Blood and Fog Mass Market Paperback – May 1 2003
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About the Author
Nancy Holder has published sixty books and more than two hundred short stories. She has received four Bram Stoker awards for fiction from the Horror Writers Association, and her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She has written or cowritten twenty Buffy and Angel projects. Her books from Simon Pulse include the New York Times bestselling series Wicked and the novel Spirited. A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, Nancy is currently a writing teacher at the school. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and their growing assortment of pets. Visit her at nancyholder.com.
Top Customer Reviews
I guess the book could've been worse, but for the most part it was nonsensical, badly written, badly researched, and dredged up (and unimaginatively rehashed) some of the stupidest parts of the television show.
I wouldn't recommend this book. I do wish there were more Spike-centric BtVS novels out there, though. He was a fascinating character.
There probably are good Buffy books out there, but this isn't one of them. I've read three books in the Buffy series by Holder now (Immortal, The Book of Fours, and this one), and this was by far the worse. Joss really needs to quit letting Holder write for the series.
Please, don't waste your money (...).
The flashbacks to london are very interesting and you find out about Elizabeth, a slayer with which spike struck his first deal. The main characters in the book are Spike and willow, as they are in the season. The book is worth buying for Spikes comment on taras choice of underwear alone!
The finale is well written with Buffy being put in a very uncomfortable position. Her relationship and feelings for spike are explored in a way never before shown on tv and Nancy does what she does best in this interesting, unusual book. The epilogue is extremely sad, as you see a side to Giles you haven't seen since season four, and realise just how much he, Buffy and everyone around them has given up to save the world.
This makes you think more than the usual books, and is really enjoyable. I would defineately recommend it to anyone.
This is not-so important facts that make this book doesn't look
like "Based on the popular tv series... blah blah blah.."
Spike met the First? That's no way either because he should have already told Buffy in the episode "Sleeper" in season 7. I guess this is written before season 7.
Jack the Ripper or The Reaper in ATS season 5? I think in ATS S5 episode 4, is trying to imply that The Reaper is the same person/monster as Jack the Ripper.
The story proceeds in parallel grooves, one about Elizabeth, the Slayer doomed to meet up with Jack in Whitechapel, and the other about modern times, where Buffy has to discover how to close a portal for the umpteenth time. The common personality is Spike who was lurking about with Drusilla when Jack made his debut performance. Other than this link the stories have little in common, and Holder never quite succeeds in blending them together.
I have no clue why Holder siezed on the word Banshee, the word for woman fairy, to use as the name of the king of the Tuatha de Danann. It is one of those little distractions that can mar the effect of a story, and Holder creates several in this one volume. Redefining Jack the Ripper as a dark elf cross-breed doesn't rings false, since it creates the need for one distortion after another in both British history or legend. This is a shame, since there is nothing wrong with the basic plot idea of having Buffy meet a historical monster. Nor should there be anything wrong with a story that lands her in the midst of at ancient conflict between the Fay races. but the two together just don't gel.
Holder tries to anticipate the events to come in the TV series, but only succeeds in drawing an excruciating picture of Willow's inner turmoil and anguish at her seperation from Tara.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The book did not take as long as I thought to get here.
Not damaged at all.
Will order from this company again!
This book has it all: action-mystery-flash backs and more! It's about Jack the Ripper wanting to get back to this dimension, and maybe it will work! Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by romy
This if by far Nancy's best book. I liked the flashbacks and it's always fun to see the Angel/Darla and Spike/Dru. Plus, as a fan of Buffy/Spike I liked their scenes. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
"Blood and Fog" is the best Nancy Holder book that I have read. I think "Blood and Fog" does an excellent job of dealing with the very complex issues of Season Six. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Catherine Robbins
I bought this on a whim...and loved it. the characters are spot on, and the plot is interesting. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good read and a good buffy.Published on April 25 2004 by Joe Gabriel
This was the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer book I ever read. And let me tell you, it did not dissapoint! This book got me started on my obsession with Buffy books. Read morePublished on April 23 2004 by Missy
Fans of Buffy the Vampire slayer... will enjoy this book but be annoyed with the changes and mis representation of the characters. Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by Carla Eagle
I really enjoyed this book. It plays well on Willow's magic addiction and the Spuffy relationship. It's very entertaining because it switches from Spike's past with Dru and the... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004
I am a Buffy fan but didn't expect the books to be so good. This book gives a major point in the whole Buffy scenario.
1. tells Spike's history with slayers
2. Read more
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