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Blood Captain

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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This is a fast-paced, blood-curdling read with short chapters perfect for fans of 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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Blood Captain Synopsis

Grace journeys with Lorcan Furey to Sanctuary, the mountaintop retreat run by Mosh Zu Kamal, which offers healing for troubled Vampirates. At Sanctuary, Grace discovers amazing new powers but falls prey to fresh dangers and temptations - including charismatic Vaquero Vampirate Johnny Desperado.

Back on The Diablo, Connor is caught up in plans for a daring heist, devised by pirate brothers Molucco and Barbarro Wrathe. Connor is assigned the role of protector of Molucco's wayward nephew, Moonshine Wrathe. Moonshine proves a loose cannon and Connor is forced to commit an act of violence, which shocks him to his core.

Meanwhile, newly sired Vampirate Stukeley finds himself wrestling between the life he has left behind and the dark realm opening up before him.

Blood Captain 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: 9781912979134
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: UCLan Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912979134
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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