"Entertaining science fiction"
It has been forty-five years since the Kurians invaded
Earth. The world as it once was no longer exists as
mankind devolved into a medieval age because machinery for
the most part no longer exists. The Kurians are safely
ensconced in their fiefdoms all over the world sending
Reapers to feed on human essences that are sent back to
them. There remains packets of human resistance, assisted
by the Lifeweavers who were the losers in their war with
David Valentine is a wolf with enhanced senses given to
him by the Lifeweavers and he and his wolf pack fight the
minions of the Reapers whenever they can. During a
vicious firefight, David takes charge of the battle, but
later is forced to resign for the decisions he made. The
Cats, solo operatives working inside the Kurian zones,
recruit him. His first assignment is to find out about
the Twisted Cross, an elite fighting force of Reaper that
have some of the characteristics of man. He and his
fellow Cat companion Smoke must finding a way of learning
their enemies' secrets if they want to have a chance of
winning the war.
Fans of apocalyptic thrillers will want to read the second
installment in the "Vampire Earth" series. The reapers
are an unusual kind of vampire who suck the part of their
victims to inhale their life energy and then relay it back
to their master, a Kirian. The hero of this book is a
warrior who kills the enemy without a second thought yet
is still able to save the victims of the aliens. E.E.
Knight has written a memorable and very entertaining
science fiction novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 25, 2004