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Book 4: Black Heart

 

A swaggering tale of excitement and adventure that thrills from the very first sentence.” Cressida Cowell

 

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.

 

UK edition published Spring 2021 

UCLan Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you ever read that book you wish you’d written? Vampirates is that book for me.” Eoin Colfer

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

 

 

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.

 

USA edition published 1 June 2010

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0316020885

ISBN-13: 978-0316020886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK HEART – USA READERS

 
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 Read what others think about Vampirates: Black Heart

 

 Black Heart was amazing (obviously).” Lika (Vampirates reader)

The stand-out part of BLACK HEART, is definitely Lady Lola Lockwood, a deliciously badder than bad baddie…. it ticks all the boxes. There’s action aplenty, interesting central characters, outrageously naughty villains and an ongoing family mystery. What more could they want?” Jill Murphy (The Book Bag)

Absolutely brilliant. Justin Somper just continues to get better.” Ryan Woods (reader review on www.waterstones.com)

I have only just got Black Heart but am reading it for the third time!!” Worraker (Vampirates reader)

What marks this book out from many a similar action tale is that the author chooses not to characterise all vampirates as monsters, but to explore what it’s actually like to have to wander the earth for eternity, in pursuit of new supplies of rhesus negative.” ‘Family book club: something to get your teeth into’ by Christopher Middleton (article on www.telegraph.co.uk)

This is a fast-paced adventure story with a few surprises along the way.” Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library (review on www.bn.com)

This is undeniably one of the best books I have ever read. With it’s witty comments, and spectacular twists and plot turns, it’s a definite entertainer.Tigerstarz (reader review on www.goodreads.com)

I loved it! Great twist in the story too. I can’t wait for the next one!deputyjamie (Vampirates reader)