Loved this book! It takes up right after the series ends. Buffy goes to Europe to round up all the new slayers along with a few of her crew. She meets this mysterious Immortal guy who helps them and naturally fights other vampires and demons. If you wanted to know what happened right after the series, this is the book for you!
Characters were true to form too.
This book starts where Buffy & Angel left off. Nancy Holder did a great job in tying everything together.
No vacation. No benefits. And the only retirement is an early death.
With the closing of the Hellmouth and the awakening of hundreds of potential slayers, Buffy Summers thought she had overturned the Slayer's self-sacrifice and earned herself a much-deserved break. But the thrill of victory is short-lived. The Forces of Darkness are not ones to graciously accept defeat, and the collective rage unites disparate and powerful parties more eager than ever to reclaim dominance.
Willow's magickal distribution of the slayer essence left girls across the world discovering their latent power. Giles races to reorganize the now much-needed Watchers Council, and the Scoobies relocate to Europe. And there in Rome, Buffy is drawn to the Immortal -- a charismatic, if inscrutable, figure. But then comes word that a number of the fresh slayers are being coerced to join an army of slayers -- governed by the mysterious "Queen of the Slayers," an awesome evil determined to claim the intoxicating slayer essence for herself.
Xander is sent to Africa to learn more about the origin of the slayer essence. Instead, he returns to report that, alarmingly, there's not enough good in the world to counteract the overabundance of evil, and that the deciding apocalypse is drawing much too near. Alliances are formed and loyalties betrayed as it comes down to slayer versus slayer, leading to an ultimate battle of champions -- from Buffy's past and present. And then an unimaginable gift arrives...
Dylan A. reviewed Queen of the Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on
Helpful Score: 1
I don't know if i should blame the author, because this is the first book i have of her. But i loved how it began right were the show left off. But she ruined the end and the characters didn't act like themselves. And the story was very boring and it was nothing great like the stories were on the tv series. This book is one i would pass, because it can be too detailed at moments, but there was very little that i enjoyed from the book, but i would not include it to be the final installment to the series.
This book begins immediately after the fall of Sunnydale, answering such questions as how did they get out in that bus? who made it and who didn't? and what now? There are ties to both the Buffy and Angel series with references to both shows which make a nice narrative. It even includes what happened to Angel and Spike after their fight with the evil forces in the alley behind Wolfram and Hart's in LA. However, as good as several parts of this story are, some sections are too lightly covered and the ending is vastly unsatisfying. I enjoyed this book for the continuity but am terribly frustrated with the abrupt ending.