Kai Meyer is the author of many highly acclaimed and popular books for adults and young adults in his native Germany. Pirate Curse, the first book in the Wave Walkers trilogy, was praised by Booklist as a fast-paced fantasy featuring plenty of action and suspense. The Water Mirror, the first book in the Dark Reflections Trilogy, was named a School Library Journal Best Book, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, a Book Sense Children's Pick, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. It received starred reviews in both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. School Library Journal has called Meyer an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements. For more information please visit his website at www.kaimeyer.co
Gr 6-9-This trilogy concludes as Jolly, Griffin, Munk, and other pirate friends battle one last time to save their lives and world from the evil Maelstrom. As Jolly and Munk make their way underwater to find the center of it, they find strange allies along the way and meet another mysterious polliwog named Aina. Meanwhile, Princess Soledad almost dies but is saved by a serpent goddess. Jolly's love interest, Griffin, leaves the belly of Jasconius (a huge whale) to fight the king of the kobalins. Meyer has done a great job of creating a cast of intriguing and interesting people, creatures, and environment in these action-packed adventures. Pirate Wars will have the most appeal to readers who enjoyed Pirate Curse (2006) and Pirate Emperor (2007, both S & S).-Shannon Seglin, Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, VA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.