The Vampire Series That Claimed Six #1 New York Times Bestseller Slots in Just over a Single Year is Going Manga

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter novels have won over the world and propelled her to the tops of bestseller lists in multiple countries. Now St. Martin's Press, in conjunction with the legendary comic book and graphic novel publisher Dabel Brothers, is bringing her blockbuster novels to a whole new audience.

The first issue, THE DARK-HUNTERS, hits the shelves on July 7th. A longtime manga, anime and comic fan, Kenyon is working with veteran graphic novel writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (of Afro Samurai fame) to carefully sculpt her vision of the Dark-Hunter manga. Also on board is veteran artist Claudia Campos, who is well known for her work with Tokyopop. With sharp dialogue and intelligently idiosyncratic characters, Kenyon's unique style shines through as this shonen manga targets readers fourteen and older.

"Sherrilyn Kenyon's rise to the top of the bestseller lists has been extraordinary. And that is due to the imaginative and unique world she has created in her Dark Hunter novels," says Matthew Shear, Senior VP and Publisher of St. Martin's Paperbacks & Reference Group. "Now, new fans will get an opportunity to see these books come to visual life through our publication of manga.”

Vampires getting you down?
Call the baddest warriors in town…
An immortal warrior who once beat back the fiercest armies of Rome with nothing more than his sword and wits, Kyrian just woke up handcuffed to the one thing that can scare him blind: An Accountant. But Amanda Devereaux is much more than she seems. Mistaken for her vampire slaying twin sister, she's being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires ever born. And right now, Kyrian and Amanda are all that stands between humanity and oblivion. Let's hope they win.

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Price: $9.99, Trade Paperback
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
ISBN: 0-312-37687-1

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