Slayers Vol. 6: Vezendi's Shadow (Japanese: ヴェゼンディの闇 Romaji: vezendi no yami) is the sixth book in the Slayers novel series written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi. It was first published in Japan in 1993 by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. It was translated to English and published by TOKYOPOP in 2006. Thanks to J-Novel Club rescuing the license of the series in 2020, it was released again digitally on 11th of March 2021, based on the rerelease of the novels in 2008. Current release date for physical version unknown.
From the back of the book
After receiving the message, "come to Vezendi, or someone will die," Lina and the gang set off for Vezendi, and it's no easy trip-- everywhere they go, a trap is awaiting them. Who could be behind the chaos? It's Lina's old "friend", Zuuma, who will stop at nothing to enact his revenge on Lina and Gourry. When the group finally decides to finish Zuuma off once and for all, will their efforts be enough?
- Zuuma/Seigram destroyed.
- Xelloss and Zelgadiss officially join Lina's traveling party.
- It is revealed that Xelloss is actually a Mazoku
- Lina Inverse
- Gourry Gabriev
- Zelgadiss Graywords
- Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune
- Zuuma/Seigram (merged)
- Radok Ranzaad
- Abel Ranzaad
When Tokyopop tried to cancel the English publication of the Slayers novels after Vezendi's Shadow (see the article on Novel seven for details), they attempted to pass the sixth book off as the series finale. As a result, the Tokyopop edition of this book does not include the usual afterword by Hajime Kanzaka and L, or the preview of volume seven in the back of the book. A translation of the afterword, posted in Tokyopop's forum by one of the novels' translators, can be viewed here