Way Of The Wolf: Book One Of The Vampire Earth by E.E. KnightWay Of The Wolf: Book One Of The Vampire Earth by E.E. Knight

Way Of The Wolf: Book One Of The Vampire Earth

byE.E. Knight

Mass Market Paperback | September 2, 2003

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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 special forces of The Wolves—an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth—this is Valentine’s 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 of fate awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares.
 
“If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft.”—Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty

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E.E. Knight graduated from Northern Illinois University with a double major in history and political science, then made his way through a number of jobs that related to neither.  
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Title:Way Of The Wolf: Book One Of The Vampire EarthFormat:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:September 2, 2003Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451459393

ISBN - 13:9780451459398

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth a read The format in which this book is done is interesting. I haven’t come across this until now. For a good part of the novel, you get what looks like short stories of Valentine’s life before the actual plot begins. I understand how some readers thought this wasn’t the most perfect way to introduce the story. However I thought it was not only different but a good way to introduce the main character, and his background, with background information about the setting in this way. You follow Valentine throughout his youth, then you follow him through the period on where he first starts training to become a “Wolf” (a special elite unit). It’s not until a good later part of the book is where the actual plot begins. I liked this kind of introduction. It made getting to know Valentine easier. It gave Valentine a three dimensional form and it chronicles his development in good detail. The setting is also interesting, however it took me a while to finally get the hang of it (without consulting the glossary at the back). The vampires here are ruthless and evil, so you will definitely not find the romantic stereotype anywhere in this book. There’s a blend of post apocalyptic characteristics, with dark fantasy, and science fiction elements. So really you have a good mixture of just about everything in here. Personally, I like the dark fantasy and post apocalyptic parts. Earth really is a bleak place to be and the descriptions, and characters enhance the setting. Valentine is all right as a character. He does seem like your most awesome hero and at times it could get a little annoying. I wish he could have a bit of a darker edge to him (ie: he could be a jerk once in a while) but he seems to be your average good guy with a troubled past. I suppose that’s not too bad although it could be considered cliche and overdone by other readers. What I did enjoy most about the novel is the overall plot. The pace was good although certain areas did experience a bit of a bump here and there. However all I will ask is for the author to not do any more romantic scenes and I’m shuddering to think if there will be more romance in the other books to follow. I read a particular romance moment and I just about nearly choked. Really? a man would do what Valentine did?? that’s just gross! after having a fit for about a few minutes I resumed with the story (Apologies for not being specific. It is detailed and explicit so I won’t go further than that). After finishing the book I still found that particular passage to be still unnerving. That’s the only part that I strongly dislike in the book. Seriously, just take the romance out of this. It wasn’t necessary and the plot was fine without it! This was a nice interesting start to what looks like an action packed series. I’m definitely going to follow this series for sure. If you like dark fantasy with sci fi elements in a post apocalyptic world try this. Plus, the vampires aren’t sparkling. You might just like it!
Date published: 2011-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would make a great RPG... ...but as a story, it's too long-winded. It's a lot of background of the lead character [who isn't very interesting], and a little bit of action. The "Vampires" are potentially the best part of the story, but they don't get much to do besides act as moving targets. The supporting cast is bland, and the sense of urgency that should come from the Earth being invaded was totally missing. A good idea, but a bad execution.
Date published: 2008-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent story A Great read .. now i wait for the next installment
Date published: 2005-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleased I thought this book was really good. I've already read the second in the series as well and can't wait for the third.
Date published: 2005-02-19

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If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft, the result would have been something like this. (Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty)