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Blooded (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3 #2)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  1,062 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Chirayoju, a vampire of Chinese lore, and Sanno, the legendary Japanese Mountain King, have been locked in deadly battle for centuries. Literally. An ancient curse imprisoned the spirits of these two warriors in an antique sword.

Until the sword arrives in Sunnydale.

Freed by accident, Chirayoju searches for a host body that will allow him to continue wreaking havoc amoung t
Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Simon Pulse
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Back then, when I read this novel, I enjoyed it a lot since it has all the feeling of being "watching" a Buffy TV episode. The narrative and plot in the book would easily become an episode in the TV series. Maybe some "sins" were some inaccuracies, since this novel is supposed to be set in the early times of the Third Season, but just to name some of "missing" things is that you don't have Faith in the story and there isn't any reference or explanation, she just "don't exist" in the plot. Howeve ...more
Warning: This review assumes that you have watched the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer –at least up until Season 3.

The pleasure of these novelizations based on the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is that if one thinks of them as “episodes” of the show, then there are some as yet “unwatched”; there is new territory to discover and delight in with our favorite characters. The failing of some of these is that they retread areas already explored on the show, or that the dialogue i
Feb 04, 2010 Marloes rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Buffy the Vampire Slayer lovers
Shelves: vampire-stories
Cool book. I read this before I watched the tv series so I didn't fully understand the story, and who Buffy was and what her relationship with the other people in this book was, but I still liked it, and it made me want to watch the tv series.
This was pretty interesting. It reminds me why I'm paranoid about touching sharp blades.
Sati Marie Frost
Buff et al are dealing with something new this time - the spirit of an ancient Chinese vampire, who was a sorcerer before his undeadness, who has been trapped in a sword and is now possessing none other than Willow. Halfway through the book, a second enemy appears, proving once and for all that the enemy of my enemy is NOT necessarily my friend - Sanno-no-kami, the legendary Japanese mountain king, who lost a lover to Chirayoju some millennia ago, and has been driven mad with rage and hatred and ...more
Jonathan Currinn
This book took me longer to read than I expected. Usually these Buffy books get read in 1-3 days, but this stretched me to a full week.

The reason has to be the writing style. During Buffy's fighting scenes very long sentences are used failing to bring up tension and describes exactly what she is doing. This makes the novel prodding and slow and fails to capture my attention.

However the authors Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder have got characterisation down to a T. What with all the characte
I think this is my favourite of the series so far. Possibly it's because it's further on in the series, so the cast is more full, but this felt more like a Scooby Gang adventure. Also, the story itself seemed a lot more like a Buffy story than some of the others.

However, once again the chronology seems to be a little out of whack - it takes place in Season 3 (since Angelus has been and gone), but Xander and Cordy are together while Angel is part of the group, despite the fact that by the time th
Ronald Wilcox
"It was ok" is the perfect rating for this novel based on the characters in Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. The concept was actually pretty good - while visiting a Japanese exhibit at the museum, Willow accidentally cuts herself on an old sword, thereby releasing the spirit of an ancient, evil vampiric sorcerer that then possesses one of the main characters. It also releases the spirit of the eternal enemy of the sorcerer, leading to a battle that could destroy all of the "Scooby Gang". Unfortunately ...more
This is an above average Buffy novel. I put it right up there with the Wicked Willow Trilogy. Great plot. Believable Buffy characters.So exciting at times that you'll want to peek ahead and see what happenes.If you love the Buffy series, this is a book that you really should read!
This is other tie-in, set in the first season of the TV show. It follows the standard story in that Willow is feeling left out of the Scooby Gang and on a visit to the local museum, ends up accidentally possessed by an ancient Chinese vampire - they should really stop doing field trips in Sunnydale!! Buffy has to fight the demon without hurting her friend.

I liked the story a lot, even it was a bit simplistic, and the final showdown with Willow and Xander was a fantastic twist. A nice short read,
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J. Ewbank
Another typical Buffy book. Same characters and diferent plot. Wondered if she would come through this one, but she did. She can't have too many of these close escapes and survive. Oh well, it was a good read anyway.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" and "Wesley' Wars"
Feb 03, 2015 Jill rated it 4 of 5 stars
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great story, but terrible translation to dutch, the writing feels made and stiff, haven't read the book in english but I believe it is the translation,
I will probably read this book again, be it for the story, not the writing.
Randy Holmberg
Nice easy simple read. Very campy much like the tv show. I enjoyed how this book kept up the witty banter between characters like you would see on the show. Takes place during season 3.
Significantly better than the other books that come before it. Still not great, but getting there.
I read this so long ago I can't do a true review but I do remember enjoying it.
Again, read a long time ago
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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more
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