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Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come.

On this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of mankind still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. Brought into the Wolves - an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth - Valentine leads his first command in the Kurian Zone. Driven by the losses of his past and the hope of a future, Valentine is in it to win. No matter how long it takes. No matter what doom awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares.

Bonus Audio: Includes an exclusive introduction by author E.E. Knight.

©2003 Eric E. Frisch; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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where's the plot?

This book had a good premise but I had two problems with it. First, it did not have a plot. I listened to 8 hours and the guy was still just roaming around having random adventures with no overarching plot. Second, every charecter had either a redneck white trash southern accent or a 1800's western accent, even if they lived in 2065 Wisconsin. I could only listen to so many people say "howdy stranger" and "ain't that a fat chicken ya'll". My husband and I listened to this book on a long trip and I was never so glad to get home, we never did finish it.

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Must Have More!

I absolutely love this series! I flew threw every book in this series and hated running dry. Book 9 "March in Country" comes out Dec 7th 2010 and I have marked my calender!

What if the New World Order were really an ancient Vampiric race of inter-dimensional beings that once again tried to shackle mankind in bondage forever? Well, they should have picked a more timid species to try to dominate and feed off of.

The Author is brilliant and must be a serious history and geography aficionado. I am hopelessly addicted and long for the next book in the series.

Thanks Mr. Knight for the excellent story!

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  • Chris
  • Mc Calla, AL, USA
  • 01-06-09

My new favorite series!!!!!!!!!!!

E. E. Knight is my my new favorite author and David Valentine is my new favorite hero!! The story sucks you in and doesn't let you go!

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best vampire book

this was an over all very good book, in fact this series is with out a doubt the best I have read.

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  • Courtney
  • kingston, ON, Canada
  • 09-03-15

Won't b continuing the series

SO much explanation in the beginning. I got the story by the end I guess...but I was confused where the book was going most times

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As Advertised

This book stands at the junction of several genres – sci-fi, paranormal, western, and a hint of military.

I’m always up for a paranormal or sci-fi fix, and some military flavoring blends just fine with those, so I gave this a shot. It’s an okay book, probably a 3.5 star read, but it never pulled me in strongly enough to want to continue with the series. It may have lost me at the western junction.

Ah, the long, lonely road of the western. You know, the one where the traveler does what good he can during his brief stop in town, but then everybody goes their separate ways in the grim, pitiless world? There are a lot of brief stops. A lot of stories about new characters in new towns. A lot of grim. And then it’s time to move on and we start all over.

Plenty of plot and action are going on at the same time, both of which are big pluses, but somehow I came away feeling a bit like I’d just read an anthology of short stories about various people the main character had met. Then I remembered I'm not into short stories, so no wonder that kept me from feeling connected to the storyline. Also, did I mention the level of grimness was a little heavy handed? But again, that might go with the whole western thing so take that with a grain of salt.

Over all, I’d say this book is exactly as advertised, so if it sounds like your thing, then go for it. Just be ready for the “long, lonely road” aspect of it all, and even though that’s not my thing I still think this was a medium read. The sample is a good representation of the narrator’s work. Some people might find him a little slow, but he may have made me like the book more than I would have on paper, so hey, kudos there.

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Not something I can get into.

This series began with promise but the story never developed into something that I could spend a lot of time with. The narration was great but story very weak. Maybe it would get better with 2nd novel but I'm not game. Sorry.

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slow start, good story

Would you try another book from E. E. Knight and/or Christian Rummel and E. E. Knight (Introduction) ?

Yes, I would try another story. I'm trying the Dragon set now. and will get another of this set.

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slow start but ramps up fast. I enjoyed the book. and will be getting the next one tomorrow<br/>

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Fantastic Series! Lots of fun to read

This is a new series for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a bit difficult to understand the various groups at first but as the book goes on it is all explained and now I am hooked and want to see what happens to David and Molly.

If you like vampires, aliens, and a great hero you won't be disappointed.

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Super good read. Original.

This is a really good book and (so far) a terrific series (I'm only on Book 4). The characters are believable, interesting and I love the fact that Valentine is also polite, despite being a very tough soldier. It's a nice juxtaposition, since tough guys often become rude guys.

I guess my only "complaint" (and it's a very mild one) is that there really is not a lot of Vampire in this Vampire book.............. So far, we are hearing more about the humans that are in sympathy with the Vampires versus the vampires themselves.

Still.............I'm really enjoying the series so far....... well worth the time and money.