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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Vampire Hunter D Volume 18: Fortress of the Elder God


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Dark Horse Books and Digital Manga Publishing proudly present the next thrilling volume in the Vampire Hunter D novel series D, the ageless, supernatural vampire hunter, takes charge of protecting the survivors of an aircraft that has crash-landed in a deadly zone known as the Playground. But before D can assist them, he must first battle a legion of undead warriors swarming from the fortress of the Sacred Ancestor, the oldest vampire in existence



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emmejo, September 5, 2013 (view all comments by emmejo)
When a plane crashes in a dangerous location known as The Playground, the survivors are facing a terrifying death at the jaws and claws of whatever beasts remain from the days of the Nobility. Luckily for them, they meet D, and guilt him into taking them as clients. He agrees as long as he can stop by a ruin and complete his other job. But things get more complicated as the group enters the castle and the people who were clinging together start to be threats to each other.

This series seems to be getting weaker as it goes on. The plots are more ambitious, but there isn't enough action and character development to hold the reader's attention. Kikuchi has written other VHD stories that involve a group of disparate strangers forced to travel together, and made them play off each other well. Here, we get almost no feel for relationships or motives. It makes it awfully hard to give a damn who lives and who dies a horrible death.

There is also a lack of the playful, genre-savvy tendencies that showed up in the beginning. (There was one funny exchange between D and Jan when they were attacked on the raft that made me snort with laughter.) This book feels like it is trying too hard to be serious without the material to back it up.
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Kikuchi, Hideyuki
Dark Horse Comics
Amano, Yoshitaka
Literature-A to Z
Horror - General
Fantasy - General
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