Thursday, January 16, 2014
Review: Demon Deathchase by Hideyuki Kikuchi
(Vampire Hunter D #3)
by Hideyuki Kikuchi
Format: Paperback (211 pages)
Published: January 18th 2006 by Digital Manga Publishing / Dark Horse
Source: Bought Myself
The third volume of the popular Japanese series comes to America in Vampire Hunter D: Demon Deathchase. The vampire hunter known only as D has been hired by a wealthy, dying man to find his daughter, who was kidnapped by the powerful vampire Lord Meierlink. Though humans speak well of Meierlink, the price on his head is too high for D to ignore and he sets out to save her before she can be turned into an undead creature of the night. In the nightmare world of 12090 A.D., finding Meierlink before he reaches the spaceport in the Clayborn States and gets off the planet will be hard enough, but D has more than just Meierlink to worry about. The dying man is taking no chances, and has also enlisted the Marcus family, a renegade clan of four brothers and a sister who don't care who they kill as long as they get paid. Beautiful illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano complement the post-apocalyptic plot, filled with chilling twists. Co-Published with Digital Manga Publishing.
This book is told in multiple perspectives. To name a few were D, the Marcus Clan, Mayerling, and the girl that was with Mayerling. That was only a few. I think reading it from so many perspectives really helps you imagine this story of adventure better.This story is very action / adventure / fantasy with tons of description. All of these books are very strong with world and character building.
The setting for this book is on the frontier. Where its often to dangerous for anyone to travel and you never know what creatures you'll run into day or night.
This story has to do with of course Vampire Hunter D who is a dhampir, half human half vampire (Noble). I love his character sooo much he seems very detached from the other characters of every book that I've read of his adventures (3). He like the ultimate, smoothest fighter I've read about, it almost comes to easy for him.
Within this book D is hired to go get a girl who was captured by a Noble. But a clan of vampire hunters was hired for the job as well. Not to mention the girl went with Mayerling (the vampire) on her own free will (this is very rare) and they love each other.
Just that little glimpse of storyline makes this book have such strong appeal to me. Not to mention after reading the first two I was hooked.
The Marcus Clan was interesting to read about. There is five of them in all and they all have their own skills that make them strong hunters for just being humans. I think my favorite character out of their clan would have to be the girl Leila. She is very strong with what she has to put up with and shes a pretty bad-ass at driving.
Mayerling and his girl are so romantic. I loved the two of them together and I just wanted to keep reading to see if they'd make it out alive. They have quite a few "awe" moments to them.
I really enjoyed this book, I found it to be a quick read. There is always some really dark and mess up things within these books I noticed so far, but their interesting to read about. It is one of the shorter ones that have read out of this series, but I enjoyed this story more than I did for the second.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 bats.