Winter Duty (Vampire Earth Series #8)

Winter Duty (Vampire Earth Series #8)

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by E. E. Knight
     
 

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"The cause of freedom in Kentucky balances on a knife-edge. Major David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are all that is left of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. Between a raging blizzard, the remnants of the brutal and fanatic Moondaggers - bands of headhunters kidnapping entire towns to sell to the

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"The cause of freedom in Kentucky balances on a knife-edge. Major David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are all that is left of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. Between a raging blizzard, the remnants of the brutal and fanatic Moondaggers - bands of headhunters kidnapping entire towns to sell to the Kurians - and the need to recover wounded soldiers lost during the retreat, Valentine is in for the toughest winter of his life." And Valentine is losing allies fast. Some of the clans in the region have declared themselves in favor of the Kurians, throwing Kentucky into civil war. But the Kurian overlords have determined that the region isn't worth the effort of another conquest. Their order: extermination. By whatever means necessary.

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Publishers Weekly

The tense eighth installment of Knight's Vampire Earth series (a welcome improvement over 2008's Fall with Honor) continues David Valentine's adventures in 2076 as the invading Kurian Order decides to exterminate rebellious Earthlings. The Southern Command authorizes Valentine to wage a guerrilla war with the goal of creating a Kentucky freehold. His ragtag battalion (including some controversial Quisling and alien Grog recruits) must deal first with a power plant outage that blacks out Evansville and Owensboro and then a blizzard and the Kurians' plot to unleash a "ravies" epidemic on the human herd. Knight keeps the conflict interesting but says too little about the inscrutable Kurians, who are "like magicians, always diverting attention from the operating hand." Even readers familiar with the series would welcome a glossary and more background on the various alien races. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451462749
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
Vampire Earth Series, #8
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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