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The book's basic premise is of the Caribbean and pirates, which clearly benefits from the recent and huge popularity of The Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Despite this reliance on the current pirate fever, the author delivers a novel that adds creative and clever tweaks to the genre. The two main characters, Jolly and Munk (both 14 years), are...more
Kai Meyer has a lot of imagination and many great ideas to populate his fantasy worlds. Unfortunately his story-telling doesn't work well for me and just doesn't manage to evoke any feeling of “suspense” or “dread” or “mystery”, or even “fascination”.
I just can't help but find the writing emotionally distant. A character dies, and I feel nothing. It's hard to describe, but I feel more like being told a story than experiencing the story toget...more
Enter the realm of cut-throats and bandits, dashing corsairs and devilish emperors - the Pirates.
Jolly was raised by a pirate and she considers herself one of them to her core, but when the pirate she calls captain is betrayed - what can she do. . . .? She runs for her life, right into the middle of adventure.
Munk is a smart boy who has been isolated from civilization for his entire...more
I probably would have loved this book had I discovered it when I was 12 (or so). As things are, it is very detailed with historical facts (loads better than some adult books even!) and had enough fun fantasy elements to stretch my imagination. As a teenager I would have adored this.
The two protagonists are fourteen years old. One is a pirate who lost all her shipmates in a tragic accident...more
It was a nice, solid story. How much better can it get?? I mean, there were pirates, people walking on water, "oracles", and even monsters!! I wanted to give the book 4 stars but there were some problems that bothered me.
One problem was that I didn't feel connected to the characters. Even when Munk's parents were dying, I didn't feel anything at all. I felt no sympathy or anything for him. If I felt more connected to Munk, I probably would have felt...more
This novel has adventure, romance , mystery and monst...more
The city of Aelenium is described so beautifully, I wish I could visit it for myself.
As for names I like most of them, but some were badly chosen in my opinion, most of all "Munk" - what the hell?
I didn't mind the...more
I've been reading a book named Pirate Curse, I think it is a good book. A very complicated book, because parts of the book have lots of descriptions and the vocabulary used is difficult, but yet a good book.
I really like the action parts, the cliff hangers, the characters, it was really interesting. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book!
Kai Meyer was born in 1969 in northern Germany. He began college at the University of Bochum, Germany, where he studied film, theatre, and philosophy. After a year, he dropped out t...more