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Vampirates by Justin Somper

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Demons of the Ocean

(Book 1)

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

Justin Somper's bestselling Vampirates series was completely new to me before I dived into reading Demons of the Ocean. First published in 2005, the six book series went on to sell over a million copies worldwide and was translated into 24 different languages. And now, over 15 year since book one first hit our shelves, UCLan have re-released the series with gorgeously gothic revamped covers and exclusive new content for a whole new generation of readers and fans.

Highly original and intensely captivating, Demons of the Ocean is a sensational high seas fantasy adventure, deeply entangled in dark, slow-burning romance and impressive sword-fighting action that not even Jack Sparrow could keep up with.

Driven by a cast of beautifully complex characters and some seriously fierce heroines, Vampirates puts a clever twist on the two firm favourite genres - vampires and pirates - to craft a vivid narrative that's dripping in pirate history and vampire myth.

For me, the covers did give off more a YA vibe so I was pleasantly surprised to find that the books are aimed at a slightly younger tween audience of around 10/11+, perfect for readers wanting to sink their teeth into lengthy, addictive series.

I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the Vampirate blog tour and even more thrilled to pass the reins onto Justin Somper himself as he shares some of the amazing and fascinating facts he learned about pirates while writing the Vampirates series. And be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour content too!

5 Things To Know About Pirates




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