Valentine's Resolve: A Novel of the Vampire Earth
by E.E. Knight
Review by Paul Haggerty
Roc Hardcover Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461469
Date: 03 July 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
David Valentine has been having a hard life. It's bad enough being born into a world where aliens have conquered the world and humans just hope not to be noticed by their new overlords. Because the new Masters of Earth only have two uses for humans. Guards against other Master's who might wish to expand their territories ... and food. For most of his adult life Valentine has been part of the resistance, who have actually managed to take and keep a free zone where normal humans can live in relative safety. But then, after being betrayed by his own forces, Valentine is forced into exile, a fugitive with a death warrant waiting back home. From official release/information:
Book Description: After three years of exile from humanity's war against the Kurians, David Valentine returns to battle. The Lightweavers, Earth's allies in the conflict, have all but vanished, and without them mankind cannot possibly stand against their alien enemies.
Many of the Lightweavers are held captive by a Kurian overlord. To free them, Valentine must convince the Marshal, a legendary resistance fighter with a grudge against the Kurians, to join his cause. But the Marshal is something of a dictator himself, ruling over his men with an iron fist-and giving Valentine a new enemy to fight.
(Source: Roc Hardcover)