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Returning to the Ozark Free Territory, Valentine is shocked to find it overrun by Kurians under the command of the merciless Consul Solon. In a bid to turn the tide, Valentine leads a courageous group of soldiers on a desperate mission to drive a spike into the gears of the Kurian Order. Valentine stakes life, honor, and the future of his home on a rebellion that sparks the greatest battle of his life - one that he may not survive...
Bonus Audio: Includes an exclusive introduction by author E.E. Knight.
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By Rick on 12-17-09
More of the same - but that's a good thing!
I stumbled onto the Valentine series a while ago and have faithfully followed it from the first book through to this one (Valentine's Rising).
Some have complained that the series is a bit rough. That may be true - but the characters are engaging and the world very interesting (if dark).
If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic worlds and science fiction you are likely to enjoy this series. The Valentine series also has a very epic span. Personally I found it immersive and very enjoyable.
Are you a Wolf, Cat, Bear or a Quisling? Listen to the books and I'm sure you'll form an opinion!
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By Leslie on 08-04-12
The very best of Vampire Earth!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Read this book.In the first three books Mr Knight develops an incredible future Earth where old myths gather new and cohesive explanations that make stories about vampires, berserkers, Native American legends, holey artifacts and trees, and other long ago oddities into a believable whole. He chronicles the life of a hero from his teens tbrought the angst of a constant war between humanity and a race of nearly immortal beings that knock man off the top of the food chain. Each book further develops the characters more deeply--exploring the very best--and the shameful--thoughts that make every human such a mixed bag of hero and villain. I've read this series many times--and this book is always my favorite. Non-stop white knuckled action told by Mr Rummel in perhaps his best performance (and he has lots of good performances!) This looks like a pulp fiction style novel from it's description--but it isn't; this is excellent literature with thought provoking but realistic (though fantastic) scenarios. Read it the first time for non-stop action, then come back and find that this author not just a good storyteller, but a clever and skilled author as well. Read this series--and in particular this book--I can't imagine any fantasy / science fiction, action / war, or thriller story fan not enjoying this. It rocks. All the way through.
What did you like best about this story?
Humanity at it's worst in war, but at it's best in the selfless individuals laying down their lives for their fellow soldiers, and commitment to freedo--just as our soldiers do every day.
Which scene was your favorite?
I most enjoyed the end--so would be a spoiler!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There is a minor sub-plot over the past three books, where despite incredibly unfair, selfish and unjust treatmen resulting in an end to Valentine's career dreams --results in an understandable grudge. But when fighting for the good of his men, Valentine sacrifices that grudge, much as he would sacrifice his life for his fellow soldiers. This was very thought provoking to me.
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