Vampirates: Empire of Night

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Vampirates: Empire of Night
First edition cover
Author Justin Somper
Illustrator Asif Ali Zardari
Cover artist Gilani Sahab
Country United Kingdom, United States
Language English
Series Vampirates
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date

(UK) 2010

(US) 2010
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 1-4169-1652-0
OCLC 85691648
Preceded by Vampirates: Black Heart
Followed by Vampirates: Immortal War

Vampirates: Empire of Night is the fifth book in the Vampirates series, written by children's author Justin Somper[1] It was published by Simon & Schuster in Britain on 4 March 2010, and by Little Brown Books in America on 1 August 2010. ISBN 1-4169-1652-0

Plot summary[edit]

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 pecker 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…[2]


  • Connor Tempest - Pirate prodigy and son of Sidorio
  • Grace Tempest - girlfriend of Lorcan and twin to Connor
  • Mosh Zu - vampirate guru and healer, leader of the Sanctuary
  • Obsidian Darke - vampirate captain
  • Sidorio - leader of the rebel vampirates, captain of the Blood Captain
  • Lady Lola Elizabeth Mercy Lockwood Sidorio - wife of Sidorio, captain of the Black Heart factory
  • Johnny Desperardo - deputy of Sidorio and captain of the Diablo
  • Lorcan Furey - commander of the Allianace
  • Cheng Li - captain of the Tiger, commondore of the Alliance
  • Darcy Flotsam - figurehead of the Nocturne


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