ARGH! Finally! Will Hill, author of the fantastically bloody and action-packed Department 19 and Department 19: The Rising, has, just moments ago, released the title of the anticipated third book in the series along with it's cover art! It's been revealed as Department 19: Battle Lines and it looks like this!!!!!
I for one am freaking out over here. So freaking excited! How amazing does that look?! :D I love that it's in the same vein as the previous two but still looks so different! I adored the first two books so am dying to know what happens next as the clock ticks ever closer to Zero Hour. Here is the official synopsis, courtesy of HarperCollins listing for the book on their website:
Dracula is on the verge of coming into his full power. Department 19 is on the back foot. Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to war. The stakes? Mankind’s very survival…
As the clock ticks remorselessly towards Zero Hour and the return of Dracula, the devastated remnants of Department 19 try to hold back the rising darkness.
Jamie Carpenter is training new recruits, trying to prepare them for a fight that appears increasingly futile. Kate Randall is pouring her grief into trying to plug the Department's final leaks, as Matt Browning races against time to find a cure for vampirism. And on the other side of the world, Larissa Kinley has found a place she feels at home, yet where she makes a startling discovery.
Uneasy truces are struck, new dangers emerge on all sides, and relationships are pushed to breaking point. And in the midst of it all, Department 19 faces a new and potentially deadly threat, born out of one of the darkest moments of its own long and bloody history
Simply incredible! So excited!
Zero Hour is coming. And the Battle Lines have been drawn.
Department 19: Battle Lines is published on 28th March 2013!