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Valentine's Rising (Vampire Earth Series #4)

Valentine's Rising (Vampire Earth Series #4)

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by E. E. Knight
     
 

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Returning to the Ozark Territories, freedom fighter David Valentine is shocked to find it overrun by vampiric Kurians under the command of the merciless Consul Solon. In a desperate gambit, Valentine leads a courageous group of soldiers on a mission to drive a spike into the gears of the Kurian Order. Valentine stakes life, honor, and the future of his home in a

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Returning to the Ozark Territories, freedom fighter David Valentine is shocked to find it overrun by vampiric Kurians under the command of the merciless Consul Solon. In a desperate gambit, Valentine leads a courageous group of soldiers on a mission to drive a spike into the gears of the Kurian Order. Valentine stakes life, honor, and the future of his home in a rebellion that sparks the greatest battle of his life.

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Returning home after two years in the Caribbean, fighting the Kurian overlords and their Reaper henchmen -- nightmarish alien invaders who look on humans as nothing more than expendable slaves and succulent livestock -- David Valentine is back in the Ozarks and needed more than ever.

In Valentine's Rising, the fourth installment of E. E. Knight's post-apocalyptic Vampire Earth saga (Way of the Wolf, Choice of the Cat, and Tale of the Thunderbolt), Valentine finds the Ozark Free Territory -- one of the last bastions of human resistance left in the world -- nonexistent and the once formidable Southern Command now "a madhouse of angry, well-armed drunkards." Valentine also finds a megalomaniacal human named Consul Solon who, with the help of the Kurian overlords, is trying to reconstruct a huge region of the southeastern United States into a confederation of alien-run provinces. However, Valentine has some deadly tricks up his sleeve -- some so powerful that they could, if utilized properly, turn the tide of war and help humankind take back their planet -- and he vows to do whatever it takes to stop Solon's dream of empire from becoming a reality.

Fans who enjoy post-apocalyptic thrillers like Stephen King's The Stand, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer, and Magic Time: Ghostlands by Marc Scott Zicree and Robert Charles Wilson will treasure this action-packed saga, which blends military science fiction à la John Ringo with blood-curdling Lovecraftian horror. Butt-kicking science fiction adventure at its very best! Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101462256
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/06/2005
Series:
Vampire Earth , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
215,088
File size:
362 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Valentine's Rising (Vampire Earth Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a reader of all 4 Vampire Earth books, let me just say first how amazed I am at the detail Knight goes into in his world. Frankly, I have no idea how he would keep track of all the details, but he does it so well. It's obvious to me he researches the geography of an area before writing about it and then weaves in his details among solid descriptions of the area. The star of the book, David Valentine, is not only a tough hero running around killing boogey men, he's also a guy who has to constantly make terribly hard decisions that a real officer in combat could possibly have to make. For example, when he has to weigh the loss of one life against many. Often times in movies or novels, the author takes the easy way out and has the hero save the day where nobody loses a life, but Knight makes it real and that's where so much of the power of the story comes from. Valentine has to face that loss of the single life to save the masses and then deal with the emotions of that decision as the story progresses. Also, having Ahn Ka, who is another race entirely, as his faithful sidekick, Knight also adds another layer of Valentine fighting to get other humans to see Ahn Ka for 'who' he is and not 'what' he is. When you top all that with some grisly battle scenes, well, it's the perfect book for guys. Each time I get Knight's new book, I spend all my free time over a couple of days reading as fast as I can. When I hear the next book is coming out, I reread the book and savor the descriptions and character development.
Aramath More than 1 year ago
I read this series start to finish. The end was sort of a let down, I as hoping one of the character's opposing Valentine would get his, but all in all was a very good read.
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Good
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ATOBlue More than 1 year ago
The very thorough detail which E E Knight has given to his Vampire Earth series is enthralling, but it's really the story here that makes it so great. Valentine is a character with an overactive conscience, but for once it doesn't seem to get in his way too much. After he returns home to find everything he's fought for has fallen apart, he knows he's going to have a difficult time picking up the pieces as it is, and he just keeps rolling along, making every obstacle an opportunity to fight for the cause that grips him.
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Tyler Lampert More than 1 year ago
This author just seems to have a flood of awesome books and characters. It is about David Valentine, continueng a couple days after it left off. My favorite part is where he holds off a couple thousand men in an Alamo kind of situation.( And that was at the end of the book.) This series just gets better and better.
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