Night of the Living Rerun

Night of the Living Rerun

-Written by Arthur Byron Cover
-178 Pages
-March 1998

  Summary: In 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, the Despised One was raised from the Otherworld and Samantha Kane, that generation's Slayer, died while defeating it. Now in 1997, the Master is trying to have history repeat itself but this time with a different ending. The spirits of the people responsible for the rise of the Despised One in 1692 are now inhabiting the bodies of Buffy and her friends. Buffy must stop the ritual from happening or the Master will rise from his prison below Sunnydale.
   
  Rating: 4/5
   
  Review: It's a confusing story and I have to admit that when I read it for the first in March 1998 I did not like it at all. I think partly because it dealt so much with the past. But now that I've read it again two and a half years later I really enjoyed it and I understood more of the story. It was interesting to see the spirits embody the usual gang and it made for a really fun story. I liked delving into the past and seeing another Slayer at a different time and what she would have been like. I really wish they would have elaborated a little more on Samantha Kane and what she was like back then. They didn't give nearly enough detail on her life, Watcher, etc. I'd say don't read this as young teen but maybe wait a couple years.
   
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