|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)|
|English Publication Data|
|Publication date||November 7, 2007|
|Published by||DH Press, DMP Books|
|Japanese Publication Data|
|Publication date|| January 31, 1994|
January 7, 2008
|Published by||Asahi Sonorama|
|ISBN|| ISBN 4-257-76641-7|
|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.
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)
Other Characters Edit
- Mama Kipsch (the village witch doctor)
- Mama Kipsch grandson
- Elena's biker gang
- Yohan Kaiser
- Tumak (a family that tries to race out of the village of Sacri)
- Jaray (a family that tries to race out of the village of Sacri)
- Grau (runs a bar in a converted warehouse)
- Old Man Geppe
- Pony Express
- Northern Frontier Sector
- Sacri (village)
- Shamballa forest (forest)
- Jalha (village)
- Zamba (village)
- Road of Stakes
- Temple of the Inner Body
- Audio Drama - Description.
- Manga - Description.
Trivia pertaining to this volume.