A Good Run: I greatly disliked this writing style. It just
didn't agree with me. I can't really pin point anything but I just
didn't like it. That being said, I did like the story. It was very
bizarre to read about a Slayer that had almost hit 30 years of age
and I did like the setting. Reading all this Slayer mythology is really
The White Doe: This story started off horribly slow. It took
forever for me to get interested into the story. About two thirds
of the way through the novel you finally get to the Slayer bits and
it's definitely good after that first chunk of boringness. But the
ending was good yet very sad. The story of all these Slayers is really
die Blutgrafin: I really liked this one. The Countess
Bathory has always had me intrigued and while I didn't know from the
title that it would be about the Countess, the explained it early
on enough. The story was written well and had plenty of intrigues.
Throughout the whole story the Watcher keeps telling Ildiko that she
hasn't had enough training to take on the Countess and close to the
end we think the Slayer can do it. But when it came down to the wire
and the Slayer was being put into the vicious Iron Maiden, it kind
of taught me a lesson that the good people can't always win. So I
definitely liked the ending of this story. It's slightly horrifying,
but I liked that.
Unholy Madness: Very discouraging and very sad. At
first I enjoyed seeing Marie-Christine as a regal Slayer, but then
it started to wear on my nerves. But then she started to realize that
she should be helping the poor people, so then I was happy again.
And when this Slayer finally started to do the right thing, everyone
pretty much turned their backs on her! Her Slayer was a sad thing,
it gave her very little support and in the end did nothing but
her and make her sad for all the good things she'd done. He dies telling
her she was useless! She doesn't die, so we don't really know what
becomes of her but I sure hope she grew to despise her old Watcher.
A very good tale, and definitely worth reading.
Mornglom Dreaming: A simple tale really, but nice to read.
A little confusing at the end, but the whole ghost/demon body thing.
But it was a simple story and I liked it (lol, real descriptive eh?)
Silent Screams: Really, REALLY creepy at the end and really
well told story. I can't remember but I don't think I'd really liked
Mel Odom's stories written for Buffy before but I did like this one.
Britta seemed like such a fun free spirit, too bad her Watcher was
such a putz. Leaving her to die? That dude should never have become
a Watcher in the first place.
And White Splits The Night: Terribly sad. I felt terrible
for Asha throughout the whole story. Her father died of a vampire
bite and her Watcher didn't seem to love her at all (until the end).
This was a good novel, and for anyone interested in the Slayer mythology
then this is really the novel you want to pick up. For the most part,
the stories are well written and entertaining to read (there is one
or two duds, but they're short).