The Jupiter Pirates
I’m the author of The Jupiter Pirates space-fantasy saga for young adults, published by HarperCollins. The first book, The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra, appeared in December 2013; the second, Curse of the Iris, hits bookstores in December 2014. The third novel, The Rise of Earth, is on the way … with more to come.
The Jupiter Pirates is part high-seas adventure and part space-age epic — a saga about a solar system on the brink of war and one family caught in the middle of it. It’s technically a middle-grade book (for ages 8 to 12) but I promise older readers will like it too.
Here’s the elevator pitch:
When you’re a privateer, running a starship is a family business. And 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. 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.