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Department 19: Zero Hour by Will Hill

Department 19: Zero Hour

Part of the Department 19 Series
NewGen - YA Fiction   
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Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book four in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill, that captivates teens. Page-turning action combines with compelling characters, intriguing historical events, modern day warfare and full on adrenaline!

The series so far...

Department 19

The Rising

Battle Lines

Zero Hour

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A small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in thiis series, Department 19. Here's a taster....'Full of thrills, danger, action and romance Department 19 is an exciting book that will hold most readers captivated..'.... Scroll down to read more reviews...

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Department 19: Zero Hour by Will Hill

As Dracula continues his rise, the men and women of Department 19 wait for good news. But hope is in short supply - the country is beginning to fall apart as the public comes to terms with the horror in their midst; a cure for vampirism remains years, even decades away; and their supposed ally Valentin Rusmanov has not been heard from in weeks. Jamie Carpenter and his friends are working hard to keep the forces of evil at bay, but it is beginning to feel like a lost cause...Until familiar faces from the past bring news that could turn the tide. News that takes Matt Browning to America on a desperate search for a miracle, and sends Jamie and Larissa Kinley into the darkest corners of eastern Europe, where something old and impossibly powerful waits for them. Something that could stop Dracula for good. But the clock is ticking. Night is falling. And Zero Hour is almost here...


Praise for the Department 19 Series:

High action, original and gripping - The Sun

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

Absolutely outstanding... - The Book Bag

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

About the Author

Will Hill

Will Hill grew up in the north-east of England and worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing, before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim, garnering Will, and the series, a huge fan base. Will now lives in east London with his girlfriend.

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Publication date

1st January 2015


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


704 pages
Interest Age: From 13 years


Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)



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