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Vampire Hunter D Volume 10: Dark Nocturne (Vampire Hunter D #10)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  460 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the title story, "Dark Nocturne," D is hired to unlock the secret of a siren's song that is drawing men in their twenties to their deaths in the hills outside Anise Village. In "Notes on Imagined Autumn" D finds himself caught between two lovers during a ritualistic sacrifice in the village of Shirley's Door, but if D can't stop the sacrifice will all in the village be ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published March 26th 2008 by Digital Manga Publishing / Dark Horse
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J.S. Eaton
Jun 18, 2014 J.S. Eaton rated it really liked it
Dark Nocturne-Vampire Hunter D Volume 10
Another great addition to the D series. This book is actually three novellas packed into one volume. The first story is called Dark Nocturne, about a mysterious song the Nobility(vampires) have created. The second story, An Ode to Imagined Fall, is about a young woman about to be sacrificed in order to save a village. And third is Legend of the War Fiends, about two figures genetically programmed to fight each other in a long-forgotten war.
Of the three, D
Dec 29, 2014 Jag rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
Worst in the series so far.
Nov 16, 2013 Gally rated it liked it
Vampire Hunter D Volume 10: Dark Nocturne Review by Gally Lines (3/5 stars)

Dark Nocturne features Vampire Hunter D's journeys through Spring, Fall, and Winter -- the first volume to feature three short stories instead of one novella. The shorter length of these tales didn't detract from their development; in fact, the details and characters were clearer and developed faster.

The synopsis on the back of the book is somewhat vague and incorrect. The first story, "Dar
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it liked it
This is the 10th novel in the Vampire Hunter D series. This novel is different from previous novels in that it is actually a collection of three novellas. I didn't realize this when I purchased the book. It was interesting to read short stories about D; I think this material lends itself to a short story type format.

The above being said this was probably the worst installment in the Vampire Hunter D series yet. The first story (after which the book is named) is just off. D had a flippant attitud
Ren the Unclean
Aug 13, 2008 Ren the Unclean rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This is an interesting entry in the VHD series. It is actually three short stories, rather than the regular length novels that Kikuchi usually writes.

The first, Dark Nocturne, involves D helping a town that is plagued by a siren that is luring people to their deaths. There are a couple of guys with cool abilities that work into it as a rival group that D sort of joins but ends up, of course, having to kill. This story is sort of confusing and probably is not the best of the three.

The second, An
This is actual a trio of novellas—yet another surprise from this author. Each story is different and each holds mysteries and challenges for the titular hero. Short stories and novellas are not popular in Japan. There are no magazines that carry the former. The author was stretching his talents to meet the different demands of the novella and mostly succeeded. Each story is different in tone, character and outline. But all feature the enigmatic D and are fully deserving of the supernatural genre ...more
Jun 22, 2008 aaron rated it really liked it
man i love these books. they are always and quick and entertaining read. this is the only collection of short stories that kikuchi has currently written in the vampire hunter d series. all three are great stand alone stories. enjoy!
Okay, was it just me, or did the farm girl and the giant dude in the last novella totes want to OT3 up with D? It was... kind of... adorable...

Kikuchi just doesn't seem to get sick of the whole "D's hand talks! Everyone wonders why the fuck D suddenly sounds like a dirty old man" joke either, l-lol.
Jun 25, 2008 Todd rated it really liked it
fun, fluff stuff. I like the bizarre style of the Vampire D books and movies but sometimes I think the translation is not dead on. Good to while away some time
Mar 22, 2013 Emerch rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantacy
There's nothing wrong in these short stories, but I just like my D's as longer novels. It's always a funride beside him (& left hand) ;)
Dec 08, 2012 Fiona rated it really liked it
I will get this out again and finish it, but i might be better off starting with the first novel next time.
Jul 13, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it
totally different style to most of the modern vampire books out there, a refreshing change!
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