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Way of the Wolf (Vampire Earth) MP3 CD – 15 Jan 2010

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  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (15 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441815589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441815583
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,281,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The history of Vampire Earth is something I’ve worked on for about eight years. The world is a stew containing ingredients from all the pulp influences of my youth: R. E. Howard’s Conan, H. P. Lovecraft’s erudite heroes, C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower, and Louis L’Amour’s tough Apaches and Western villains. As I grew older I learned to appreciate Tolkien and Lewis, Bradbury and Heinlein. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then I’m flattering those and many others with my milieu. One interesting thing I discovered in my research is that many cultures have vampire legends, not just European ones as described in Stoker’s Dracula. The creatures I describe come from many of these sources, as well as my own imagination. I hope that readers will enjoy experiencing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.” – E. E. Knight --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. Read the first page
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By I Heart Books on 19 Jun. 2004
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E E Knight's "Way of the Wolf" is a book about survival. Survival for the human species in a world that barely resembles our own of today, and survival of the main character David Valentine. Behind the struggle for life, though, are questions as to is this post-apocalyptic Earth a better one? The Wolves (An elite collection of soldiers) are fighting for a better life, for the old life, but should they be? Perhaps a world where the vampires are Lords and leaders is how things are meant to be. There is no pollution, no mass famine, the water in rivers is clean and the way of life is simple but of course, there's a catch, the vampire's Reapers, the hunters of the night that feed on any human they can find.
But through all of this uncertainty and devastation Valentine never loses passion for the hunt - Driven by a tremendous loss as a child he strives, as a 20 year old, to make a difference.
This book is an excellent foray into the Sci-Fi/Horror genres and is written with a quick pace that doesn't leave you bored and wanting to get to the next best bit! Valentine is a strong character, giving us a reluctant hero who often doesn't understand how he's survived this long, as if he's oblivious to his own talents as a Wolf, a hunter and a killer.
If you're not too fond of the Sci-Fi genre don't let that label put you off buying this book. If you like a good strong storyline with well developed characters and a bit of violence here and there, some romance and an 'against all odds' battle at the end, then that's all you need to know. Personally, I just like to see the Human Race reduced to Medieval ways of life and a few vampires thrown in the mix for good measure!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Feb. 2004
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E. E. Knight's Way of the Wolf: Book One of The Vampire Earth is one of the most impressive debut novels I have ever read. I'm not sure why the author uses a pen name; if I had written a novel this original and absorbing, I would want my real name plastered across it in gigantic letters. Roc has released the book in its science fiction line, but the story strikes me as dark fantasy with militaristic overtones. Proudly drawing on the work of many great authors of the past - men such as Robert Howard, C.S. Forester, and Louis L'Amour - Knight creates a wholly original world that lives and breathes in the imagination of the reader. Readers should not see the reference to vampires in the title and simply dismiss this book as "yet another vampire novel." The vampires in command of Earth in the year 2065 are like no vampires you have ever encountered, and they do not even take an active part in the proceedings recorded in this first volume of a truly noteworthy new series.
Way of the Wolf introduces us to David Valentine, a young Lieutenant in the Southern Command and an extraordinarily human and likeable hero in a post-apocalyptic world. The mythology Knight constructs for this series is rather complex, but basically the earth is, in 2065, under the control of vicious minions from the planet Kur. Long before civilization was borne on the planet, a race of pre-Entities discovered the means for traveling between worlds, arriving on Earth but dying out before the dawn of human history. Another race eventually discovered the secrets of the Interworld Tree, and creatures from the planet Kur invaded and took over the earth after discovering they could essentially live forever by feeding on the auras of other living creatures (namely, human beings).
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jan. 2004
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This was a random purchase for me with limited expectations made as none of my regular favourites had anything new to read.
I started the book on a 1 hour train journey and my interest developed. The story picks up pace throughout and I literally carried on to the last page in the early hours of the morning.
To me it was Similar in feel to David Gemmell but a unique blend of future earth, mythology and out and out action adventure.
I lent it to a friend who also read the full book in one go.
I am now waiting for Book 2 which according to the web site is due out in the spring.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 July 2004
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It's not often I say this about a book, but this one was seriously excellent. I've read books from loads of genres but this one takes the biscuit! It sets a standard new authors in the genre will find difficult to beat. Not expecting much when I ordered it, I found myself increasingly engrossed as I continued. The baddies are bad, the goodies are heroes and the action is fast-paced but easy to follow.
This book is by far the best of its kind I have read, and can I just add that Valentine is one cool hero, and totally convincing without becoming a cliche. Okay, I'll try to contain the enthusiasm a bit - It's a great book I guarantee you'll enjoy, in fact I've already ordered the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Insomniac reader on 24 Sept. 2007
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This book definitely keeps you guessing - a bit like James Barclay in the way that the author doesn't flinch at killing off characters - you know the type, "the six heroes battled their way through two hundred slavering monsters using their barely trained but stupendous powers, with barely a scratch, and the hero and heroine march off into the sunset and live happily ever after", blech!

You get the sense of isolation and remoteness, the fact that people are fighting for their survival after decades of occupation by a race of beings that are superior predators. The invaders can create monsters to do their bidding, sending them out to harvest human souls to preserve their lives indefinitely - hence the vampire bit. However, that's where the similarity to most vampire stories ends - forget snuggling up to a sexy vampire and getting lost in ecstacy and all that rubbish - these vampires will rampage through whole villages and rip everyone's heart out, sending the unfortunates' souls back to their master to feed on.

It's not that gruesomely detailed, really, but the reactions and emotions of the humans are understandable given the force they face. David Valentine is orphaned by a patrol (human helpers of the invaders - lots of layers to this, but think nazi collaborators in WWII) and joins the resistance force as a wolf (there are also cats - lone assassins - and bears - elite, baddest human fighters).

As I said, this book is anything but predictable, the characters very well fleshed out and, wonder of wonders, not everything is expained in two-year old diction at the start of the book, the reader is credited with some intelligence to come to our own conclusions, and all through the story, new complexities are added to the plot. All in all, having read a lot of fantasy books, I rate this very highly - actually, i've just ordered the rest of the series!
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