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Blood Captain (Vampirates #3)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  3,527 Ratings  ·  145 Reviews
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 fr
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Little Brown and Company (first published January 1st 2006)
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May 02, 2008 wendy rated it it was ok
this book was good but the first two were better. seems like he's really leading us into another book. this one was setting us up for the next.
Apr 07, 2008 Jadewik rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventure lovers
This book was the third in the series of Somper's "Vampirates". The book continues the story of Twins Grace and Connor Tempest as they see where life will take them next-- Connor on "The Diablo" as a pirate and Grace on "The Nocturne" as an "in-between". Where will their adventures take them this time?

Connor goes through some major character development in this novel. Grace doesn't have the same changes, but is developing her other talents. You also get to meet some new, major characters in this
My very first book finished for '09.

This was probably my favorite so far in the series. Lots of drama & conflict.

I can hardly wait for the next book to come out.
Feb 13, 2009 MayDerp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Connor learns to live with loss-especially when he meets Moonshine Wrathe, his captain's nephew. They have to be partnered together in raids and such, which drives Connor to do the unthinkable. Grace travels to the Vampirate sanctuary with Lorcan and Shanti, Lorcan's donor, to cure Lorcan's condition, and Grace has adventures there as well.

This book is like the second one. Grace's part is exciting, and Connor's part is quite boring. In the middle of the book it's the opposite becau
Jun 23, 2009 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still yet another great book in the Vampirate series!
Feb 28, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book, as the second book didn't really hold my attention much and I was dreading the same thing happening. I HAD to read it though, as I don't like leaving a series unfinished. ;)

For the most part, this book was a lot more interesting than the second book, "Tides of Terror." I still don't like how much jumping back and forth between characters goes on, and that's one thing that causes my attention to waver, but with the story being more interestin
Ahhhh....adventure on the high Vampirate seas...this is a superbly fun series. Plenty of action in both Vampirate and regular pirate varietal. What's great about this series is that piracy is an accepted form of occupation. There is a Pirate Academy for the non-Vampirate and Sanctuary for the vampires who wish to become Vampirates. Sanctuary helps the vampires become less addicted to the bloodlust and more of a mellower vampire.
The story trades back and forth between Grace's and then Connor's p
Elizabeth *Swords for Fighting*
It seems like each book in the Vampirates series gets better and better! I loved Blood Captain, the third installment in the series, more than the first two. I must admit that I enjoy Grace's story so much more than Connor's. Even though they are twins, the paths that they have chosen are so completely different. Connor has his pirate dreams while Grace feels right at home on the Vampirate ship. I find Grace's interaction and relationships with the vampires so interesting. My favorite parts in t ...more
Jul 28, 2010 Ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
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Jan 06, 2011 Danny rated it it was amazing
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Connor took to life aboard the Diablo like a duck to water and loves being a pirate, well he did before Captain Wrathe's nephew Moonshine joined the crew. Now he's not so sure, especially when Moonshine's actions cause problems for him and his friends, perhaps the pirate life isn't the best thing for him after all. Meanwhile Grace travels to Sanctuary with Lorcan where they hope that the Vampirate guru Mosh Zu Kamal will be able to cure Lorcan's blindness. But why is Mosh Zu so interested in Gra ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Ash rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok just finished the book around five seconds ago... WTF that just happened at the end?
Let me just say the book was BEYOND slow paced. I would give a max of pages of it's boring content around 300 pages but infact my copy contained 569 pages which is around the double of what it should've been. The plot didn't move that much forward.. Man this book was like watching boring tide of waves. It was just terrible. And the end OMG the end that was just a bit HILARIOUS I actually shouted WTH because o
Taylor Neal
Grace and Connor's lives are taking another turn as their different situation put them in different circumstances. Grace takes Lorcan to a healing place called Sanctuary where the great Vampirate guru, Mosh Zu Kamal, resides. Lorcan's healing is a bit more serious than originally thought but with the help of Grace, Mosh Zu feels he can make a full recovery. Connor deals with the spoiled heir to the Wrathe's fortune, Moonshine Wrathe who hates him for events that Connor doesn't even recall. When ...more
a very poor book in my view
Cheryl Landmark
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This was another fairly good installment in this swashbuckling series, which is an intriguing mix of both pirates and vampires.

Connor and Grace chose two very different paths to follow--Connor signing up as a pirate aboard Molucco Wrathe's ship The Diablo, and Grace remaining on the Vampirate ship The Nocturne. Both choices led the brother and sister into adventure, danger, intrigue and secrets. The story was told from both of their perspectives, which gave us a good look
Feb 20, 2013 Namerah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what the....that was just so....WTF JUST HAPPENED??

I dont know whether this was the best ending ever or the worst. But the plot just blew my mind,it was so original and sensible.Vampires,pirates and a kick-ass story all in one book,thats what makes life good:P I was like:"ahhh,so this is what vampires are supposed to be,not glittering fairy princesses"

If justin somper had written twilight,it would be kinda like this:

there was once a vampire named edw
Caitlin W.
Grace and Connor, twins that chose to join different pirate crews, continue their adventures in the third book of the Vampirates series. Grace stays on her Vampirates ship, with vampire and donor crew, and journeys with them to a guru that can help heal an ill vampire on the crew. He has been unable to feed on his donor, which is suspending the youth that she has been enjoying as his donor. She is rapidly aging, and though she and Grace don't get along, Grace feels compelled to help her. Connor, ...more
Apr 12, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
Grace and Connar have both gone their separate ways. Grace goes to the sanctuary with her vampire friend Lorcan to try to fix his blindness while Connar stays on the pirate ship The Diablo. At first everything is okay but then a reble vampire appears and causes trouble and now it's up to Grace and Connor to get rid of him before it's too late.

I picked this book up because I read the first two books and they were really good so I wanted to see what would happend to Grace and Connar. While I was r
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile

We continue the adventures of Connor and Grace, Connor on the pirate ship Diablo and Grace with the Vampirates, who are off to Sanctuary to try and find some healing for Lorcan.

Like the second book, this one took awhile to really get started - I'd say it was a little more than halfway by the time things picked up. This wouldn't be so bad, as it's, in a way, a character based book, and I do like spending time with the characters - even when they do stupid and irritating things - but I felt tha
Kevin Muirhead
Jan 04, 2013 Kevin Muirhead rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems like the series is taking a slow dive from adventure series to emotional soap opera; no longer is it based on high seas adventure involving pirates and two lost orphans with a splash of vampires, but instead has become almost entirely about Grace and her romantical affection for the vampire who apparently may or may not be her father. It seems like what drew me to this series in the first place is slowly dwindling away so I decided to take a break from it for the time being now that I h ...more
Mar 16, 2013 Crystal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 30bookyear2013
I read the first two books a number of years ago, so at first I appreciated the brief recaps shown through the first few chapters. As I kept reading, I did not enjoy the constant switching between perspectives and the "filler"-style of writing I got from the text. Some parts moved very slowly, and some parts moved very fast. I'm not sure I want to read the other books in the series even though this ended on a cliffhanger and pretty much none of the questions raised were answered.
Zach Zionts
This book is the third book in the vampirates series, but I have not read the two previous books. I think these books aren't all that compicated so you could jump to any in the series, but I would recommend reading them In order. This series is good for anyone who likes fantasy and aventure, and isn't looking for to challenging of a read. The book is about two twins. Connor and Grace. There Dad died in one of the previous books, but now they have began there own adventures. Connor is aboard a no ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Rawanaat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural
I began reading the vampirate series from the fifth book but it wasn't so hard to catch up on the story however there were a few things that i started to wonder about so I thought about reading it from the beginning. I loved the first book and the second too but I think that Blood Captain is my second favorite in the series, of course Empire of Night being my first. It cleared a lot of questions that I thought about and it showed a new side of some of the main characters, like Grace who usually ...more
Zack Zocchi
Jan 10, 2014 Zack Zocchi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the twins Connor and Grace went their separate ways in the world, nothing is really like it seems. Old friends are reunited and some new ones are made, but old enemies return also. Grace goes back to the Vampirate ship to help Lorcan heal his sight. They then travel to a place called Sanctuary which is his only hope at recovering his sight. Connor returns to The Diablo after the betrayal at Pirate Academy. Both twins are faced with tough trials and are constantly getting into bad situation ...more
Kim Dyer
This novel is the longest one in the series so far and it really did not benefit from this fact. The story was slow moving and took well over half of the novel to feel as though it was doing anything. The novel is also severely lacking in action. Although there are one or two fast-paced scenes, it is largely just 500+ pages of characters talking and so lacked the movement of earlier instalments.

I think Blood Captain should perhaps have focused on Grace's story a little more. The vampire Sanctuar
Zane Williams
Feb 04, 2016 Zane Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books! My favorite character is Connor, the pirate! And Lorcan is my favorite vampirate! I love them both! If I were in Vampirates I'd want to be a Buccaneer with Connor, Bart and Jes!
Emma Ruth
Nov 22, 2015 Emma Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No way! What even. I knew there was something big coming, and I half guessed it, but I never imagined that! This is huge! I need the next book. I need it now. My hunger for this series is growing rapidly.

I thoroughly enjoyed Blood Captain. There was never a moment of boredom, despite reflecting that some chapters seemed pointless, they were still entertaining to the max. It had been a while since I'd read the previous book, but that didn't hinder how exciting and enjoyable it was.

I didn't even
Nancy Farghaly
Amaaaazing! Though I think that the first and second books were way more eventful.
Chelli Olsen
Oct 23, 2016 Chelli Olsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book. It answered many questions I had and in an unexpected way. Can't wait to read the next book.
Li Yuan
Oct 19, 2016 Li Yuan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the story about vampire pirates was rather an interesting and creative story plot. However, I could only read this third book of this trilogy. Honestly, I like the story plot and the developments of the characters. It's rather interesting to have both protagonist under the surname of Tempest, subtly reminded me of Shakespearean's "The Tempest". Although the vampires do not the same cliche of Stoker's Dracula, I like to way the author end the story with a suspense for each volume. Well wr ...more
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Justin Somper is a bestselling UK author whose Vampirates books have been translated into over twenty languages. Justin trained in sword-fighting to help him write the fight scenes in the Vampirates series.
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