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Underworld: Blood Enemy
     

Underworld: Blood Enemy

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by Greg Cox, Len Wiseman (Created by), Kevin Grevioux (Created by)
 

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BEFORE UNDERWORLD, THE WAR RAGED ON....
For untold centuries, a secret conflict has been waged between two immortal rivals:
The vampires — ageless aristocrats with a sensual appetite for blood and luxury. Among their ranks are the Death Dealers,an elite corps of the undead sworn to the destruction of their ancestral enemies....

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BEFORE UNDERWORLD, THE WAR RAGED ON....
For untold centuries, a secret conflict has been waged between two immortal rivals:
The vampires — ageless aristocrats with a sensual appetite for blood and luxury. Among their ranks are the Death Dealers,an elite corps of the undead sworn to the destruction of their ancestral enemies....
The werewolves — feral warriors capable of transforming into hellish beasts of unearthly power and ferocity. Once the faithful servants of the vampires, the savage lycans now fight toothand claw against their former masters.
Throughout history, the clandestine war has been fought in the shadows of the mortal world. And the seeds of this destructive conflict were sown long ago, when a courageous lycan daredto lose his heart to a beautiful vampire princess.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743480727
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Underworld Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels and short stories. He has also written the official movie novelizations of Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, and the first three Underworld movies, as well as books and stories based on such popular series as Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Farscape, The 4400, Leverage, The Green Hornet, The Phantom, Roswell, Star Trek, Terminator, Warehouse 13, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Zorro. He has received two Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Visit him at GregCox-Author.com.

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
LadyKath More than 1 year ago
Blood Enemy was published as an original novel after the release of the first Underworld movie, and is based upon Lucian's flashbacks to Sonja's death and the beginning of the war. Basically, it's the story that became Rise of the Lycans. It was very interesting to read such a different interpretation of the story and characters. Sonja is portrayed as more of a fairy tale princess, and the story has a Beauty and the Beast tone. I think the filmmakers ultimately made stronger story and character choices for Rise of the Lycans, but this is a good read for fans of the series.
Humberto42 More than 1 year ago
Better than the movie , tells the story of how one of the Immortal twins ( William ) became the first Werewolf, and how the first Lycan (Lucian) came to be the most terrible enemy of the Vampire race.
Candelize More than 1 year ago
The book really filled in the gaps that were left in the movie. Full of all the blood and gore that we like, Cox continues to write the enthralling story with heart.
NFormby More than 1 year ago
I think the previous story lines were better... but this was still a good read.
metfan More than 1 year ago
This is the story of how "Underworld"'s war between the vampires and lycans began.Like the movie,it's just as good as the first two stories.
Cox has done a terrific job of adapting the movie into a novel.This is
a well-written,entertaining book with great characters,a solid story that
works up a good deal of suspense,and excellent action sequences.Men,
"Underworld" fans,action lovers,and horror freaks will all enjoy this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Immediately prior to the film release of the sequel, Underworld: Evolution, I sought out this book and began reading it, thinking that some of the early flashbacks sequences to appear in that film would be the backstory presented here. Sadly, I was extremely disappointed with the film, but this book made up for it! Using the details provided by the creators of Underworld, Greg Cox was able to capture and give life to characters that lived both inside and outside of the film, offering a backstory that breathes new life into the original from 2003. As a book lover and a holder of a degree in English Literature, I was deeply impressed and moved by this novel and Cox's ability to transport the reader into the narrative. I haven't read his version of the films yet, but if a third comes along, I may be picking up a copy to prepare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i've ever read! I saw it and thought that the movie was pretty good so I'd try this book out. I can't put it down! I stay up until 12:00 P.M. just to read it. I'm still reading it, but this is one of the first books ever for me to actually want to continue reading since I dont find many books that I like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. it answered all my burning questions about what the movie left open. i am a total fan of the writer and love vampires and werewolves. i would've loved to see this book in the movies, the next two are some of the best vampire and werewolf movies i've seen i quite a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, moody, and full of blood, fire, and beauty, Underworld Blood Enemy is the prequel for the first Underworld film. Written by Greg Cox, who also wrote the novelization for the film, it provides a sense of beginning the story that some people felt was lacking in Underworld itself. With a slight subplot that takes place in modern times, the novel focuses on more than 800 years past, relating the ill-fated love story of Lucian and Sonja. It provides rich, lavish detail, so much so that when you re-watch Underworld and see Sonja¿s fate on screen, your heart breaks with Lucian¿s. Other characters- Kraven, Soren, Viktor, and Marcus- are given form, fleshed out so much more than they had time for in the movie. I love the characterization and back-story, but the only down side is that Cox¿s dialogue is often overdone. One of my favorites is ¿Never underestimate a lycan in love!¿ Yes, he uses an exclamation point. That is my other complaint. The author uses far to many exclamation points, usually with character¿s thoughts so they seem even more out of place. A nit-picking detail, but it breaks up the flow of the story. Over all, I think every die hard Underworld fan should read this book to understand the film better, and I think most people that like vampire/werewolf mythos will find this book quite enjoyable. Recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Blood Enemy' was very good; I picked it up right after seeing the film 'Underworld'. The main character is not Selene, but instead the lycan Lucien, and it is the story of his love affair with Lady Sonja. Although both the film and the book outright say that Selene is in many ways like Sonja, Sonja is much more quick to showing her emotions than Selene. This is her only failing as a character. She's constantly crying. Other than this, however, the book was excellent, flashing foward and backwards in time, between the points-of-view of Selene and Lucien, and even more minor characters like Kraven and Viktor. Although not a necessary read in the storyline, it creates interesting parallels between the relationships of Selene and Michael (who never makes an appearnece, as the modern parts of the story take place about six months before the films events) and Lucien and Sonja. it also helps to create a sense of time in terms of actual years. Finally, the book finally gives an example of how exactly the lycans would defend the vampyres from the outside world during the daylight hours.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good and I would suggest it to anyone that took vauge interest in the movie. It answered many if not all the questions that the other book left. Keep in mind that there were subtle differences between the Underworld book and the movie. The prequel answers the questions to the book but leaves a few inconsistancies with the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thought the book was great. It answer a lot of questions about the characters past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was ok, it's confusing why in the movie they can drink vamp blood and in book, they can't
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the movie and the book was just as good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the book was better than the movie since the history and plot is explained better. Although, I think the author should have writen sequels about future characters. Otherwise this is a very good.
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Im taylor...but as marcus:none
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
over all this is the best book I've read by this author. its a great read and i highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Underworld is an amazing creation between Lycans and Vampyres. I have never read any of the books, maybe because the movies are a bit more entertaining and gory. Underworld Awakining is badass and i feel like I spelled awakining wrong but yea. It has a great story line. So read and watch i guess.
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Awesome book! I just seen Underworld Awakening and it was amazing!!! I cant wait for the next movie!!!!!
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