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Way of the Wolf (The Vampire Earth, Book 1) (original 2003; edition 2003)

by E.E. Knight

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Title:Way of the Wolf (The Vampire Earth, Book 1)
Authors:E.E. Knight
Info:Roc (2003), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Liked the world-building in this one, and the take on vampires.

Less thrilled with how most of the female characters who do get some screen time show a rather distressing pattern of all ending up endangered and/or dying horribly as hero motivational fuel. ( )
  Jarandel | Feb 24, 2014 |
Vampire Earth series. I figured it was going to be a series that could have been a sequel to [b:The Strain|6065215|The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)|Guillermo del Toro|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1326225354s/6065215.jpg|6241525].

Not quite so much. Vampires are just aliens, yeah, go figure.

Anyway, I never would have thought this author was the same who wrote the [b:Dragon Champion|632579|Dragon Champion|E.E. Knight|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1309209466s/632579.jpg|618882]. I'll probably read a couple more to see where the series goes... ( )
  Bookstooge | Sep 26, 2013 |
Louis L'Amour would be proud. This is the best western I've read in a long time. Please note that the post-apocalyptic, alien, vampire tale enclosed is masquerading as a western, but it is a delightfully satisfying western at its core. ( )
  revslick | Jun 5, 2013 |
The confusing action sequences and mismatched narrative fails what is otherwise an intriguing and interesting story. ( )
  KatKennedy | Mar 28, 2012 |
In the 39th year of the Kurian New Order, Minnesotan David Stuart Valentine was accepted as a Wolf trainee. By the 49th year, he has become a Lieutenant in Southern Command's resistance against the alien Kur invaders. When the inhabitants of the planet Kur learned to open portals leading to various worlds, the opportunity for immortality created a political and societal schism between the vampiric Kurians and the Lifeweavers who reject the draining of sentient life forms. The greatest threat to humans comes from the reapers who drain their victims of blood to nourish themselves while channeling the victim's life force to nourish their Kurian lord. The greatest hope for humanity comes from the Lifeweaver modified humans forming the Wolf, Cat, and Bear clans -- and David Valentine gradually becomes one of the deadliest tools in Southern Command's arsenal. Local author Knight has created a grand space opera in a post-apocalyptic world arising from a largely successful alien invasion of Earth. The Kurians and their human collaborators stand on one side of the conflict against the scarce Lifeweaver rebels aiding those humans surviving in various resistance zones. The vivid world building and action rich military and espionage elements will quickly addict readers to the entire Vampire Earth series. ( )
  ktoonen | Dec 31, 2011 |
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Have you ever dealt with people who have lost everything in just an hour? In the morning you leave the house where your wife, your children, your parents live. You return and you find a smoking pit. Then something happens to you -- to a certain extent you stop being human. You do not need any glory, money anymore; revenge becomes your only joy. And because you no longer cling to life, death avoids you, the bullets fly pasat, You become a wolf.
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Northern Louisiana, March, the forty-third year of the Kurian Order: The green expanse once known as the Kisatchie Forest slowly digests the works of man.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451459393, Mass Market Paperback)

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

But on this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of man still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. And his mission is to win back Earth...

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Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of human souls. They rule the planet. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come. But on this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of man still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. And his mission is to win back Earth...… (more)

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