Pirates of Darksea

Pirates of Darksea

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 14/03/2024
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Pirates of Darksea
I started this book as a Catherine Doyle fan and now I'm an even bigger one.
Max has an older brother, Christopher, who dreams of a pirate adventures. When the invitation comes to join the crew of the Stolen Sunset, which plies the ... READ MORE
Eilish from Rustington


From the award-winning author of The Storm Keeper's Island, set sail on Catherine Doyle's latest perilous adventure to the magical islands of Darksea. Deep in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, where the full moon rests on the horizon, lies a secret kingdom called Darksea.

Ruled by the Pirate King, Captain O’Malley, Darksea’s tranquil waters have, of late, been haunted by an invisible and deadly monster – a monster that is eating the once-beautiful islands in gigantic bites.

On the other side of the horizon, at his home in Galway, Max Reid and his family are battling a different monster. His big brother Christopher is in hospital and getting sicker – and his parents have begun to talk of miracles.

Then one night a loud, bright red parrot taps on Max’s bedroom window, carrying an invitation from the pirate king. Captain O’Malley needs a new crew member for a dangerous quest; and the reward is everything Max has been hoping for.

But in Darksea, not everyone is as they seem. When Captain O’Malley’s secret threatens to upend their mission and destroy Max’s chance to help his family, Max realises he's going to have to navigate much more than he bargained for…

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526655103
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Pirates of Darksea
A must for any class read to take children into the world of adventure and mayhem!!
Pirates of Darksea By Catherine Doyle Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Catherine Doyle brings us yet another fantastic magical adventure full ... READ MORE
Joanne Bardgett
Pirates of Darksea
Swashbuckling Hero
Who doesn't love Pirates?? The Pirates of Darksea by Catherine Doyle does not disappoint, with just enough 'arrrghs', shipmates, maps, and parrots to h... READ MORE
Pirates of Darksea
When your brother sneaks out one night and heads to the beach you have to follow, don't you? Especially when you find out he's going on an adventure with a... READ MORE
Pirates of Darksea
A brilliant adventure
A few years ago, I read the author’s debut title, The Storm Keeper’s Island, a book full of magic that was beautifully written and one I really loved and y... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
Pirates of Darksea
A swashbuckling tale!
Pirates of Darksea is a swashbuckling tale, full of perilous adventure and magical moments! Doyle knows how to weave a magical adventure that captivates th... READ MORE
Pirates of Darksea
Magic and Fun
What a cracking little book this is. Christopher hears a story about a Pirate Captain that visits his seaside town on a full moon and goes to the beach to ... READ MORE
Novel Luna