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Tide of Terror

Written by Justin Somper

Part of the Vampirates Series

Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Pirates and vampires on the high seas – it’s action and adventure at its best.  Avid readers as well as more reluctant ones will devour it in a sitting, as will those who enjoyed the film series, Pirates of the Caribbean.


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This is a revamped new edition of the bestselling Vampirates series, with new exclusive content added!

First published in 2005, the Vampirates series became an instant bestseller. Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide, published in over 34 countries & translated into 24 languages.

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Tide of Terror Synopsis

Orphaned twins Grace and Connor Tempest might now be travelling on the same ship, but that doesn't make for plain sailing...

When a textbook pirate attack goes awry, Molucco Wrathe loses one of the most prized members of his crew. It's a wake-up call to Connor and Grace concerning the violence of life aboard a pirate ship. Cheng Li proffers a tantalizing invite for both twins to experience life at the elite Pirate Academy.

There, Connor soon finds his loyalties torn between maverick Captain Wrathe and the all-powerful Pirate Federation. Grace receives disturbing news from the Vampirate ship and plots a high jeopardy return. Meanwhile, renegade Vampirate Sidorio stalks the coast - watching and waiting to exact a terrible revenge.

Tide of Terror Press Reviews

“Totally original…I wish I’d had this idea.” Anthony Horowitz

“Justin Somper has brought new terrors to the blood-drenched seas – bravo!” Darren Shan

“A clever combination of two genres that could make it as popular as Pirates of the Caribbean.”   Amanda Craig, The Times

“Pirates, vampires and an inordinate amount of blood and gore… there is plenty here to entertain and it definitely stimulates wider questions about wellbeing, duty and conscience.”  Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781912979127
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912979127
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Justin Somper
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 312 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

About Justin Somper

Justin Somper is the award-winning author of eight novels for young people, all with a focus on high-octane fantasy adventure, driven by strong, complex characters. Justin’s Vampirates sequence comprises, to date, six main novels and has been published in 35 countries and 25 languages. The first title, Demons of the Ocean, has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and Ireland alone, whilst the sequence as a whole has sold over a million worldwide. World Book Day title Vampirates: Dead Deep debuted in the Top Ten Bestsellers list. The Ultimate Book Guide says, “Vampirates are the perfect adventure stories, rollicking, ...

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