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5.0 out of 5 stars Good sequel to original novel, must-read for fantasy/horror fans due to thrilling pace and original exciting story..., 13 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Rising (Department Nineteen) (Paperback)
"The Rising: Department Nineteen" by Will Hill is second book in his series that introduce readers to secret British department responsible for solving supernatural cases.

In first part readers met Jamie Carpenter who was recruited by this unusual secret department, called Department 19, to take care of the supernatural creatures and events.
This department was established more than 100 years ago by Van Helsing and the other survivors from the group that haunted Dracula, and all these years they take care of vampires.

Jamie went through training to become soldier of that unusual department and started fighting against vampires...

In second installment Jamie Carpenter is completely different man than what he was at the beginning of the first book, becoming a seasoned soldier.
Due to his success in destroying the vampire Alexandru Rusmanov, he will be awarded in a way that he would be assigned to lead his own team of Blacklighters hunting vampires.
He will need to bring them in alive for the secret Lazarus project and eventually be recruited into the unit responsible for the elimination of the lately resurrected Count Dracula....

Still "Department Nineteen" is work with one of the most original premise, combining horror, thriller, SF and teen romance genres in a fun mix for readers of all ages.

As its prequel, the book's full of action, violence, gore and some teenage romance. And as I wrote in review for first part, although its plot sounds strange even weird, it brought some fresh air into the fantasy/fiction/horror genres combining famous motives with thrilling action that resulted in a fun and exciting book, not another teen soft horror title.

Also, the author's writing style has been improved compared to previous installment, so now he has no problem in connecting multiple stories into one coherent.

Additionally, the author introduced some new characters like Angela Darcy, Shaun Turner, Jack Williams and Matt Browning, that will play an important role in the unfolding drama, and most important, reader will be able to meet ultimate bad guy Count Dracula.

Due to all above-mentioned, "The Rising: Department Nineteen" is a good sequel to original novel, making it must-read for fantasy/horror fans, especially if you are of teen age.
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The Rising (Department Nineteen) by Will Hill (Paperback - 25 July 2013)
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