The third and final of the Spacejackers trilogy, ‘The Pirate King’ is a very fitting ending for this series. It’s great to find something a little different in writing for children, and the combination of pirates and sci-fi works really well.
In this final book, Jake Cutler faces his final challenges. Can he find the father he barely remembers who is rumoured to be alive? Can he bring the independent worlds together to defeat the corrupt interstellar government? In a rush of action and adventure Huw ties up all the loose ends, giving a very satisfying finish to the series. There is an eclectic and colourful cast of characters, and the pacey writing keeps the reader gripped all the way through.
Huw is an ex-student of my school, and we all love his books. I’m looking forward to finding out what he has planned for his next one!