‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Carries On With New Novel

A new book trilogy from Disney Hyperion may ease the pain felt by all fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer clamoring for the on again-off again TV series and film reboots.

The first novel in the series–In Every Generation–is written by New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake, best known for her popular Three Dark Crowns series, according to a report on comicbook.com. The volume is due in bookstores Jan. 4, 2022.

This book–timed to celebrate the award-winning show’s 25th anniversary–spotlights a new Vampire Slayer, a witch named Frankie Rosenberg (Willow’s daughter).

Blake sounds like she’s totally on board with this new storyline. “I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that’s what it feels like,” the author said. “Being a fan was the whole reason for In Every Generation. I had no choice. You don’t say no to Buffy.”

The new book, according to the official synopsis, follows Frankie Rosenberg, a sophomore at Sunnydale High School and “the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is teaching her magic on the condition she use it to better the world.”

But, when Frankie learns that the annual Slayer convention has been attacked and all the Slayers–Buffy, Faith and Vi–may be dead, “it’s time for this generation’s Slayer to be born. But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers.”

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series–created by Joss Whedon and based on the 1992 feature film–ran for 144 episodes from 1997-2003. The show follows Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a long line of Vampire Slayers, who are chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness.

The series–which received critical and popular acclaim–was nominated for Golden Globe, Nebula and Emmy Awards, winning three Emmys during its run.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Buffyverse.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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