Vampire Hunter D Volume 07: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea - Part One
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Vampire Hunter D Volume 07: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea - Part One (Vampire Hunter D #7)

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A girl's dying wish sends D on an impossible quest in this riveting prose novel.

Even a reluctant hero can't refuse the last request of a beautiful woman. On her deathbed, the mortally wounded woman gives him a strange gem and asks him to deliver the priceless stone to her sister, far off in a North Sea fishing village. D's journey is made ever more perilous by a series of...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published May 7th 2007 by Digital Manga Publishing / Dark Horse (first published May 2nd 2007)
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Ren the Unclean
Nov 28, 2007 Ren the Unclean rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: VHD fans
Shelves: horror
This is the first Vampire Hunter D book that is longer than one volume. It suffers from many of the flaws of the previous books in the series, but still is fairly entertaining.

The biggest problem I had with this book is that it is the most confusing of the series that I have read. Most of these books are slightly confusing, as the translation does not exactly clearly state what is going on to an American audience, but this one takes it slightly farther. One section near the beginning sort of doe...more
Ein
The translation, imho, is the worst in this book. Throughout the book I find myself having to go back and re-read certain passages because I find myself lost with what is going on sequence wise. Besides that, I enjoyed seeing D interact more personally with his employer: The strong willed Su-In. I enjoyed seeing a female protagnist who did not swoon at D right off the bat, didn't give a damn about his heritage, and can actually defend herself somewhat. Overall, I enjoyed the book and am looking...more
Gally
Vampire Hunter D Volume 08: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea - Part One Review by Gally Lines (3.5/5 stars)

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My review of Vampire Hunter D Volume 08: Mysterious Journey to the North Sea - Part Two

This is by far the best book in the series so far.

The flow of the translation is only a little rocky this time, with plenty of varied and elegant words and imagery (you won't read the words "vermilion" and "countenance" on every page), whereas it greatly hindered the readi...more
Anna
The plot in this volume became incredibly diluted. There was the bead, and then there was the festival, and then the five bad guys, and then the nobility at the big hole, and some weird thing going on with the sea...it didn't make a whole lot of sense. Yet Kikuchi's writing has become much clearer grammatically and full of more stylistic techniques. Frankly, this volume is far more beautifully written than all of the ones before it. In this case, practice really does make perfect. Hopefully this...more
Crystal Nelson
Review for novels 7 and 8. This book is a two parter:

This story is quit complex and I can see why this is a maybe for the next Vampire Hunter D movie. It wasn't your usually Vampire Hunter D story, where the girl falls for D and seem to suffer from "Oh save me baby" sysdrome. The main girl in this story isn't your perfect beauty either. She seem to have very muscluar body, not perfect body.

The story has many characters, and one might get confuess whom is whom. Many of a times I confues Glen with...more
J.S. Eaton
Another great entry in the Vampire Hunter D series. Not my favorite, but still a good read. We get lots of time with the villains this time around, which was interesting. D is his usual cold self, still being selfless for no reason at all, except to kill vampires.
D's left hand get's some action on his own, for a change. That little addition to D's character makes a ton of difference, in my opinion.
Doesn't beat Raiser of Gales, my personal favorite so far, but is still good. Four stars.
H.M.
There's a difficult predicament here because Mysterious Journey to the North Sea is divided into two parts, which means that this strongly shows that it's a "first act" in a longer storyline. Instead of feeling very cohesive, it introduces an extremely large cast of characters and doesn't quite get the chance to properly introduce them all; it's balancing too many different plot threads without giving any of them any proper closure. I'm hoping that the second part fixes this. I still did enjoy i...more
Marsha
Returning to the format of the lone gunman, a new landscape greets the icily beautiful dhampir. This time he has decided to protect a girl who has lost both sister and grandfather to ruthless assassins determined to get their hands on a strange bead that has washed ashore. To do so, D must brave phantoms of vanished Nobility and an ocean that is more than it appears. The mystery of the bead (which remains untold in this volume) draws a diverse bunch of characters after it, giving this story the...more
aaron
another good addition into the vampire hunter d series by kikuchi. this one finds d taking a gem across the country as the dying wish of a woman. along the way he is met by the usual cadre of powerful enemies who don't stand a chance against the powerful d. another good read in the series.
branewurms
Loved Su-In. (Although I am a little baffled as to how she can be described as having a "large frame" that runs "a tad to the heavy side" and then later on she's described as being "about a hundred pounds" of weight on D's back...)
Emerch
Nice. D got some powerful opponents on this one. And finally we have some young women who are actually cabable of fighting for themselves occationally.
And is it just me, or is the left hand funnier than ever? ;)
Janice
Gah! It's been so long since I updated Goodreads, that I've forgotten when I finished this one. :-(
Saud Aldrees
one of my favorite books of Vampire Hunter D.
Emily
Love these books...
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