In a valiant rebellion against a half century of occupation by the Kurians, the newly formed Texas Republic and Ozark Free Territory have dealt the vampiric aliens their first major defeat. Resistance member David Valentine is revered as a hero for his part in fighting to regain Earth's freedom. But a dangerous enemy within his own ranks soon has Valentine facing charges for his handling of the Quisling prisoners - humans who have become pawns of the Kurians in order to survive.
When former Quisling - and now loyal freedom fighter - William Post 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...
Bonus Audio: Includes an exclusive introduction by author E.E. Knight.
©2006 Eric Frisch; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
I found the overall story to be quite entertaining, but the writing was a bit cumbersome and juvenile in some places. This writer has the potential to be a great writer one day, unfortunately for us today is not that day. I am looking forward to seeing his future work and hoping that he comes up with better ways to indicate the characters he is talking about. I got rather tired of hearing the reader say Valentine this and Valentine that.
"Return to Valentine"
I returned to vampire earth having read the previous books a few years back. I have to be honest, I had tired a little of the story back then. The break did me good. This is a superb story. Great characters superbly described. The malevolence of the reapers never far from the surface. Thoroughly recommended.
The escape into the Ravies territory felt a lot like "the walking dead".
Welcome to the future. The Earth is under new ownership.
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