This is by far the best Buffy read I have come across. It delves into the lives of Spike a.k.a William the Bloody and Drusilla, the insane seer turned vampire before our beloved show came about.
It is alot darker then most books might read, but it has a certain quality, as I'm sure is a tribute to the writer, that is captivating, making this book a must-read for all Buffy fans.
The journey with which the two vampires set themselves on, is a long one, but time does not matter to them as they are immortal. Spike, who has always felt desperately inferior to Angelus, although he would never truly admit it, wants to give Drusilla the Necklace of the Brisings, which will allow her to take on any shape she chooses, as well as give her a, albeit faint, reflection.
The necklace is for her eightieth year as a vampire, and it is a tradition that is begun by Angelus, back in the days when he was soulless. But what begins as a simple quest for a present for his beloved, turns into a murderously bloody journey, that ends with many casualties on the side of good.
If you are a Buffy fan, particularly a Spike fan, this is the book for you. You cannot continue loving the show, until you've read this, as it gives some insight into the background of everybody's favourite vampire.