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Publisher's Summary

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 11-26-08

Its what you expect, and thats not a bad thing.

I was hovering between 3-4 stars on this one, then realized i was looking forward to getting the next book enough for it to be a 4 star.
The narration started off a bit iffy, but quickly improved. The "vampire" angle has been approached with an original take, and I enjoyed that. Its becoming hard to find good "Gothic" Sci-fi/fantasy lately without wading through masses of poorly written erotic chic-lit with the cover a cross between Fabio and Boris karloff.

This is as advertised. A Military/vampire hunter theme, centered around a single likable character, written almost in a Horatio Hornblower fashion. All good things in my opinion.

Post Apocalyptic, vampires, traitors, corrupt politicians, guns and battles there is something for everyone if you don't mind your fantasy novels pushing the bounds of credulity (Oddly enough, some people want more realism in their fantasy novels.)
I enjoyed it, and i especially enjoy the fact that its 7 books, aka no waiting on the next one.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Phil on 10-29-10

A Mixed Genre

After reading some of the negative reviews I was hesitant to purchase this book; however, this hesitancy proved to be entirely unfounded.

As the author says in his introduction, he personally enjoys military fiction, vampire, and werewolf fiction, so that is what he wrote. This is military fiction set in a future where "vampires" and "werewolves" are at war. Within the boundaries and tropes of military fiction there is good character development, plot advancement, etc. I suspect that those that have been exceptionally critical of this book have more of a problem with the genre than E.E. Knight's work itself.

That being said, if you are looking for Gothic horror, this book will most definitely not meet that desire. If you are looking for a post-apocalyptic war story with a monster flavor this is perfect.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas on 07-13-09

Vampire Earth: Like Warhammer but better

I greatly enjoyed this novel, which surprised me. To explain, I don't normally like vampires and dislike fantasty fiction in general (excluding the works of Terry Pratchet), and as such I've always avoided novels that include vampires for such reasons - that and a dislike of bloody details that usually seem to fascinate these authors. This novel, however, manages to capture a world inhabited by vampire like monsters but not focused on these demons directly. Cast in the mould of the Warhammer novels, the book focuses on the military in a sci-fi setting, but manages to pull off a more engaging world than the far future of the warhammer universe (which I do like as well). It manages to efficiently explain the world the novel takes place in, and the descriptions of events and places is of a high quality. The novel has convinced me that the Vampire Earth series it worth trying out in its totally.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lee on 12-01-13

One of the best series I've read

If you could sum up Way of the Wolf in three words, what would they be?

Not about vampires

Who was your favorite character and why?

Valentine of course, well in this one anyway. As the series progresses Ahn-Kha is mine and a lot of fans favourite but he doesn't appear in the 1st book.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and E. E. Knight (Introduction) ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Mr Knight is to be quite honest, a brilliant writer but a god damned boring talker and this doesn't change in any of the other books in the series, that said, it is nice to hear the writer giving a little insight into the story and giving you little teasers of what is to come.Christian Rummel on the other hand is a voice genius, at times you'll be sure there is more than one person reading, especially with the female voices and he also gets accents spot on, which is more prominent in the later books, when you get to Tale of the Thunderbolt you'll see what I mean.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No tears for me in any of the books so far, but I have laughed a few times, at lucky escapes and even more at the lucky Mr Valentine with the ladies, he does seem to have a bit of the James Bond going on, he has got lucky in every book so far, every time a different woman, lucky fella :)

Any additional comments?

When you see Vampire Earth, you immediately think, "not another vampire series", but this is not another vampire series at all. Yes there is an alien race, the Kurians, that kills humans to kind of "drink" their blood, but this is more about combat, camaraderie and doing the seemingly impossible just to survive than anything else and you won't find any love struck teenage girls going gooey over this type of blood sucker, of this you can be sure!

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