Someone is itching for a fight with the slayer. Who may you ask? Well, a long forgotten slayer whom the journals of the Watchers record as being dead way back in Greece, 1527. Or so as they thought.
Cassia the vampire slayer has become a victim of the very thing she was sworn to kill...a bloodthirsty vampire. Angry and hateful since that fateful day on the coast of Greece so long ago, Cassia has changed her name and look dozens of times, but not her mission...killing. Everyone and anything that gets in her way.
The goal right now? Kill the present slayer who is reputed to be the best and strongest...Buffy....
Twice as strong as a slayer and extremely skilled, Cassia, or shall we call her by her new name, Celina the vampire slayer vampire, has met up with some of the slayer's friends in the past...namely Angel and Spike.
The key to Buffy's survival is the knowledge they both have of her, but is it too late? But, is Celina too good for Buffy? Narrowly escaping her wrath once back in 1960, Angel is fearful for Buffy and Spike doesn't tell a better tale of the vamped slayer.
Adding to the pressure of the ultimate fight, tension is all around the trio, Angel's unability to be with his one and only love, Buffy's realization that they cannot be together and Spike struggling to come to terms with being in love with the slayer and knowing her heart belongs to Angel.
Not only is there the vamped slayer causing havock and the love triangle pulsing around them, but now Anaya has been revisited by her old boss...D'Hoffryn. He wants her back...
Will Anaya return to vengeance or remain on this mortal plane to die eventually, but with love? Will Buffy let the lure of eternal life and of its rewards of being with Angel once again sway her to turn to her dark side as did Celina?
Extremely charged and exciting, this book should've been an episode. Fitted somewhere in the beginning of the 5th Season after Joyce's death and before most of the trouble with the Hellgod Glory and the Key Dawn. This writer really captures the true essence of the characters and the problems that they faced that season.