Tale of the Thunderbolt (Vampire Earth Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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As the Resistance attempts to overthrow their vampiric alien masters, elite Cat force member David Valentine embarks on a terrifying journey in search of a long-lost weapon that will guarantee their victory-and the end of the Kurian Order's domination of Earth.
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Tale of the Thunderbolt (Vampire Earth Series #3)

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Overview

As the Resistance attempts to overthrow their vampiric alien masters, elite Cat force member David Valentine embarks on a terrifying journey in search of a long-lost weapon that will guarantee their victory-and the end of the Kurian Order's domination of Earth.
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E. E. Knight's Tale of the Thunderbolt, the third book of his Vampire Earth saga (Way of the Wolf and Choice of the Cat), continues one of the coolest post-apocalyptic series to come along in years. An amalgam of military science fiction, Lovecraftian horror, and dark fantasy, the saga chronicles the adventures of special-ops soldier David Valentine as he battles the alien Kurian overlords and their Reaper minions that have taken over Earth and begun harvesting human lifeblood.

Valentine's latest mission is his most dangerous -- and crucial -- assignment yet. Posing as a coastal marine, Valentine must hijack a gunboat headed to Jamaica, redirect it to Haiti, and meet up with another operative who allegedly knows the whereabouts of a weapon that could potentially defeat the nightmarish Reapers and their Kurian puppet masters. Valentine uncovers vital information about the alien enemies on his journey to the Caribbean; but perhaps his most important discovery comes in the form of a beautiful resistant fighter named Malia….

Fans of popular series that mix military science with alien contact -- like Harry Turtledove's Worldwar novels and John Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata saga -- should make it a point to check out Knight's addictively entertaining Vampire Earth. With this installment, Knight is just beginning to delve into all of the amazing and fantastical surprises that his alien-altered Earth has to offer. Paul Goat Allen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440625732
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Series: Vampire Earth, #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 123,205
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

E.E. Knight graduated from Northern Illinois University with a double major in history and political science, then made his way through a number of jobs that related to neither.

 


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    Posted July 29, 2013

    Ceremony Room

    For Ceremonys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    Very good

    A fast paced book. I completely love it. I cant wait to get the fith one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    Great Read!

    I've really enjoyed this series - very highly recommend to anyone who enjoys sci-fi. Looking forward to reading #4!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    Absolutely Brilliant!

    Awesome! that is the only word that describes The Tale Of The Thunderbolt. from the very beginning, you are drawn into the deeply descriptive world that Knight puts forth. his descriptions and setting are the most masterful piece of work that i have read in a long time.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fantastic sci-fi

    By 2070, almost five decades of the Kurian Order has occurred since the vampiric alien Kur from the Interworld Tree and their minion (Avatars and Reapers) turned the earth and its human population into a global harvest. Reapers feed on human essences that are sent back to the Kur puppet-masters. Most human resistance has failed with harsh repercussions. Some humans, assisted by the Lifeweavers, who once lost a war against the Kur, have proven to be more successful in fighting the Kur......................... Especially successful has been David Valentine of the Cat spy force, who some might say is more animal than human. While in watery New Orleans, David learns of a weapon with the potential to defeat the invincible Reapers. He poses as an enemy sailor on the gunboat Valentine with a longshot plan to hijack the vessel and take it to Haiti where he hopes to obtain more information on the whereabouts of this savior weapon somewhere in the Caribbean. Reapers and Avatars are ready to kill him. Earth¿s savior becomes a bit distracted when he meets the beautiful Mali......................... Three years have passed since the events that make up the CHOICE OF THE CAT, but conditions of the inhabitants being used for human fodder have not gotten better. The Resistance in some ways is stronger, but psychologically the warriors have become weaker as the cause seems increasingly futile. That is the underlying key to TALE OF THE THUNDERBOLT, as the hero understands the importance of the weapon. Though reading the fine previous novels would provide increased understanding, E.E. Knight insures this tale stands alone as the sense of dreaded failure hangs over David, Malia, and their associates while the ¿Vampire Earth¿ becomes more in focus to the audience........................... Harriet Klausner

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