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.
It's 2075 and the fight to liberate Earth from the mysterious Kurians continues in the grim seventh Vampire Earth episode (after Valentine's Resolve). Freedom fighter David Stuart Valentine is determined to overthrow the Kurian Occupation with the help of Sergeant Major Patel, one of Valentine's former key associates, and a ragtag army of humans and alien Grogs. To establish a new "freehold" in the Appalachian Mountains, Valentine and company must fight blood-drinking Reapers, harpies, gargoyles and other evil minions of the invaders. Though there's a clear vision of the courageous resistance fighters, the Kurians are ciphers and too often offstage. Valentine does find time for romance with an old friend and makes a brief, touching visit to his secret charge, Blake, a child Reaper, but this action-heavy episode suffers from battle-fatigue and a mind-numbing grimness to this installment that's more about defeat than victory.
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June 30, 2008
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