Obsidian Fate

Obsidian Fate

-Diana G. Gallagher
-294 Pages
-September 1999

  Summary: A five hundred year old Spanish expedition has been located on the outskirts of Sunnydale. There's a mysterious mirror which is purported to have contained the spirit of Tezcatlipoca that has been uncovered... Only to be lost immediately under very odd circumstances. As Buffy begins to investigate the odd occurrence she finds herself in a fight with a large jaguar that has appeared out of nowhere. Buffy's also starting to have dreams about ancient Aztec temples as well as some very disturbing things regarding Angel. As she and the Scoobies begin to dig deeper into the mystery they realize that Tezcatlipoca's spirit, once released on the world, could very well stop the sun from shining ever again.
   
  Rating: 2/5
   
  Review: This was one of those novels that was printed in that section of time where every Buffy novel published was just downright bad. I absolutely hated it the first time I read it. However, it grew on me a little more this time round. Unfortunately that doesn't mean that it was all that good. There are some distinctly odd character traits and descriptions that just don't fit  with the actual characters themselves. It's as if the author didn't actually watch Buffy all that much but was just hired to write a novel for the series in order to make some money. Not exactly the best way to please viewers. However, I particularly liked the ending. Although Dem's character was just too bland for my tastes, I liked how the ending didn't involve him too much but rather everyone in general. One thing that this author definitely did very well was utilize all the cast members.
   
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