Illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.
When a ruthless quartet of robbers leaves a trail of bloody slaughter through a small frontier town, the mayor looks to hire a pair of bounty hunters to bring them to justice. But their path is strewn with peril and supernatural terror - an army of enchanted soldiers swarms the road leading to an abandoned castle! If they want to survive the journey, these hunters must enlist the help of the greatest warrior in the world - the vampire hunter known only as D.
Hideyuki Kikuchi (born 1949) is a Japanese author famous for his horror novels. His most famous works including the Vampire Hunter D series, Darkside Blues and Wicked City. He has been compared to both Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft.
Hideyuki Kikuchi. Wikipedia.