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Book/Author’s Spotlight: The Jupiter Pirates Book 1 & 2


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About the Book: The Jupiter Pirates. Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry

Treasure Island meets Battlestar Galactica in book one of the swashbuckling sci-fi adventure series SLJ called “space opera in the classic style” in a starred review, from New York Times bestselling author Jason Fry.

The relationship between Tycho Hashoone, his twin sister, Yana, and their older brother, Carlo, isn’t your average sibling rivalry. They might be crew members together aboard the Shadow Comet, but only one of them can be the next ship captain. So when the Hashoones find themselves in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy—one that will pit them against space pirates, Earth diplomats, and even treachery from within the family—each sibling is desperate to prove his or her worth. The only trouble is, if they don’t work together, none of them may make it out alive.

Perfect for fans of fantasy adventures like Ranger’s Apprentice and such space-age epics as Star Wars, The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra is a wholly original saga about a galaxy on the brink of war and one unforgettable family caught in the cross fire.

Don’t miss the action-packed sequel, Curse of the Iris.

 

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When you’re a privateer, running a starship is a family business. For Tycho Hashoone, his twin sister, Yana, and their older brother, Carlo, the family business is far from easy.

For starters, they have to make a living however they can, all while dodging pirates and Earth’s dreaded warships. Then they have to please the Jovian Union, an alliance of moons that provides the Hashoones their letter of marque against Earth’s merchant fleet. But hardest of all, the siblings have to impress their mother, Captain Diocletia Hashoone, who keeps a log of how they perform on every test, simulation, and mission aboard their family starship, the Shadow Comet. Because while the three siblings might be crewers together, only one of them will be chosen as the Comet‘s next captain.

Talk about sibling rivalry!

Part high-seas adventure, part space-age epic, the Jupiter Pirates is an unforgettable saga about a solar system on the brink of war and one family caught in the middle of it. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062230201/the-jupiter-pirates-hunt-for-the-hydra

  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 16.99 USD

  • Ages: 8 to 12

 

Reviews from Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18090071-hunt-for-the-hydra

 

 

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About the Book: Curse of the IRIS

Treasure Island meets Battlestar Galactica in Book 2 of the swashbuckling sci-fi adventure series SLJ called “space opera in the classic style” in a starred review, from New York Times bestselling author Jason Fry.

It’s been a tough year for Tycho Hashoone and his family. Hostilities between the Jovian Union and Earth have reached a boiling point. The privateering business hasn’t exactly been booming. And the ongoing contest for the captain’s seat of the Shadow Comet has the three Hashoone siblings perpetually on edge. Then the Hashoones intercept a ship–one with a long-dead crew, its final mission a warning to all who seek their fortunes in space. The Hashoones don’t have time for ill omens; they need a payday. Following clues from the mysterious ship, they embark on a hunt for the long-lost treasure of the Iris–a treasure that Tycho’s own great-grandfather Johannes had a hand in hiding. But in his quest for the Iris cache, Tycho is going to dig up much more than he bargained for. Because like old pirate treasure, family secrets never stay buried for long.

Filled with action, intrigue, and one unforgettable family, The Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris takes readers across the depths of space and brings the Jupiter Pirates saga to new heights. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062230232/the-jupiter-pirates-2-curse-of-the-iris

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20783262-curse-of-the-iris

  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: 16.99 USD

  • Ages: 8 to 12

 

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About the Author: I am the author of The Jupiter Pirates series published by HarperCollins — visit the official site at http://jupiterpirates.com.

In addition to Jupiter Pirates, I’ve written or co-written more than 30 novels and short stories set in the Star Wars galaxy, including The Essential Atlas, The Essential Guide to Warfare, The Weapon of a Jedi, and the Servants of the Empire quartet.

I spent more than 12 years at The Wall Street Journal Online, where I wrote or co-wrote the Real Time and Daily Fix columns. My non-fiction work has appeared on ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Poynter.org, Deadspin and Baseball Prospectus. I blog about the New York Mets at Faith and Fear in Flushing and live in Brooklyn with my wife and son.

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December 24, 2015 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. What a wonderful book for middle graders who enjoy adventure. I like the combination of the science and adventure themes.

    Comment by Maryann | December 31, 2015 | Reply


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