Bored by the monotonous 1940s New York City nightlife, longtime lovers and vampires Spike and Drusilla venture to war-ravaged Europe in search of Freyja's Strand, an ancient gold necklace that allows its wearer to shift forms, in Golden's (Immortal) fourth Buffy: The Vampire Slayer thriller. Acquiring the coveted artifact, however, requires doing the bidding of the comically portrayed ice demon Scrymir, who possesses the necklace yet is oblivious of the trinket's priceless powers. In order to transform the world into a realm of darkness in which he will be the ruler, Scrymir instructs Spike and Dru to kill all the Slayers-in-Waiting, a group of 20 or so girls spanning the globe who are trained to assume the role of Vampire Slayer if and when the current slayer, Sophie Carstensen, should die.
Although this was published long before the "Fool for Love" episode aired and has therefore been thoroughly Jossed, this story was a lot of fun. Spike and Dru are at their evil best and while we don't really discover anything about them we didn't already know, they were still entertaining and I found myself pulling for them in spite of their evilness. The Slayer, the Potentials and all of the various Watchers were very well drawn characters and I got attached to them very quickly. This book was a fun afternoon read!
Loved it loved it loved it. But I love Buffy novels and I love the novels with Spike in them.