Empire of the Night
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...
Justin Somper has been writing stories and scripts for as long as he can remember. He worked in the editorial and marketing departments of various UK children's publishers before establishing his own children's creative consultancy, where his clients include the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and a number of major UK publishers. Justin took swordfighting classes to help him write the fight scenes in Vampirates.
Vampirates consists of six primary works, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.