Winter Duty (Vampire Earth Series #8)

Winter Duty (Vampire Earth Series #8)

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by E. E. Knight
     
 

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Major David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are the remnants of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. And Valentine is losing allies fast. Some of the clans in the region have declared themselves in favor of the vampiric Kurians, throwing Kentucky into civil war. But instead of retaking the region, the Kurian

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Major David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are the remnants of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. And Valentine is losing allies fast. Some of the clans in the region have declared themselves in favor of the vampiric Kurians, throwing Kentucky into civil war. But instead of retaking the region, the Kurian overlords have ordered the extermination of every human living there...

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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:
9781101061381
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
Vampire Earth , #8
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
188,404
File size:
390 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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Winter Duty (Vampire Earth Series #8) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
ljparker2983 More than 1 year ago
I am disappointed. Seems the Author has run out of ideas.
ATOBlue More than 1 year ago
I could gush forever about E E Knight and his Vampire Earth Series, which is exactly why I was so disappointed by this. Throughout the book there's this constant paranoia on Valentine's part that I had thought was taken care of in Fall With Honor with the discovery of Red Dog's special nature and the murder of his controller. Valentine's suspicions regarding Mantilla and Brother Mark seem to come out of nowhere and, to me, would greatly lessen my interest in their characters if true. But these things wouldn't have been so bad if not for the end, which almost ruins the entire series for me (I'll have to read March in Country before I make up my mind). I understand the Kurian agent in Valentine's command being someone neither he nor the reader would ever expect, but who it turned out to be was just not believable, not without some more exposition on why given within the story, which it's not. Also, I know Valentine is a soft-hearted kind of hero, but his decision regarding the traitor in light of the traitor's crimes was like a punch in the gut.
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constant-reader44 More than 1 year ago
Overall a pretty good series of books, although E E Knight tends to get bogged down at times with details of the military system. At times the current events with the main character David Valentine seem irrelevant to the overall plot of the book. The action is slow to come but grips you when he finally gets to it. He does a good job of portraying a long grinding military campaign against a strong brutal enemy
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rvbowman More than 1 year ago
I continue to love this series. This is another good book continuing the series and would recommend this series to anyone who appreciates sci fi or fantasy.
WritersMind More than 1 year ago
This was a good installment to the series. It was not the best of the series but it will keep you entertained and rooting for Valentine to find a way to end the occupation. I'm looking forward to the next book.