Vampire Hunter D #15: Dark Road: Part 3

by Hideyuki Kikuchi | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9781595825001 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingemmejowing of Cortland, New York USA on 5/25/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingemmejowing from Cortland, New York USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This book picks up where VHD: Dark Road: Parts 1 & 2 leaves off, with most of the surviving members of the Frontier supply wagon train held captive in a little town by the infamous Dr. Gretchen, a vampire with a poison obsession. D needs to find a way to get them out, but he still has a number of enemies who will do what they can to kill him. How much can one Hunter do against so many varied attacks?

You can read most of my comments on this story arc HERE in the review for the earlier book.

I still thought there were a lot of elements underutilized in this book, particularly the character of Lord Rocambole. Normally this series doesn't shy away from messy (both in the sense of gory and in messing with each other's minds) family fights, so I was disappointed by an apparent set-up for one of these that went nowhere. Perhaps Kikuchi figured there had been enough of that in VHD:Twin-Shadowed Knight that readers wouldn't be looking for more just yet.

I'll admit to not having predicted the plot twist near the end of this book. I need to stop falling for the frail, swooning damsel act. :-)

NOTE: Originally this storyline was told over 3 books, but for the English version the first two were combined into one volume, hence this being marked as Part 3 even though there are only two books.

Journal Entry 2 by wingemmejowing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (6/8/2011 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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Added this book to the Weird Western Bookbox, which is on its way to GoryDetails.

Although this and the previous volume aren't great examples of the series, if someone wants to read the series they'll probably want these books.

Journal Entry 3 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Monday, July 25, 2011
This book didn't manage to find a new reader in the Weird Western bookbox, and instead came back to me. I'll have to release it somewhere else eventually.

Journal Entry 4 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, June 15, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (6/15/2012 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

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Added this book to the Vampire Bookbox

Journal Entry 5 by Tribefan at Lakemore, Ohio USA on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Took out of emmejo's Vampire Bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by Tribefan at -- Paperbackswap.com, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (9/26/2012 UTC) at -- Paperbackswap.com, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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