Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

A carregar...

Tales of the Slayer, Volume 4

por Nancy Holder (Contribuidor)

Outros autores: Scott Allie (Contribuidor), Greg Cox (Contribuidor), Kara Dalkey (Contribuidor), Jane Espenson (Contribuidor), Robert Joseph Levy (Contribuidor)2 mais, J. Michael Reaves (Contribuidor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Artista da capa)

Séries: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Tales of the Slayer, Volume 4)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaDiscussões
2323114,368 (4)Nenhum(a)
Into every generation, a Slayer is born ... As long as there have been vampires, there has been a Slayer. One girl instilled with supernatural strength and abilities so that she may protect the world from the forces of darkness. But the Chosen One leads a brief, violent life. When one Slayer dies another is called, creating an eternal line of powerful female warriors stretching all the way back to the beginning of time. From ancient Greece to present day, Tales of the Slayer chronicles their stories in which each girl has a personal history, a shared moral code, and a commitment to conquer evil, regardless of the cost ...… (mais)
Nenhum(a)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

Mostrando 3 de 3
Unlike the three preceding volumes, this one has a unifying theme: Evry story in it chronicles a Slayer going through her 18th birthday Tento di Cruciamentum, as per the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode "Helpless". An amazing and fertile concept for stories, to be sure, and the unifying theme is very welcome. It is, however, hugely disappointed that all eight stories (spoiler alert) have the respective Slayers survive the trial (well, one dies, but not because of the trial itself). All eight. This kind of undermines the stories' constant insistence that lots of Slayers die in these. There should also have been a bit more editorial presence in the placing of the stories -- two of the authors solve the 'how would my vampire foe know of this secret ritual' issue by having their vampires both be former Watchers. These stories only have one other (very short) story between them, which is too little, making the idea feel a bit trite the second time around through no fault of the second author's.

As usual in any short story collection, my personal enjoyment varied hugely from one to the next. As expected, Jane Espenson's story (the final in the volume) was a highlight, and flipping through the pages now, Rusch's and Holder's stories both stand out as well. Reaves' was also quite good, though I felt the gimmick of the first, second and third person narratives didn't work quite as well as on might have hoped. Dalkey's, Cox' and Allie's were good fun, though all three of these stories suffered a lot from the general sense of 'well, she'll survive, won't she?' that the collection was accruing as it went. Levy's was the one I liked the least, as I felt it was overlong and a bit dull, in spite of the rather impressive and clever idea at its core (a Slayer turned pacifist).

But as a whole, the collection is good fun, and a great and welcome expansion of the Slayerverse mythos. ( )
  Lucky-Loki | Aug 12, 2020 |
Again by Jane Espenson - I liked this one best. Probably because it was about Buffy and Willow and Xander. I miss Giles! He's my fav.

The War Between the States by Rebecca Rand Kirshner - I didn't like this one so much because it wasn't from the point of view of the slayer. Some dumb girl told the story.

A Good Run by Greg Rucka - This one was good. Interesting and differnt and it kept my interest. This story makes me want to read more about past slayers.

House of the Vampire by Michael Reaves - I feel like Dracula needs a better death scene.

Abomination by Laura J Burns and Melinda Metz - This one is bad. Elanie is the WORST slayer every. She's useless and stupid and basically just let everyone die cause she didn't feel like doing anything. Gah. Also, why did it take to authors to write this?

Die Blutgrafin by Yvonne Navarro - This one is okay. A little frustrated with the slayer, but overall it's fine.

Mornglom Dreaming by Doranna Durgin - This one is alright. Kind of sad. ( )
  Shahnareads | Oct 22, 2019 |
The fourth collection of "Tales of the Slayers" focuses on the Cruciamentum ceremony that each slayer must go through on her eighteenth birthday (if she makes it that far). This is actually a great collection of stories--and being a great fan of the short story form in itself i think it is a good way to tell some of these buffy tales--now if they would only come out with some of the watcher chronicles--hint hint... ( )
  rampaginglibrarian | Jul 3, 2006 |
Mostrando 3 de 3
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Holder, NancyContribuidorautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Allie, ScottContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Cox, GregContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Dalkey, KaraContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Espenson, JaneContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Levy, Robert JosephContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Reaves, J. MichaelContribuidorautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Rusch, Kristine KathrynArtista da capaautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado

Pertence a Série

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Tales of the Slayer, Volume 4)
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Tales of the Slayer consists of (so far) four consecutive volumes. Libraries such as the Library of Congress don't count the volume number as part of the title; therefore, to create a distinction between the books, users must manually add the volume number to the title if they wish their books properly combined with the other volumes.
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico
LCC Canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Into every generation, a Slayer is born ... As long as there have been vampires, there has been a Slayer. One girl instilled with supernatural strength and abilities so that she may protect the world from the forces of darkness. But the Chosen One leads a brief, violent life. When one Slayer dies another is called, creating an eternal line of powerful female warriors stretching all the way back to the beginning of time. From ancient Greece to present day, Tales of the Slayer chronicles their stories in which each girl has a personal history, a shared moral code, and a commitment to conquer evil, regardless of the cost ...

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Autor LibraryThing

Nancy Holder é um Autor LibraryThing, um autor que lista a sua biblioteca pessoal no LibraryThing.

página de perfil | página de autor

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 7
3.5 1
4 5
4.5 1
5 7

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 202,035,635 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível