Mercenary Road (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 19)
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When a quartet of robbers leaves a trail of slaughter through a town, the mayor looks to hire a pair of bounty hunters to bring them to justice. But their path is blocked by an army of soldiers! If they want to survive the journey, they must enlist the help of the Vampire Hunter known only as D.
perfectly straight, D surveyed his surroundings. The supernatural soldiers who lay on the ground were fading, one after another. Their shapes crumbled, they became masses of gas, and then the wind scattered them. “So, even those who’ve died once can die again?” the left hand remarked, letting a belch escape. Spotting a lone figure writhing some fifteen feet away, D approached him. Though his basic features were human, it was unsettling the way the soldier’s face remained expressionless despite
“You got left behind, too.” “You don’t have to remind me. And that’s exactly why I can’t just leave her here.” “Are you going to look after her?” Irene was tongue tied. Never taking his eyes off the girl, D said, “You can go back if you like. What’s it going to be?” Irene looked down at Stanza, then turned her gaze in the direction of the town. Lacking anything to focus on, her eyes revealed how torn she was. “Okay,” she said as if the word were a curse, waving one hand in surrender. “I’m
appear from time to time on the Florence Highway are evil beings created by the Nobility and even feared by the same. It’d be hard enough to sneak by them and make it to the ruins, but then we’d have to make it back again. And I’ve only got one life to lose.” “There’s no proof that these attackers are the same mercenaries,” the mayor protested in a beastly growl. “They’re just a legend, and died out long ago—some five millennia ago. You think they’d come back after all this time?” “You do know
underestimated him, and paid dearly for it. I won’t be so lax with you. Be at ease. I shall be the one to slay my father.” “Why are you fighting?” “Because my father constantly interferes.” The Hunter said nothing. “In short, I view human beings as a malignant tumor, unfit to live. So I decided to wake the dead from their graves and make them mercenaries so that they might go out and wage war on the human scum. This was some five thousand years ago,” Drago said, a distant look in his eyes.
was amazing how the rest of his body remained standing perfectly straight. Saloon employees raced out through the hole the bio-man had knocked in the wall, armed with cattle prods to subdue him. Other people spilled into the street. The bio-man howled. Pale blue waves of electromagnetism from the prods assailed his titanic form. There were sparks from short circuits in a number of places on his gigantic form. Though the voltage was high enough to render a lesser dragon unconscious, in the case