Monday, June 2, 2008

Fall With Honor by E. E. Knight

Fall With Honor
Vampire Earth, Book 7
E. E. Knight
July 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-46210-7

From the back cover:
Freedom is on the march as the rebellion against the Kurian Occupation of Earth takes the offensive. David Valentine has recruited an ad hoc company of former Quisling soldiers and puts them through a trial by fire with a successful raid against an enemy armory. Now, they’re ready to join forces with a guerilla army planning to establish a new freehold in the Appalachian Mountains.Valentine knows that a permanent outpost near the East Coast would provide a strategic victory over the Kurians—and he believes that only his old ally Ahn-Kha could be leading the guerillas. But nothing could prepare Valentine’s fighters for what awaits them at the end of their journey.

My thoughts:
In a future where Earth is occupied by an alien enemy, David Valentine is a strong presence in the fight against the Kurian Order. This is the seventh book in the Vampire Earth series and is often the case Valentine quickly works his way up through the ranks to assist in leading a surprising mix of soldiers against their enemies.

Mr. Knight has a fabulous writing voice and his futuristic world, as well as the characters that live and die there, are well-defined. While there is plenty of movement throughout the story and lives lost in the battles along the way, the tension and fast action come near the end. If you’re planning to start this series, don’t start with Fall With Honor or you’ll find yourself lost. You’ll want a better understanding of David Valentine, his allies and his enemies, to fully appreciate Vampire Earth. Reading the previous books is recommended.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Robert said...

I've been hearing about this series for a while now. How is it as a whole, and does it improve or get worse as the series moves on?

Kimberly Swan said...

I haven't gotten a chance to read the first few books, but the ones that I've read I really enjoyed. Where it improves is in 'meeting' new characters/beings. There is something different about each one, so that you actually remember them when they turn up again in a later book. The first part of this book was slow for me, and I think it's because I'm used to Valentine making his own decisions. He was more of a team player through most of this installment, but it picks-up towards the end. :)

Anonymous said...

Great review. I like the new style. :P

Kimberly Swan said...

Thank you! I wanted to try something different, glad you like the new style too. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!

~E.E. Knight

Kimberly Swan said...

My pleasure! :)