Valentine's Exile (Vampire Earth Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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David Valentine is revered as a hero for his part in fighting to regain Earth's freedom. When a former Quisling traitor is badly wounded, he asks Valentine to find his wife, who has vanished into the darkness of the Kurian Order. With the help of old friends and new allies, Valentine traces her to a mysterious, heavily guarded compound in Ohio. And what Valentine finds within...
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Valentine's Exile (Vampire Earth Series #5)

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Overview

David Valentine is revered as a hero for his part in fighting to regain Earth's freedom. When a former Quisling traitor is badly wounded, he asks Valentine to find his wife, who has vanished into the darkness of the Kurian Order. With the help of old friends and new allies, Valentine traces her to a mysterious, heavily guarded compound in Ohio. And what Valentine finds within will shake his sanity to its very core.


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E. E. Knight has officially hit the Big Time. Valentine's Exile, the fifth volume of his post-apocalyptic Vampire Earth saga, is not only his first novel to be released in hardcover, it's easily his best work to date!

Just when freedom fighter David Valentine -- a living legend in humanity's ongoing war against the vampiric alien invaders known as the Kur -- thinks he has a little (well-deserved!) downtime, he's set up by a bitter superior on charges of murder and is forced to become a fugitive. On the run, Valentine vows to find a friend's wife, who was captured by the Kur months earlier. His search leads him to Ohio, where he comes across a heavily guarded compound -- and what he uncovers inside will turn his world upside down…

Unlike most lengthy science fiction series, Knight's Vampire Earth saga just keep getting better and better. After five incredibly creative and wildly addictive novels, Knight not only has a firm grasp on his super-complex future Earth -- the extensive history of the alien invaders, their mysterious hierarchical society, the layout of the world in the latter 21st century, and the few remaining human freeholds, etc. -- his narrative confidence and panache are second to none. And heading into the sixth novel, when many sagas are gasping for breath and desperately rehashing old plotlines, Knight has barely skimmed the surface of this truly epic tale, which mixes Lovecraftian horror and military science fiction with post-apocalyptic fiction à la Stephen King's The Stand -- and the jaw-dropping bombshell that Knight sets off on the last pages of Valentine's Exile will not only shock readers to their core but have them salivating for the next installment. There's no other way to say it: Knight's Vampire Earth saga kicks serious butt. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
Knight's fifth novel in his Vampire Earth series, the first in hardcover, has lost none of the compelling pulp-adventure flavor of its mass market predecessors (Valentine's Rising, etc.). Postapocalyptic Earth has been occupied for 50 years by alien Kurian invaders, who use their blood-drinking Reaper avatars to keep what's left of humanity in line. The Texas Republic and Ozark Free Territories have recently made some headway against the Kurians, and heroic resistance leader David Valentine continues his fight to save Earth by kicking Kurian tentacles whenever possible. Complications arise when Valentine tries to find out what happened to a wounded comrade's ex-wife, then is arrested on trumped up torture and murder charges connected with his handling of some prisoners. The sympathetic hero, fast-paced action and an intricately detailed milieu set in various well-imagined regions of 21st-century North America make for an entertaining read. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The year is 2072 and the vampiric alien race known as the Kurians, who draw their sustenance from their human "herds," control the Earth. In the former United States, the Texas Republic and Ozark Free Territory have risen in rebellion, assisted by freedom fighters like David Valentine. Asked by fellow resistance member William Post to locate his wife, now missing in Kurian territory, Valentine takes his battle into the heart of the enemy. The latest addition to Knight's (Valentine's Rising) popular alternate earth series-also the first hardcover-maintains the high quality of its predecessors, combining fast-paced action/adventure with the ever popular vampiric threat. Suitable for libraries owning the series' other titles. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440639166
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/3/2007
  • Series: Vampire Earth Series , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 112,144
  • File size: 365 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 April 23, 2013

    Well thoutht out

    Valentine is a person who is not afraid to take matters into his own hands.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    A Darker story

    E.E. Knight's latest is a different mood. The story is darker than the ones before but is still interesting. In this installment of his Vampire Earth series, we find a much stranger story. It is NOT your typical vampire story at all, with the continuing war raging between humans and their Life Weaver allies and the invading Kur with their grog minions.
    David Valentine is a good character and the supporting characters are also believable.
    If you enjoy real action and alien wars, this is an excellent series, beginning with Way Of The Wolf, and right on through the set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    E E Knight Rocks!

    E. E. Knight is one of the best authors I've ever read. His entire Vampire Earth series is awesome. It's not a typical vampire series. It's not even close. It's military sci fi. It's post-apocalyptic. It's even realistic. Valentine's Exile is as good as the first four books and has a twisted ending that, even if you've read the other four books, will have your head spinning. Most series become predictable. Not this one. You'll never get bored.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    mindful of Wells¿ WAR OF THE WORLDS

    The year is 2072 and it has been fifty years since the Kurians came and conquered earth using humans to satiate their soul hunger. The Reapers, creations of the Kurians need blood to survive and take it with syringe like tongue. They take the aura of people and send it to their Kurian masters who live in strongly secured fortresses in territory they carved up. --- Freedom fighter David Valentine has fought since he was old enough to hold a weapon and was there when the Kurians suffered two major defeats, the retaking of Dallas and much of their surrounding area and the creation of the Ozark Free Territory. When his wounded commander William Post asks David to find his wife who disappeared into Kurian territory, he has no idea he will be jailed on murder charges brought by an enemy who has a grievance against him, move into various parts of the Kurian order to find clues to where William¿s wife Gail is and fight the Reapers and other monsters just to get information on where Gailis. She is just one of many women who passed a blood test and was taken to a special facility that horrifies David since he stared fighting in the Resistance. --- The vampire Earth series just keeps getting better and better. Earth is a dark and conquered place where quislings (human collaborators) do almost as much to threaten people as their masters do. The protagonist is no innocent but he is a dedicated person who knows he will face danger but he feels the goal is worth the price. Hopefully in future books in this series, readers will learn more about the Kurians because for the most part they stay in the background and let their minions do their work. VALENTINE¿S EXILE is a fantastic work of science fiction in the vein of Wells¿ WAR OF THE WORLDS. --- Harriet Klausner

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