on 14 January 2003
After the slightly depressing read of slain Slayers in Vol 1 we get a little more upbeat here. However there is shade to the light and 'Abomination' is a dark tale of forbidden Slayer/Watcher love that was compulsive reading.
Greg Cox's tale of a Pirate Slayer on the Caribean seas is a blast and I hope he gets to develop another tale based on her interesting character.
'House of the Vampire' is a good Victorian London take on an early 'Scooby' gang.
'Ghosts of Slayers Past' is a nice try on a Slayer version of Scrooge but it doesn't quite come off and was only mildly amusing.
On the downside 'The New Watcher' was possibly the most pointless short story I have ever read in any genre. KKR, what were you thinking?
I could also do without the Buffy short stories book ending this collection. There is plenty of Buffy books out there -let's leave these collections for Slayers past. Or even Slayers future - oi Joss what about contributing a 'Fray' story for Volume 3?