been a slow time slaying-wise, but Halloween is coming and while
the later Halloween would see this situation continuing,
there's no such luck here.
Giles tells the Buffster that Halloween has its origins in the
druid feast of Samuinn, while Xander and Willow chip in with
tales that rain on Halloween causes scarecrows to come alive.
an early run-in with some vamps at the Bronze, Giles' history
lesson, some local folklore and plenty of fighting, Halloween
Rain could easily be an episode from season one or early
are perhaps rather too many pop culture references thrown in
for my liking, but this was the first original Buffy
novel so it's unfair to be too harsh on those things.
It's also unfortunate for the authors that most of the story
was contradicted on TV in Halloween.
not the greatest Buffy novel in the world, but it's a
fun runaround and a reasonable start to the original fiction
range, especially given some of the other early YA novels. BACK
TO THE TOP
by CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN
and NANCY HOLDER