The Rose Princess
English Title Vampire Hunter D: The Rose Princess
Original title Vampire Hunter 8: D — The Rose Princess
Japanese 吸血鬼ハンター8 D―薔薇姫 (Banpaia Hantā 8: D — Baraki)
Author Hideyuki Kikuchi
Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano
Translator Kevin Leahy
English Publication Data
Publication date November 7, 2007
Published by DH Press, DMP Books
Pages 195
ISBN ISBN 1-59582-109-0
Japanese Publication Data
Publication date January 31, 1994
January 7, 2008
Published by Asahi Sonorama
ISBN ISBN 4-257-76641-7
ISBN 4-02-265509-7
Publication Order
English Volume 9
Japanese Vampire Hunter 8
Preceded by
Mysterious Journey to the North Sea
Followed by
Pale Fallen Angel

The Rose Princess is the ninth novel in the Vampire Hunter series.

Plot SummaryEdit

In Sakuri, a young woman is about to be sacrificed to the vampiric Noblewoman who reigns over the village. But before the princess can drain the life from the woman, a young man tries to slay the vampire. He fails and manages to escape, but in doing so incurs the wrath of the entire town. The citizens of Sakuri have entered into a pact with the Undead princess and her monstrous bodyguards. With the ritual offering disrupted, the vampire's armored bodyguards vow to murder the villagers one by one until the would-be hero is captured.

When Vampire Hunter D learns of the villagers' bargain he knows he faces several almost impossible challenges-can he rid the town of the parasitic demons that plague it? What if Sakuri's inhabitants don't want to be rescued? And can he uncover the secret that even the vampire Noble is afraid to speak?

(Summary taken from Dark Horse Comics)


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