Charmed Haven Book Reviews: “Blood and Fog” By: Nancy Holder

Charmed Haven Book Reviews: “Blood and Fog” By: Nancy Holder

Jack The Ripper. There have been numerous questions pertaining to this London Slasher’s identity. But what if this mysterious killer were from another world? A mystical world shrouded in a veil between this dimension and a Fairy dimension only told in Celtic Fairy Tales. Either way, it increases the terror factor, pertaining to it being a non-human, that is. 

006 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 6I reviewed a few weeks ago another Buffy the Vampire based novel. This one is loosely based around the beginning to mid Season 6. Tara has moved out, Buffy is rolling around with Spike, and Anya and Xander are still planning their wedding. 

Author Nancy Holder gave an interesting take on Willow’s inner struggle with trying to get off of her magick addiction. In the show, it was conveyed in a good way but this book actually made me get an even closer look which made me feel closer to Willow as a character.

I still felt on the same level with Buffy as the show. Nothing changed. The story bounces between London 1888 with Spike, Drusilla, Darla, and Angelous and the “present” of sorts. Either way, it was well balanced.

You know how in the show where those who have come face-to-face with demons and monsters, they have a story of a victim they usually sum up? This is what they do only the victim is a slayer by the name of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is definitely not Buffy but when she fights, she fights. Still, though, I wish she would have stood up for herself. All the other Slayers in the show have shown guts in one way, shape, or form. Elizabeth had too much of a struggle with it. 

Overall, it’s a pretty good try at representing the show in novel form. Downside, she did not completely hit the bar on all of the characters. I give her props for trying, but she didn’t make it all the way. 

My Rating: 6.5 out of 10 Book Charms

 

Have you read this novel? 

What were your thoughts on it?

Who is your favorite Buffy character?

Let me know in the comments!

 

Happy Reading,

~C.C.

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