In Fall With Honor, Val is taking part in an effort to start another area of human control in a Kurian zone. He’s worn down, tired, and somewhat broken, but he’s still Val.
Fall With Honor was a bit of a let down. There is an intriguing mission and there could be interesting characters,
but the folks who surround Val seem to be just different iterations of many similar characters who he’s fought, served with, and hated before.
The best part of the book was when past characters put in cameo appearances. Val himself seems to be just going through the motions, and it feels like Mr. Knight has gotten bored with Vampire Earth and doesn’t really give it the attention and talent that earlier installments got.
I was frustrated with Fall With Honor. With a little more work and creativity there could be so much more happening at this point. There’s so much
potential! But, Knight has left plenty of loose ends, so I’m hoping to see some great stuff come of it. I just hope that he can bring this series back to its former glory.
Vampire Earth — (2001-2014) Publisher: Welcome to David Valentine’s world. It is a world where conquered humans occupy a role somewhere between livestock and slaves. A world ruled by unearthly monsters of such dark intent and limitless hunger that they can only be called Vampires. Violently orphaned at the age of eleven, Valentine’s aimless life changes when he meets a group of men bearing arms against the vampiric invaders and their human allies. These men are Wolves: elite guerilla fighters engaged in an ongoing battle to win back the Earth. The Way of the Wolf is not an easy road to travel. Few men or women can master the disciplines involved, and those who do rarely survive for long. But for young David Valentine, compelled by the losses of his past and the dreams of his future, there can be no other choice. It is a choice that will lead him to adventures beyond his wildest imaginings… and to horrors worse than any he has ever faced.