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Pocket Pulse, 2001 - Fiction - 136 pages
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Buffy Summers' adjustment to life at U.S. Sunnydale has not gone smoothly. She feels awkward, insecure, and a bit jealous that Willow's all over the college life. So when the spirit of deceased Slayer Lucy Hanover appears to Buffy in a dream with news of impending danger, the timing couldn't be worse.

Besides, there's plenty of evil afoot as it is. A unified troop of vampires has descended upon Sunnydale, operating with a cohesion unusual to most bloodsuckers. Giles thinks a spell will help the gang combat these foes, but tension between Buffy and Willow gets in the way of demon hunting.

Before long, a single moment of bad judgment catapults Buffy into an alternate future dimension where vampires reign supreme. Imprisoned in the body of her 24-tear-old self, the Slayer must uncover her past misstep and correct it -- or risk facing a terrifying monster that she herself has created...

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User Review  - PhilSyphe -

Believe I read this novel during the latter part of 2002. Thinking back 13 years, I recall Buffy's "present" soul being transported and trapped into her future self when she's in a world turned sour ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape -

The first in a quadrilogy entitled "The Lost Slayer" begins like your average Buffy plot: new Big Bad shows up in town with freaky acolytes and tries to take on the Slayer. Giles even gets knocked out ... Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, L.A. Times best-selling author of such novels as Straight on 'Til Morning, Strangewood, Prowlers, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers.

Golden has also written a great many books and comic books related to the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. His other comic book work includes stories featuring such characters as Batman, Wolverine, Spider-Man, The Crow, and Hellboy, among many others.

As a pop culture journalist, he was the editor of the Bram Stoker Award-winning book of criticism, CUT!: Horror Writers on Horror Film, and co-author of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book and The Stephen King Universe.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. He graduated from Tufts University. He is currently at work on the third book in the Prowlers series, Predator and Prey, and a new novel for Signet called The Ferryman. There are more than four million copies of his books in print. Please visit him at