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Blood Captain

(Vampirates #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,063 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Twins Connor and Grace Tempest are no strangers to adventure and mystery. Since being shipwrecked, each has discovered a new world of sea-faring friends and foes.
Unknown Binding, 544 pages
Published April 1st 2008 (first published January 1st 2006)
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Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Zane Williams
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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!
Wolf (Alpha)
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I like how Grace make the dangerous trip to the Sanctuary to save Lorcan. I like how she is show her own room, and how she makes sure that Sharie stays with her. I hate how they take the ribbons, and how it makes Sherrie attack Grace and hurt her. I like how Lorcan begins to regain his sight and how he will be fine. I hate how Oliver and Johnny betray Grace and join Sidorio. I like how Lorcan saves Grace from Johnny. I really enjoyed this book and would rate it 5 stars.
colleen the convivial curmudgeon

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 thing
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time putting this one down, honestly. The storyline definitely unfolds more, and once you've started reading it unfolds rather quickly.
The ending was unsatisfactory, because of the cliffhanger-esque ending. Very much ready to read the 4th book.

The one thing that really keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that the setting keeps getting lost to me.

We're supposed to be 500 years in the future, but it really feels like it's set in the 1700-1800's. Yes, there are nods here and there to
Zack Zocchi
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Ash Ebrahim
May 13, 2011 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 bec
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
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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.
Mar 28, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
a very poor book in my view
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Still yet another great book in the Vampirate series!
Dec 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is actually a pretty good book. You should read it!
Yusra Obeid
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This season was spectacular & rouse my curiosity after leaving a cliff hanger. I hate cliff hangers but the book is worth it.

- Spoiler alerts -

First of all, I've never expected Grace & Connor's mother to be the Vampirate captain of The Nocturne even though I expected their mother to be a vampire after Mosh Zu said that Grace is "half". It struck me to the first book, Demons of the Oceans, where Grace was one of the most intelligent student at school and Connor was
Brenda Osta
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This is probably the best out of the three i’ve read in this series - and I despise the second one - but i keep asking myself why i’m reading this lol.

I’m not the target audience for this.

I’m a grown ass woman.

There’s a lot that I don’t like.

I grumble and complain throughout 99% of this book.

So what bothers me? I’m not invested in Connor so anytime his chapters come up I immediately dread them. It’s boring. He’s boring. The series is called Vampirates, so why would I be concerned about the
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Somper, Justin Vampirates: Blood Captain. pg.569, Little Brown and Company. language-G, Sexual Content-G, Violence- PG.

On The Diablo, Connor struggles to overcome the fact that he has killed. Grace goes to "sanctuary" with Lorcan to help heal him. I was pulled into the book and was surprised when there wasn't a single swear word. There was some violence but not enough to turn me away. I would gladly read this book again and again.

MS, HS, ESSENTIAL. Student Reviewer: MP
Nykki Mills
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
We liked it. Not as much as the others this one seemed to go up and down, long intervals of meh, with random highlights of action. The ending was kind of a cop-out cliff hanger to me. My son was reeled in by the ending but we'll likely be taking a break from this series before finishing because really this book could have been even better in 1/2 the word count. I would rate it a 2* my son rated it a 4* since he doesn't have a Goodreads account we decided that a 3* was a solid middle ground for u ...more
I knew the end was going to be a cliffhanger but I was still disappointed about it.

This one proved to be page-turner for me. A lot of things happened, way more than I had expected, so I can barely remember most of the events. Still, it kept me reading until I got so sleepy I had to stop and turn in for the night. Now I may have to read what happens in the next book if I want to get some sleep tonight.
Daniel Hill
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought this book was a bit slower but it compensated by spending more time developing the characters. Grace going to the sanctuary to try to restore lorcan's eyesight was a nice touch. It showed that the characters had good relationships and were developed well.
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The vampirate series is really good and this is my fave book out of them all
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it although the ending left me wondering and very confused lol.
Li Yuan
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book Blood Captain has many attracting factors. First the characters have many traits that make them unique and different from every other character in the book
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!!this is a must read it is simply incredible
Tomas Reid
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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
Arkham Reviews
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
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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 vamp
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
Cheryl Landmark
Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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 g
Zach Zionts
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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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.

Other books in the series

Vampirates (7 books)
  • Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates, #1)
  • Dead Deep (Vampirates, #1.5)
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