Spark and Burn

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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What is the true measure of a champion?

In the nineteenth century a boy named William was born. A sweet, gentle boy -- no one could have guessed the suffering he'd cause, the pain he'd inflict. When, as a young man, he meets a woman called Drusilla -- a strange woman, a woman unlike anyone William has ever known -- he is fundamentally changed. She has turned him. There will be no more William. He is Spike now.
As Spike, he travels Europe with a band of vagabond vampires. Dru, Darla, and Angelus instruct him on his new nature, and from them he learns about that greatest of vampiric enemies, the girl who is chosen to stand up against them, trained to kill them, endowed with the strength it takes to defeat them: the Slayer. Then and there, Spike decides he'll hunt down those slayers. He'll see how many he can find.
Who would have thought then that he'd fight on the Slayer's side? Who would have guessed that Spike, once William, would go out and seek his soul for a slayer? Who would have dared dream he'd fall in love with one?
 

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I have to agree with a reviewer on GoodReads. Like her, I love Spike--all the more reason I was disappointed, because this novel is basically a novelization, a recap, of his backstory and those events ... Read full review

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User Review  - s.michellehos - LibraryThing

Lovely!!! This book offers an inside-look into the repercussions of Spike getting his soul back. You travel through his life, from the time he was human to after he gets his soul. All in all, this book is the perfect addition to any BtVS fan's collection. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
20
Chapter Three
43
Chapter Four
66
Chapter Five
97
Chapter Six
123
Chapter Seven
143
Chapter Eight
156
Chapter Nine
178
Chapter Ten
201
Chapter Eleven
223
Epilogue
235
About the Author
241
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About the author (2005)

Diane G. Gallagher lives in Florida with her husband, Marty Burke, five dogs, three cats, and a cranky parrot. A professional folk musician in the 1970s, Gallagher also wrote songs and dabbled in whimsical fantasy art in the 1980s. She is best known for her hand-colored print series, "Woof: The House Dragon," and she won a Hugo for Best Fan Artist 1988. "The Alien Dark" (TSR1990) was her first published novel. Gallagher has written over 70 titles, including books in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Charmed," Smallville," and "Star Trek" series.

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