Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon

-Written by John Vornholt
-164 Pages
-January 1998

  Summary: It's summer vacation in Sunnydale and the carnival has come to town. At the carnival Willow and Xander hook up with two carnies but Buffy sense something evil about them and she thinks it has something to do with the sudden influx of coyotes in the area. Eventually Buffy learns that the carnies are skinwalkers and that they're in town to raise Spurs Hardaway, their old master, from his grave in one of Sunnydale's cemeteries. Buffy has to stop these werecoyotes before Willow and Xander become their victims.
   
  Rating: 4/5
   
  Review: Fun to read and true to the series because it felt like an episode I might have watched. The characters were really well written and none of them stuck out as being out of character. I liked the idea of a carnival and it was put to good use. The old skinwalker coyote, Hopscotch, added a nice twist to the story because he didn't want Spurs raised unlike the rest of his kind. It was interesting how he helped Buffy out in the end. My favourite part had to be when Buffy put her Slayer skills to good work and dunked that clown by hitting the trip line with the soft ball. Classic :) Definitely a good book.
   
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