Tale of the Dead Town (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 4)
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When a floating city becomes the target of a rash of vampire attacks, only one man can restore the oasis.
"The City," a tiny metropolis of a few hundred sheltered citizens floating serenely on a seemingly random course a few feet above the ground, has long been thought safe from the predation of marauding monsters. It seemed like a paradise.
A paradise shattered when an invasion of apparent vampires threatens the small haven. While the Vampire Hunter known only as "D" struggles to exterminate the scourge, a former denizen of the city, the attractive Raleigh Knight, and the brash John M. Brassalli Pluto VIII seize control of the city lurching it onto a new and deadly course. D's travails are just beginning.
hoarse voice said in reply. “The memory’s been completely erased from the cells. But then, I guess you already know this guy wasn’t made to serve any Noble.” Was the voice suggesting, then, that this vampire had just spontaneously generated? Not surprised in the least, D nodded. “But those who aren’t Nobility don’t just turn into Nobles on their own.” “Then that’d mean someone had to make him that way,” the voice suggested. “What we’ve got here is an imitation vampire. The question is, who
once on the number one reactor, snapping at it like the fangs of a crazed beast. Fire shot from the energy flow control system and five of the safeties, and the now unbalanced flames of nuclear fusion quickly drove the needle toward the danger zone. In no time at all, pale blue flames had burst through the bottom plates of the town and were shooting wildly into the air. - Wracked by the powerful shocks, Lori gave a silent scream and clung desperately to her bed. Dr. Tsurugi ran to her.
opened his mouth, displaying a pair of stark white fangs. Discarding the bloody lower jaw he had in his hand, he slowly walked toward D. He knew who the real foe was. His feet stopped moving. If the vampire knew who his enemy was, he also knew the extent of his enemy’s power. Fear left a clear taint on his cruel face. “When did he start acting strangely?” D asked. His tone was so tranquil in the face of this fearsome opponent that it absolutely beggared belief. “Been like that ever since he
immortal flesh of a Noble, reveling in an eternal life free from the filth of the mortal world. I may have failed, but the Knights succeeded. And as soon as they did so, they tried to get out of town.” “The vampire who attacked your daughter was one you made, wasn’t he?” “That’s right. I made two, and both of them escaped. One of them turned his fangs on my daughter, the other one is spreading his germs all over town now.” “Half the town’s already been turned into vampires. If you want to
had been lost in the darkness. Did D sense that the presence had abruptly vanished? He kept on running, and, when he halted, it was in precisely the same spot where his foe had disappeared. D had noticed that the deep footprints that’d led him that far ended in the soft grass. His opponent had vanished into the heavens or sunk into the earth—neither of which was especially uncommon in this world. D stood still. Black steel jutting from his left shoulder and fresh blood dripping from the