To ask other readers questions about Earth Abounds , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 17, Valerie rated it really liked it. Interesting I was surprised by how the trilogy ended, is it the end? Also I noticed that the word fluttered is used a lot in this trilogy. I had no idea so much lip fluttering went on, a bit too much perhaps. Sep 14, Karen rated it it was amazing. Earth abounds I just loved this book ,it's so different,I just want the story to keep going,I read a lot, so I do appreciate a really really,good book.
May 15, Cherye Elliott rated it it was amazing. Book 3 Interesting ending. Book three was not what I expected but hey, I am reading a Druga book. Not like any other author's books. Aug 28, Betty Tucker rated it really liked it. Aliens and more aliens Fun and fast paced excitement. I read all 3 in 2 days. Enjoyed the clever nuances. Jul 31, Kelly rated it liked it.
Cheesy ending Really bad ending expected better. Don't drag series a long if you are out of ideas. Really Jesus and Spartacus. Apr 07, Melissa Blickem rated it it was amazing. Read whole trilogy in a day Very fun and different, science fiction is not usually my thing, but I always love the author and her characters. Marta Allen rated it really liked it Jun 21, Lisa Jennings rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Jacqueline rated it liked it Sep 14, Shiona M S Simpson rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Renee Shores rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Michele rated it it was amazing May 19, Lynne rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Kathryn Boelter rated it really liked it Jul 17, Marge rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Barbara Curtis rated it it was amazing Aug 26, It was read to me by Christian Rummel who is a rather prolific voice talent, and for good reason: Seriously, how this man goes from gritty cigar chomping old veteran to sweet sensual Wisconsin beauty is beyond me.
If I ever win the lottery I will personally hire him to come to my house and read to me. I may even have him read Louisa May Alcott simply because it would be coolest rendition of Little Women known to mankind. Overall, I loved the book and its audio adaptation. Those of you who straddle the line between fantasy and sci-fi will find a nice home in Way of the Wolf. I have yet again been hooked into another great series! Aug 27, Benjamin Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: I chose this book due to the recommendation of a fellow book blogger who never steers me wrong, and I'm really glad I followed his advice.
This is the first of a series called "The Vampire Earth" series. It is labeled as science fiction and, indeed, it does take place in the relatively near future but this one really mixes up the genres. Lots of horror elements in here as well as mystical fantasy, militaristic adventure, and some good 'ol wild west heroics as well.
The story concerns Davi I chose this book due to the recommendation of a fellow book blogger who never steers me wrong, and I'm really glad I followed his advice. Many humans try to coexist with the aliens but there are still pockets of disenters who refuse to be subjected to this greater power. David finds his way into the resistance forces as a "wolf", part of the Southern Command in the Ozark Free Territory. Due to his abilities he is quickly promoted to Lieutenant. There is some back story that explains how this earth came about as well as how David evolves from a relatively normal teenager in such a society into a hero-to-be.
Yet this is not a "military sci-fi" novel nor is it a "vampire" book like the myriads of "Twilight" clones out there right now. The vampire parts of this novel refer to the nature of how the alien Reapers feed on the auras of humans. The mythos behind the story events, the world building if you will, is cleverly thought out and delightfully original.
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I'll definitely be pursuing the other books in this series as it reportedly gets better and better. View all 9 comments. Feb 06, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok Shelves: I put this one down I didn't hate it I'll be the first to admit, maybe it's me, maybe I've just read too many like this. The book is a pretty standard "post vampire apocalypse" read with just a dash of modern zombie and a taste dystopian future thrown in for good measure.
I think my interest level started to drop or maybe finally dropped off to where disinterest set in when it became obvious we were dealing with not only a type of conquering vampire but also the I put this one down I think my interest level started to drop or maybe finally dropped off to where disinterest set in when it became obvious we were dealing with not only a type of conquering vampire but also the now famous and apparently ubiquitous "infectious zombie".
Zombies have been a horror story and myth standard for a long time.
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I suppose they took on a new aspect a sort of "new lease on an un-life" with Night of the Living Dead, though the "if you're even scratched by one you'll turn into a zombie to" motif wasn't set in stone there. It was just that any dead came back It seems to me that the "once bitten you'll die no matter what and become a zombie" theme started in earnest with video games like Resident Evil. Gone were evil priests, nasty dark wizards, undead sorcerers and sorceresses, no sign of voodoo or curses, now it's a plague. Okay to each his own If you like it enjoy. The thing is, I'm not dissing the book "as such".
I'm sure some will find it just what they're looking for and enjoy it. That's great, but as I said, not for me. Jul 23, Andrew rated it it was amazing. So, one day about a year ago i was walking through Barnes and Noble and i happen to notice this shelf of books with the title, "E. Knight's new cult following! Well i found out how great this series was. So i take reading good books very seriously and i have to admit he hasn't let me down yet!
I began reading about Dav OK! I began reading about David Valentine and his adventures and the thing about the author is that its so well written. Here's my theory why: I am from the U. Midwest and so is the Author, now one thing you have to understand about the Midwesterner's is that when we tell a yarn, we really tell it to a point that its like a story that your grandfather would tell you when your a little kid.
It is extremely simple to read through considering the fact that So much of the world has changed due to a alien takeover. It's really not like Dune saga where there is so much fact's thrown at you: No, this story is so simple, yet so intriguing you cannot put it down! Mar 29, Nahnita rated it really liked it. Apr 28, Blood Rose Books rated it did not like it.
In the first book in a series E. Knight follows the life of David Valentine who wants to make a difference in a world that has fallen into chaos. The year is and a lot has changed from our time. David Valentine did not know what the world was like before the Kurian order. He only knew what his father and mother told him. But they are no longer able to share what they experienced as they have been killed by the New Order that has made its way to Earth. Valentine has always know since that d In the first book in a series E. Valentine has always know since that day he has wanted to make a difference and has done everything in his power to prepare for when the Wolves a group of freedom fighters comes looking for recruits to sign up.
But there is more to Wolves than just fighting together again the Reapers, they are special and only a few are chosen to fight the battles that only the Wolves can fight and their mission is to win back Earth. I had a hard time really understanding what was going on in the prologue of the novel.
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If you can make it past the prologue to first few chapters it explain what has occurred though I did find myself getting a bit lost in the explanation. I actually wish that Knight would not have had the prologue and just started the book with the first chapter as I found the prologue confusing.
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I struggled through reading this book. I was interested in Valentine's journey however, I felt that the book was very slow. The book does jump through the years in a way that I have not read before; each chapter essentially is a different episode in Valentine's life. There is a short blurb before each chapter that explains the important aspects of what has happened to the world and Valentine in the time shifts.
I think this is what mainly hindered the story for this is supposed to be about Valentine journey but it was fragmented with each chapter. I think that Knight might have felt forced to do this as he tries to achieve too many things in this novel and maybe this is caused by mixing too many genres together, that it became too convoluted at least it was for me. Knight does a good job of world building minus the first chapter the changes in the landscape, people, world were really well done. You can feel the pain, hurt and fear of the people who are trying to make a living in the free land, but they are constantly on guard for the next attack.
The Reapers and other creatures in the novel are very creepy and have some interesting powers, I wish there was more interaction with the Reapers to make it more of horror feel, which is what I think Knight was going for. I also liked Valentine as a character but felt like I missed out with his character with the fragmentation of his life as I was not really able to fully see how he developed into the person that he is. The main flaw for this book for me is that I could not connect to the story as much as I would have liked.
I would read another book by Knight as I think he excels in the right places of world building and scary creature, but I do not think that I would read one that is in genre, maybe one where Knight does not try to do too much. This book was just not for me. Mar 21, Sensitivemuse rated it liked it. The format in which this book is done is interesting.
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 th The format in which this book is done is interesting. 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.
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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: 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. I read a particular romance moment and I just about nearly choked. After finishing the book I still found that particular passage to be still unnerving. Seriously, just take the romance out of this. This was a nice interesting start to what looks like an action packed series. If you like dark fantasy with sci fi elements in a post apocalyptic world try this.
You might just like it! Jan 01, Joyce rated it liked it Shelves: The book takes place in The word has been taken over by an alien race called the Kurians. They need to devour blood and auras to live longer. They have bred Reapers to collect these for them. The world is in shambles and a some people team together to try to fight them. David Valentine is a young recruit who wants to avenge his parents death at their hands but also winds up wanting to avenge others like him.
In order to succeed they get extra powers "wolflike" to help them in this pursuit. The Lightbringers who are also from the Kurian race help them when they can, mainly by giving them these powers.
Not everyone can handle them. There are a couple of different types that are made Wolves, Cats and Bears. David is a wolf and moves up in the ranks of the militia that is formed to combat the Kurians. I enjoyed the beginning of the book but it dragged a little in the middle. Too much military stuff for my taste although I understood its significance. But by the end I really enjoyed it. I will read the next book in the series. Jul 15, CollinB rated it it was ok. The series had a few intriguing ideas. The aliens taking over the earth was a fun version of apacolypse - for once we didn't destroy ourselves.
I read most of the series because a friend had lent me all of them and they are a quick read. I was entertained by the first book, Way of the Wolf, but the second book was exactly the same as the first, and the third as like the previous two, and well you get the idea The series had a few intriguing ideas.
I was entertained by the first book, Way of the Wolf, but the second book was exactly the same as the first, and the third as like the previous two, and well you get the idea. The writing isn't very good. The main character shows no development in any of the books. The situation never changes. I felt like sisyphus pushing the reading stone up the hill, only to pick up another book and start all over again.
I concluded that the author has no desire to write actual literature. He is perhaps an RPG gamer who is more interested in writing about tactical combat settings than actual stories. Sep 11, Adam Radford rated it it was amazing. The reasons I loved this book are that it is a book about undying hope and determination even in the depths of fear and predation. The main character, Lt. David Valentine, is not your typical save-the-world type hero, the reluctant warrior who when faced with a helpless opponent shows mercy, he is a killer, a man unafraid to kill for the greater good of humanity.
He is the hero for a new age, A dark warrior with his own dark secrets. The food chain for the world has undergone a drastic change. Humanity is no longer at the top of the food chain, that role has been usurped by the Vampiric Kur and humanity is relegated to the role of cattle. Valentine will stop at nothing to restore Humanity to it's rightful glory and position at the top of the food chain. Nov 14, Brian rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People who know me know well that I love me a good vampire story one of my wife's Christmas gifts to me was the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book collection.
So it should probably come as no surprise that I plowed right through this book and plan on reading the other books in the series in quick succession though I may not review them all. While the ending to the book was somewhat predictable, the book overall was enjoyable enough that I'm going to pursue the rest of the series as well. Nov 22, Monk rated it really liked it. The title is a bit deceptive, probably to capitalize on the current vampire craze.
Vampires-light like Edward wouldn't last ten minutes in this world one can only wish that they fared as poorly in ours. The "vampires" here are an alien invasion force that has ushered in an apocalypse and enslaved much of humanity. Knight melds elements of horror, sci-fi, and military fiction into a well-developed imagining of the future. Strong characters, plenty of action. Some dark and disturbing moments I've just cracked the cover on the second book, and it appears to be just as strong. Jul 02, alice rated it liked it.
In this post-apocalyptic tale civilization has not ended altogether; there is a regressed farm-based slowly declining dystopic society ruled by alien-vampires and a patchwork of societies that enjoy various levels of freedom and prosperity. I don't recall being annoyed by any glaring inconsistencies in this new world. Too much emotional distance between the reader and Valentine depleted the story of tension, suspense, and a general feeling of involvement.
Still the action sequences were engaging In this post-apocalyptic tale civilization has not ended altogether; there is a regressed farm-based slowly declining dystopic society ruled by alien-vampires and a patchwork of societies that enjoy various levels of freedom and prosperity.
Still the action sequences were engaging enough to keep me reading and the overall pacing of the story was excellent. Jul 14, Elke rated it it was amazing Shelves: Way of the Wolf is the first book in one of the best vampire series ever. The story is very complex, original and ambitiously written. It definitely has a 'military' touch and fighting and battle in it, which I usually don't read and would think of as 'male' books.
But this one also spends a lot of time to describe the characters, their motivations and feelings. You should really give it a try! You may also check out the author's website which presents further background information to the vampi Way of the Wolf is the first book in one of the best vampire series ever. You may also check out the author's website which presents further background information to the vampire earth series. Oct 23, Tammy rated it liked it Shelves: Although I expected more from this story in the way of high adventure I still enjoyed it.
This is simply a story of a young man and his journey as he goes from hiding into fighting the Kurians who have been ruling Earth for 40 yrs. I will probably read 2 in this series in the hopes that the MC creates more inter-personal relationships and has a bit more excitement.
Apr 15, Karen rated it really liked it. I really liked this book.
The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is I felt it needed a bit of editing, there were some parts that were just too long and seemed to just be the author indulging them self and not necessary. But other than that a very good read. Aug 17, Kevinalbee rated it really liked it. I have enjoyed this entire series. The Way of the wolf is the 1st. If you enjoy apocalyptic fiction this is a good and light read. It has life energy sucking vampires, world shattering plagues and real politic.
They are light reading about 4 hrs a book for me but good escapist fiction. Feb 09, Kat Kennedy rated it it was ok Shelves: The confusing action sequences and mismatched narrative fails what is otherwise an intriguing and interesting story. Jun 12, Patricia rated it really liked it. Pretty good, different outlook on vampires.
As different from Edward Cullen and Twilight as the movie 30 days of night More or less an adventure novel. Mar 17, Tessa in Mid-Michigan rated it it was ok Shelves: I know I read this and wasn't thrilled Nov 05, Angie rated it liked it. A fast-paced and easy read. Not great literature but fun and light. Appeals to the 14 year old boy in me that loves Firefly, Torchwood, and other such awesome nonsense.
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