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




The year is 2512. The oceans have risen. A new dawn of piracy has begun.

Following the sudden death of their father, teenage twins Grace and Connor Tempest hastily depart the suffocating small town of Crescent Moon Bay in their dad’s old sailing boat. Caught in a vicious storm, they are shipwrecked and separated in the cold, cruel ocean.

Connor is saved by Cheng Li, Deputy Captain of The Diablo – the notorious pirate ship, captained by flamboyant rule-breaker and pirate royalty, Molucco Wrathe.

Grace, meanwhile, is taken by handsome Midshipman Lorcan Furey, onto a mysterious ship with no name, a blood-red deck and an enigmatic, seemingly absent, Captain.

In a world of danger and secrets, will the twins ever be reunited?


UK edition published 5 March 2020 

UCLan Publishing

ISBN-10: 191297911X

ISBN-13: 978-1912979110

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




Orphaned teenage 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.


UK edition published 5 March 2020 

UCLan Publishing

ISBN-10: 1912979128

ISBN-13: 978-1912979127

Find out more about Tide of Terror




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




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.


UK edition published 5 March 2020 

UCLan Publishing

ISBN-10: 1912979136

ISBN-13: 978-1912979134

Find out more about Blood Captain





An intriguing mix of piracy and vampirism . . . bravo!” Darren Shan




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



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Empire of Night is a real treat for Vampirates fans and a great way into the series for anyone interested in horror, adventure or good old-fashioned gore.Daniel Hahn (The Ultimate Book Guide)




Sidorio, fuelled by grief and revenge, is intent on becoming King of the Vampirates and building a new empire to bring terror to the oceans.

He faces growing opposition from both the Pirate Federation , including Vampirate Assassin Cheng Li, and the Nocturnals – the more benign vampirate realm – led by Mosh Zu and Lorcan Furey. Both the pirates and the Nocturnals are forced to raise their game in response to the new and urgent threat from Sidorio and the renegade Vampirates.

Twins Grace and Connor Tempest, still ricocheting from the recent discovery of their true parenthood and its explosive implications, are thrust deep into the heart of the conflict.

Old foes and allies are thrown together in unexpected ways and, as the stakes rise higher than ever before, Grace and Connor find their alliances shifting in ways no-one could ever have possibly foreseen . . .


UK edition published Spring 2021 

UCLan Publishing



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A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals in alliance against the renegade Vampirates , led by Sidorio and Lola. Nothing will stop either one from making their presence dangerously known in battle.

Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play in the war – he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded.

As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.
UK edition published Spring 2021 

UCLan Publishing



Find out more about Immortal War