The Rising: A Department 19 Novel (Department Nineteen)
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“Enthralling. . . . From UV grenades to exploding stake bombs to a giant anti-vampire superweapon, the gadgets add a neat modern twist to the traditional stakings. Fans will devour the pages and thirst for the next volume.”—Kirkus
“Will keep teens who are undaunted by its 600 pages on the edge of their seats. Interweaving the stories of Jamie, Dracula, Frankenstein, and a mysterious man wandering the American desert, this book is closer to the elaborate works of Stephen King than many vampire novels marketed to teens.”—VOYA
Sixteen-year-old Jamie Carpenter's life was violently upended when he was brought into Department 19, a classified government agency of vampire hunters that was formed to deal with a little problem . . . known as Dracula.
But being the new recruit at the Department isn't all weapons training and covert missions. Jamie's own mother has been turned into a vampire—and now Jamie will stop at nothing to wreak revenge on her captors. Even if that means facing down Dracula himself.
The Rising is a fast, furious, can't-turn-away thrill ride that will suck readers in just like a video game. This riveting second book in the Department 19 series is packed with cutting-edge gadgets, international locales, and daredevil action that tumbles ferociously across the page—perfect for fans of Darren Shan and Anthony Horowitz.
we’ve made is staggering. But I also have to tell you, with equal honesty, that it could be years before we have a workable vaccine.” “Years?” said Jamie, his heart sinking in his chest. “It could be less,” said Talbot, forcing a smile that was clearly meant to be encouraging. “It could be a year, or even a matter of months. But we aren’t going to be able to cure your mother tomorrow, much as I’d like to.” “But we will be able to cure her?” Jamie could hear the desperate pleading in his voice
Two quick return beeps told him that they did, so he closed his eyes again while he waited for them to arrive, and was fast asleep in less than thirty seconds. He was roused from a deep, dreamless void by a distant thudding sound that grew louder and louder as he drifted awake. Cursing, Jamie hauled himself off his bed, crossed the room and opened the door. Standing in the corridor outside were Kate and Larissa. “What took you so long?” asked Larissa. “We were starting to worry.” “I fell
himself. You need a distraction. Jamie felt something press against his gloved hand, and looked round. Jack Williams was holding an ultraviolet light grenade, and was nodding pointedly at the aisle that ran the length of the theatre; it began less than two metres from where Jamie was standing. Jamie grinned behind his visor, then nodded. Jack stepped silently round Jamie, and slid sideways along the wall until he was facing down the aisle. The matt-black of his uniform made him invisible in the
He was physically exhausted but, as usual, his brain would not stop whirring. He was sure that somewhere out there was what he was looking for, something that would reinforce what he had been through; he just had to find it. He would get some sleep, and start again in the morning. He walked back up the stairs and into his bedroom. His computer monitor glowed in the dark, and he was about to reach over and turn it off when he saw an instant messenger box in the bottom right corner of the screen.
noises sounded, awfully near him. A pair of dull thuds shook the ground beneath him, and something foul and wet pattered down on his hands and the back of his neck, like a thick rain. Matt lifted his head. The two vampires were gone; where they had been were wide splashes of crimson, studded with lumps of steaming flesh. His gorge rose in his throat, and he gagged, clamping a hand across his mouth and looking away. “Matt Browning?” He rolled over on to his back, looked up and saw his