The Jupiter Pirates (Hardcover)
Hunt for the Hydra
HarperCollins, 9780062230201, 256pp.
Publication Date: December 23, 2013
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.
About the Author
Jason Fry is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide and more than twenty other books. Besides space pirates, he writes about baseball, music, travel, and anything else that strikes his fancy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son.
Praise For The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra…
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“Mixes old-fashioned swashbuckling with laser cannons and politics, resulting in an exciting read with a dash of intrigue--think Star Wars meets Treasure Island.”
“Fry loads up his supporting cast with colorful characters and his nonstop yarn with hot action. As Tycho’s cyborg grandpa puts it: ‘Arrr.’”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Danger and political intrigue blend with wholesome family dynamics, making for an entertaining space adventure.”
— Publishers Weekly