Illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano.
A mixed band of travelers from an inn, spared by seeming chance from a bizarre landslide that rushed and receded like a wave, find shelter in an ancient village older even than the most forsaken settlements on the Frontier! Indeed, for fearful rumor has it that once long ago the village was a testing ground of the Sacred Ancestor... that sought to twist the genes of aliens, humans, and Nobles into a new form of life! What was formed here in the distant past seeks to nourish itself on the travelers and rise again.
Can D save them and destroy the evil legacy - or is his arrival exactly what the village requires for its nightmare to awaken at last?
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.