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Vampire Hunter D #06: Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane

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ISBN13: 9781595821065
ISBN10: 1595821066
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Granny Viper is a "people finder," a searcher for lost souls along the roads of a forbidding wasteland. Her latest mission: the safe return of a young woman named Tae, kidnapped eight years ago by vampire Nobility and held in Castle Gradinia on the Frontier's far border. But rescuing Tae is only half the battle - Viper knows she and the girl can't cross the formidable expanse to the town of Barnabas alone. After making the fatal mistake of hiring the mercenary Bullow Brothers to help her, Granny turns to the legendary Vampire Hunter D for salvation. As they traverse the bleak desert between the Inner and Outer Frontier, the two women and D find themselves in a race for their lives. And they soon discover how cruel the desert is - and how very ruthless the Bullow Brothers are.

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Eons in the future in a toxic, terror-stricken world, The City is a veritable paradise. A tiny hamlet of a few hundred sheltered citizens, it floats serenely just a few feet above the ground on a seemingly random course, safe from the predation of marauding monsters. But paradise is shattered when a vampire invasion threatens the peaceful haven. While the Vampire Hunter known only as "D" struggles to exterminate the lethal scourge, the gorgeous Raleigh Knight and the brash John M. Brassalli Pluto VIII seize control of The City, launching it on a new and deadly course. D's travails are just beginning.


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emmejo, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
This book has D escorting an odd group of travelers (a "people finder" who uses magic to get back those taken by nobles, her most recent rescue, a pair of mercenary brothers, each with wacky powers, and a farmer) across a desert no-one has crossed because it is possessed by a malicious spirit. They must try to stop fighting among another in order to find a way to escape the living sands.

Very much an ensemble book. There is almost equal focus on each character. I was delighted to find out more about D, and to have him conversing with people. (As much as he does that anyway!) This was much more of a space western, where as the last two felt more fantasy.

The dialogue was brilliant! There were so many spots where I was just laughing out loud because what the characters were saying was perfect for them.

My complaints are that I felt the author made too big a deal about how good-looking D is in this book. I can see mentioning it every chapter or so to remind readers just how off-putting he can be to the humans, but it felt like every other page said it. It was also stated too plainly and baldly, there was little effort to make us see what was beautiful about him by describing him, it just kept saying that he was.

They also over used the word "mumble." I know they wanted D to speak softly and mostly to himself, but ai ya! how desperately they needed a thesaurus! Those two things bugged me a lot, but otherwise this book was awesome.
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jarrickA, April 11, 2007 (view all comments by jarrickA)
The sixth novel in the Vampire Hunter D series, Pilgrimage of the Sacred and the Profane is a very good book. Kikuchi takes elements of sci-fi, vampire horror lore, and the old west and weaves them into a compelling narrative. Kikuchi allows the characters of Granny Viper and the Bullow Brothers to paint the story, while at the same time never letting you forget that it is the mysterious taciturn D that really dominates the story. Though it is not quite as good as books #4 Tales of a Dead Town or #5 The Stuff of Dreams, it is still a solid read. A must read for fans of the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595821065
Author:
Kikuchi, Hideyuki
Publisher:
DH Press
Illustrator:
Amano, Yoshitaka
Author:
Amano, Yoshitaka
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Horror
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vampire Hunter D
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.30x5.28x.60 in. .46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Eons in the future in a toxic, terror-stricken world, The City is a veritable paradise. A tiny hamlet of a few hundred sheltered citizens, it floats serenely just a few feet above the ground on a seemingly random course, safe from the predation of marauding monsters. But paradise is shattered when a vampire invasion threatens the peaceful haven. While the Vampire Hunter known only as "D" struggles to exterminate the lethal scourge, the gorgeous Raleigh Knight and the brash John M. Brassalli Pluto VIII seize control of The City, launching it on a new and deadly course. D's travails are just beginning.


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