recognise a few of the characters who crop up from later books and it answered a few questions I had about their previously unknown history.  This is a fun, fast read and definitely recommended to Vampirates fans.

Source: Purchased

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