In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised – and they're not wooden anymore.
"My master is the second oldest vampire in the world," she said. "He's more powerful than you can imagine."
"Like how powerful?"
"Like a God. Like that powerful."
"I don't believe in God."
She smiled at him again, and this time Jamie saw the white fangs below her upper lip, and he shivered.
"You should," she said. "You really should."
When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency.
Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against…
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Jamie Carpenter's father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous creature named Frankenstein. Now Jamie is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing. . . . Department Nineteen takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond - from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it's packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.Review:
“Bram Stoker can stop turning in his grave: his 21st-century legacy extends beyond Twilight.” – The Telegraph
“Injects some blood and thunder back into the vamp mythos…this is a lively set-up to what looks to be a fun and blood-soaked YA thrill ride” – SFX Magazine
“Hill hits the ground running in this explosive debut, an action thriller inspired by a genre classic… this is a non-stop thrill ride right up to the cliff-hanger ending. This cinematic adrenaline rush has the makings of a sure-fire hit.” Publishers Weekly
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Book Condition: New. N/A. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74013153