Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come.
Ozark Free Territory, 2071: The Kurian Order has reigned for fifty years. Using the dreaded power of their Reaper avatars, the alien, vampiric Kur hold dominion over the Earth and its inhabitants. Yet there are those who would rather die fighting than surrender to the unquenchable thirst of the enemy—those like David Valentine.
Returning to the Ozark Free Territory, Valentine is shocked to find it overrun by Kurians under the command of the merciless Consul Solon. In a bid to turn the tide, Valentine leads a courageous group of soldiers on a desperate mission to drive a spike into the gears of the Kurian Order. Valentine stakes life, honor, and the future of his home on a rebellion that sparks the greatest battle of his life—one that may not survive...
"David Valentine is a true hero." —SF Site
"Powerful...Readers will want to finish the tale in one sitting because it is so enthralling." —Midwest Book Review
"Knight is a master of description and tension... character-driven, speculative fiction adventure at its very best." —Black Gate
"I have no doubt that E. E. Knight is going to be a household name in the genre." —Silver Oak Book Reviews