Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

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The pulse-pounding sequel to Department 19 - 'The best action horror story I have ever read' according to Bookzoneforboys!


Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill

Blockbusting sequel to Department 19, the biggest boy teen launch of 2011 - with over 25,000 copies sold in hardback and a devoted legion of Facebook fans. Amazing author Will Hill will be out on the road again in April to promote THE RISING, as well as maintaining a constant presence on Twitter.



Praise for Department 19:

'Bram Stoker can stop turning in his grave: his 21st-century legacy extends beyond Twilight.' - The Telegraph

'Enough weaponry to satisfy the most warlike of pre-teen boys and enough action on every page to qualify for a health warning' - Belfast News

'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 nonstop thrill ride right up to the cliffhanger ending. This cinematic adrenaline rush has the makings of a surefire hit.' Publishers Weekly

'Plenty of high-octane action, groovy specialized vampire-fighting equipment, buckets of gore, intriguing historical side trips and even a little romance!' Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Will Hill

Will Hill spends a lot of his time in California but he grew up around the North East of England, moving from Skegness to Gateshead to Tynemouth. The area is steeped in vampire mythology, irresistible to the young Will. He turned this fascination into a highly accomplished debut. Action hungry lovers of horror and adventure will love it.

Biography and author photo taken from the Department 19 website,

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704 pages


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

29th March 2012




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