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De la lejana Arabia, y a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, la entidad conocida como el Cosechador se ha mantenido con vida gracias a la sangre de cientos de víctimas inocentes. Ahora busca el momento para adquirir forma física. Los cuatro elementos: Tierra, Aire, Fuego y Agua son la base de su poder y sólo cuatro Cazadoras pueden impedirlo....

Title : Buffy Cazavampiros: El Libro de los Cuatros
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ISBN : 9788495070470
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Number of Pages : 286 Pages
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Buffy Cazavampiros: El Libro de los Cuatros Reviews

  • Alejandro
    2019-06-14 09:15

    Four Slayers! What else can you ask?!This prose novel is set during the third season of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer".IN EVERY GENERATION THERE IS ONE... WAIT!When I read this novel, back then on 2001, I was lucky to be able to get it on its hardcover format.Since it was a beautiful cover presenting four slayers on it.Yes, you may wonder so what happened with b>In every generation there is one Slayer thing, well, the old prophecy never considered that sometime in the future, there'd something called......CPR.Yes, Buffy Summers was medically "dead" for a couple of minutes at the end of the First Season of the TV series,her good friend, Xander Harris, did the unthinkable (well, unthinkable for wizards that never considered certain areas of progress in that competition practice known as medicine) and applied CPR to Buffy, and voilá! A Slayer is back to life, but since she was "dead" for a pair of minutes, the old prophecy was activated once again and it gives the power of The Slayer to Kendra, next in line (that in my humble, very personal, opinion, the Slayer's power should be diluted, since I think that Buffy was less strong in Second Season than in First Season, but of course, the stuff developed at the end of Seventh Season, totally overruled my believing of the power should be diluted, oh, well...) having in that way, TWO Slayers at the same time, in the same generation, and when Kendra eventually died during Second Season, the Slayer calling was activated again, this time for Faith, and in that way, still having two active Slayers at the same time.This story is set on the third season of the TV series at some moment BEFORE the defecting of Faith to the Mayor's army. So, in here, Faith and Buffy are allies here.This is indeed a very good story for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer fans, since you will not only have two slayers but...FOUR!!!However, how Kendra and India Cohen (previous slayer to Buffy) are able to interact in the story is something that I won't spoil, since fans would know that at this moment in the TV Series, Kendra was already dead (Faith was activated due this) and India Cohen's death was what activated Buffy Summer's activation as Slayer.But, don't worry! While there'd flashbacks, especially telling India Cohen's story, you will have the four Slayers battling side by side, in the best possible way due the circumstances.Even, while at this moment, the TV series had already three season developed, you'll meet for the first time several family members of the Buffy's team that never were seen before in the TV series.SLAYERS ON THEIR... ELEMENTSThe prose novel presents a new villain called Cecile Lafitte, which has backstory related to India Cohen, and now she is looking to kill the current Slayers, Buffy and Faith......and she has in her power four very special axes with the power to kill specific slayers,......since each Slayer's power relies in connection with one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth, and using the right axe against the right Slayer, they can be killed......and if the killing is done in that way......the prophecy of transfering the power of The Slayer to the next chosen one......CAN BE STOPPED!!!And won't be any new Slayer anymore!Buffy is the Slayer of Air; Faith is the Slayer of Fire; Kendra was the Slayer of Earth; and India Cohen was the Slayer of Water.But, that it's only the first step in the plans of Cecile Lafitte!Something even more powerful and dangerous will be menacing the whole world if Lafitte is able to stop the linage of Slayers. An adventure so big that just one Slayer wasn't enough! It'll need it four!!!!

  • Emily
    2019-06-07 15:08

    Buffy and Faith must unite with their predecessors, Kendra and India to defeat a being called the Gatherer. I was excited for more back story on Kendra and to learn anything at all about India, but the least confusing and irritating thing about this book turned out to be that India is pronounced In-DEE-ah, and that was pretty darn both. Between the massive amounts of dreams, diary entries, and flashbacks to people and places that barely even begin to explain the Gatherer, there is also intrigue at the Watcher’s Council, involving two lady watchers who used to be involved romantically with Giles and Roger Zabuto (Kendra’s Watcher). Their relevance to the story was negligible, and certainly not worthy of the amount of exposition they both got. Also, the Gatherer has had three previous Servants, all of whom get a big chunk of the book for explanations of their evil-ness. Not to mention copious references to events in other tie-in novels Holder has written, which I, personally, had not already read, including things that blatantly contradict events in the television show. (One might argue that the contradictions happened in later seasons of the show, and may not have contradicted at the time the novel was written. I didn’t investigate it thoroughly. You can if you want.) I generally enjoy these “extra episodes” of Buffy, and usually Nancy Holder is good at Buffy-speak, but I don’t buy people like middle-aged watchers in England or even previous Slayers using the convention. My personal theory is that Buffy and her friends talk like that, as well as people who have spent lots of time with them. Others do not. You will notice that Giles didn’t start speaking that way until mid-third season, and Joyce never did. You don’t see Angelus, Darla, Spike or Dru employing quirky turns of phrase in their televised flashbacks, either. It also kind of irks when the authors bring the language into their descriptive and otherwise non-dialogue paragraphs, but it’s a little more understandable when actively describing action between Buffy and her friends. It’s just not welcome in flashbacks or coming from people who have no business speaking that way, except that they are featured in a novel set in the universe of this show. I apologize for ranting about this, but I apparently feel strongly about it. For a final verdict, I would recommend either reading copious amounts of Nancy Holder-penned Buffy novels prior to tackling this one, or skipping it altogether. Particularly if you are a hard-core fan-type.

  • Laura Mauro
    2019-06-17 15:08

    I really enjoyed this story. There was just so many point of views that i did get lost at points. but i loved the focus on the female characters. Hope to read more novels soon!

  • Julie_ian_curtis
    2019-06-26 09:22

    drawn out, too much historical crap, with very fast wrap it up in 20 pages ending. Buffy/Angel interaction was good though.

  • Dark-Draco
    2019-06-06 15:08

    Time changes everything - I remember really liking this book when I first read it, back when new Buffy episodes were on the TV and I was a lot younger! Sadly, this latest (and last) re-read was a bit disappointing. The story is a typical Slater-fest - an ancient demon-cum-sludge pool wants to devour the two current slayers, absorb their energy and so become corporeal. Elemental mummies descend on Sunnydale and wreak havoc as they attempt to capture Buffy and Faith using some axes and boxes made of dead slayers. There's a voodoo priestess helping the demon, an ex-watcher helping Buffy, plus a few ghostly faces and the normal Scooby crowd. A good premise, but in actual fact the story quickly becomes muddled and, although not hard to follow exactly, ends up puzzling the reader for no good reason.Some things that occurred to me as I was reading it this time?- If the Gatherer needs to devour the Slayers, why use axes that can kill them?- And why all four elements have to go to Sunnydale when it was only after the two? It shouldn't have known that the other two slayers would turn up on full possession mode!- Why bother with the Watcher's prisoner and bring her all the way to Sunnydale - what did she do?- Why the pointless plotline about Xander's cousin?- And what happened to India's dog?But my most major niggle was the constant use and repetition of the world Magickal - pretentious or what?So, a rather disappointing read in some ways. I did enjoy it, despite what the above sounds like, and it was nice to revisit the world of the slayer, but for me the story just didn't hang together, there were too many distractions from the main action and the ending was just a bit muddled together.

  • Franki
    2019-06-25 11:00

    I'm a massive Buffy geek and this book is a little bit "out there" (two dead Slayer spirits taking over the bodies of Willow and Cordelia, getting them thrown off a cliff and hacked to pieces respectively only for the ACTUAL Will and Cordy to wake up in bed as if the last 24hrs hadn't happened? Bit too "weird" for my Buffy liking.) for my taste.Yes, it's got a decent story that dives more into the past of the Slayers, coughing up the girl who's death called Buffy herself and how she is the reason this huge, almighty evil has gone on the rampage one again.Yes, it has the good old characters, my favourite character (who is Faith, by the way) and some very interesting new characters.Yes, I have read it more than twice...But no, I've never thought "Wow, I need to read that again!" when I've put it down, nor have I ever contemplated taking it on any holidays or day trips with me to read.I like it. It's good. But that's all it will ever be for me.

  • Janet Morris
    2019-06-04 12:24

    The Book of Fours is an interesting concept for a story, but the way it is written is a bit complex and confusing. I found myself having to flip back quite a bit to remind myself of who certain characters were and what the new chapters were referring to.I liked the introduction of India as the Slayer who preceded Buffy. She reminded me a bit of the season five version of Buffy in her willingness to sacrifice herself for someone she loved. I also liked the exploration of the four elements and how they related to each Slayer.One thing that I had a problem with was that Buffy and Faith seemed to be lacking their healing time. The book referred to Faith as needing stitches for an injury that she received, which seemed odd since even when the Slayers have serious injuries (except when Faith was in a coma on the show), it rarely takes them more than a day to recover. Being unable to recover within a day from a cut seemed unusual to me.

  • Bear
    2019-05-28 08:54

    This is an actual published book, which means it was approved by someone along the lines who owns the rights to Buffy, and the Buffy-verse. But what is too bad is that this book is about four levels below some of the unauthorized fan fiction out there. Because as everyone from every genre knows; the first rule of fanfiction is to NEVER have more than two brand new characters. Two is okay if you balance with the cannon characters, but more than that and it turns into a story about someone else, and really, you should have just written an original story and left out Buffy and the Scoobies all together. For this book to have been really good, within the genre of the Buffyverse the writers should have written a story that could only take place in the 'verse, and run with it.It's not a terrible book; because the slayers are there, but it is a little lacking and I felt like I was being talked down to as I read it. And the 'new characters' were too involved and not fleshed out enough.

  • Hope
    2019-06-01 13:13

    Bought this book at a garage sale on a whim, because the TV show is just plain good fun. The book captures the characters pretty well, but it turns out that it's a lot harder to READ the old dialogue and all the Slayer action than it is to watch it. And I don't mean hard as in difficult to comprehend; I just mean it's a lot more awkward in text than in visuals. But, I certainly didn't pick up this book expecting it to be a great piece of high literature; I picked it up expecting it to be a super-fast, no-thinking-necessary, fun, possibly funny, possibly awful-but-funny, possibly awful-and-therefore-funny read. I got all of that.

  • Osbian Night
    2019-06-26 11:10

    It was okay. The idea for the main plot was mostly good. It was more the way it was written that turned me off. The characters didn't feel like the canon character and there were just too many threads to it. The Kevin subplot could have been removed and the story would have exactly the same, tbh was also didn't need so much background for Cecile. But it was okay overall.

  • Jenn Doyle
    2019-06-24 08:10

    If you are a huge fan of Buffy, you will love this book. Nancy Holder got all the characters down - it was like watching a really long episode. Loved that other Slayers were introduced & that you were given enough on them to really get a feel for them. This book made me want to go out and find other Buffy books written by Nancy Holder. Will probably give her other stuff a try, as well.

  • Lauren Scheier
    2019-06-11 10:08

    This is one of the better Buffy paperbacks. Which isn't saying much. I remember really liking this when I was younger and wanted to give it a re-read. The concept is really interesting, but the writing is lackluster.

  • Dony Grayman
    2019-06-07 07:12

    Buffy Cazavampiros: El Libro de los Cuatros. Historia de la primera aventura de las cuatro cazadoras. Contada por el Vigilante de la quinta Cazadora a Nancy Holder.Esta historia tiene lugar durante la tercera temporada.

  • M
    2019-05-31 10:08

    The idea of a book that tackles the Slayer called just before Buffy - India Cohen - seemed a fantastic idea. Sadly, the story itself suffers from the lack of Whedonesque characterization and notable antagonists. Here's hoping that India gets her story properly told in Season 9.

  • Sharon
    2019-06-07 11:16

    Again, read a long time ago

  • Deena
    2019-06-09 10:18

    It wasn't the best I've read, but it was alright.

  • Maybel1975
    2019-06-05 11:09

    Got this book for a birthday present because I liked the t.v. series so much.Let's just say that the series is a lot better than this book.

  • Mariela
    2019-06-22 10:54

    It talks about the slayer that activated Buffy, the one who died before her. Really cool to learn about her.

  • Melanie Williams
    2019-06-06 10:17

    It's fun, because it's Buffyverse - but, very confusing fun - too many characters popping up like flies!

  • Celeste Mckenna
    2019-06-23 13:06

    major buffy fan and i loved it

  • Stephanie Furness
    2019-05-30 08:22

    TERRIBLE... do NOT waste your time.

  • Takiyah Dudley
    2019-05-29 15:06

    I absolutely loved this book & I was reading BVS books in order, so I was so happy it lived up to my expectations...

  • Bunny
    2019-06-08 11:02

    Buffy book gift package from my beautiful friend Kay.

  • Mikana
    2019-06-11 12:18

    If you are a fan of the show, then you should read some of the books to get more to story.

  • Jake
    2019-06-18 11:07

    A pretty good tie in to the popular TV series.