Vampirates: Black Heart by Justin Somper

Vampirates: Black Heart

Written by Justin Somper
Part of the Vampirates Series

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Another thrilling swashbuckling adventure as the young pirate prodigy Connor Tempest sets sail to see off the deadly Vampirates. Serving under the newly appointed pirate Captain Cheng Li, Conner joins the expedition to free the seas of the new ship of vampirates. And, while he’s away, his twin sister Grace takes a trip back into the past with their mother. As the twins’ stories unfold, it soon becomes clear that they have a daunting and uncertain future ahead of them.

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Vampirates: Black Heart by Justin Somper

There's a new ship of vampirates roaming the seas, leaving a trail of fear and devastation in its wake. When a high-profile pirate is slain, the Pirate Federation takes decisive action and begins training up a ship of dedicated vampire hunters. Amongst the dynamic crew is young pirate prodigy Connor Tempest.

Meanwhile, Connor's twin sister Grace enjoys a bittersweet reunion with their mother, Sally, who has some important and shocking news for her daughter. As Grace uncovers the truth about her family's past, she realises that she and Connor face a daunting and uncertain future.

About the Author

Justin Somper
Justin Somper was born and raised in St Albans in Hertfordshire. He graduated from Warwick University before going to work as a publicist for Puffin and Random House Children's Books. Eight years ago he set up Just So, a PR consultancy focussed on the children's and young adult book market and since then Justin has firmly established himself as one of the leading children's books publicists in the UK. Now living in North London, Justin combines his full-time time PR job with his newly forged career as the author of the Vampirates.

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416 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

2nd March 2009




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