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eBook Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row ePub

by Christopher Golden

  • ISBN: 0743432789
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  • Author: Christopher Golden
  • Publisher: Pocket Pulse (October 2000)
  • ePub book: 1223 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row is an original novel based on the . television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Voodoo Lounge, found in Tales of the Slayer Volume III, is a companion to this story.

Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row is an original novel based on the . It is 1940 and for Drusilla's vampiric birthday, Spike decides he will acquire Freyja's Strand for her. The strand, a necklace, has the ability to allow Drusilla to view her reflection.

Spike & Dru : Pretty Maid. has been added to your Cart. Spike and Drusilla, perhaps the most popular of the colorful cast of villains on television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, star in a novel that predates the series by about 50 years. The happy-go-lucky vampires are seeking a powerful necklace that is in the possession of an ancient demon, Skrymir. In exchange for the necklace, Skrymir wants Spike and Drusilla to seek out and kill potential slayers: girls who might become vampire slayers if the current slayer, Sophie, is killed.

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Christopher Golden26 September 2017. The anniversary of Dru's resurrection as a vamp impends, and Spike wants to celebrate. Sold by Simon and Schuster. What better gift than Freya's Strand - a powerful necklace rumored to allow its wearer to shape-shift at will? Spike learns of a demon named Skrymir, who claims to possess the bauble and is willing to trade. Spike's task is to infiltrate the Watcher's Council headquarters and get his hands on the list of young women in training to take over as Slayer should they be called. In exchange for Freya's Strand, Spike must kill the reining Slayer, a brazen young woman named Sophie, as well.

Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. Written by Christopher Golden, it was originally published on May 22, 2001 by Simon Pulse. You got Slayer problems?

Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. You got Slayer problems? You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them. It's 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II - an ideal environment for demon paramours Spike and Drusilla.

Spike It's 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II - an ideal environment for demon paramours Spike and Drusilla. What better gift than Freya's Strand - a powerful necklace rumored to allow its wearer to shape-shift at will? Spike learns of a demon named Skrymir, who claims to possess the bauble and is willing to trade

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A fan-made audiobook of an old Buffy book. This was done for love, and is by no means a professional production. This book was written by Christopher Golden and produced through Pocket books, a Simon & Schuster company. I do not claim any ownership over any part of this except the time spent recording it. Buffy the vampire slayer is owned by some combination of Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy productions, and/or Fox studios.

The fat American woman whose pinched features threatened at any moment to explode in a torrent of abuse poured upon her bespectacled, quavering husband.

Adrienne glanced away only for a moment Long enough for Spike to withdraw the long, thin, tapered wooden stake from inside his sleeve. She began to turn back toward him just as he thrust it across the table. Her perfect lips formed a stunned little 0 as it plunged into her chest and punctured her heart. She exploded in a cloud of ash and dust. It smelled of damp wood and spices. The fat American woman whose pinched features threatened at any moment to explode in a torrent of abuse poured upon her bespectacled, quavering husband. He represented an American firm that hoped to introduce new techniques in steel welding and shipbuilding to the British for the war.

The "Pretty Maids" of the title are the Slayers in waiting, those young girls who have been identified by the . Christopher Golden has done the impossible. He has taken the nasty, big bad villain from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and made him the anti-hero of an excellent novel.

The "Pretty Maids" of the title are the Slayers in waiting, those young girls who have been identified by the Watchers Council as potential Slayer and trained so that when the time comes. William the Bloody, known as Spike to his friends for the vile habit of torturing his victims with railroad spikes,wants nothing more than to please his demon lover,Dru. Together, they set off on a quest.

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Moronydit Moronydit
If you prefer evil Spike to reformed Spike, this book's for you (but not me) !
The setting is World War II The plot is thus. Spike asked what Drusilla wants for her eightieth birthday and she wants Freyja's Strand, a necklace purported to cause the wearer victory over enemies, the ability to shape-shift and give a vampire the ability to see herself in a mirror.
They make a bargain with an Ice Demon who wants them to kill all the potential Slayers so that when he kills the Slayer, he will be able to rule the world.
The two main story lines are Spike & Dru killing the "pretty maids all in a row" and what the Slayer is doing, which is, as you may expect, pretty much everything.
The Council Headquarters pretty much gets trashed.
Qumen Qumen
This novel is set during World War 2. Dru wants the necklace called Freya's Strand for her birthday. Spike and Dru travel to Norway to find the necklace They discover that a demon called Skrymir has it. He gives Spike and Dru a mission - kill all the potential slayers and he will give them the necklace.
The slayer Sophie is sent to slay all the vampires that have gone to Europe for easy prey because of the war. Sophie and her Watcher discover what Spike and Dru have been doing and set out to stop them.
The big final battle takes place between The Watchers Council and potential slayers and Skrymir and his henchmen in London. Sophie is killed in Europe so the Slayer changes a few times as potentials become slayers and get killed so the next one becomes slayer.
It is a happy ending for Spike and Dru because Dru gets the Necklace.
Venemarr Venemarr
Here is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel where Buffy herself is never even mentioned because her parents have not even been born at this point. In Christopher Golden's "Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All In A Row," the "Pretty Maids" are the Slayers in waiting, those young girls who have been identified by the Watchers Council as potential Slayer and trained so that when the time comes they can handle the responsibility. Hitler's Germany is about to invade France and for once in her un-dead life Drusilla has something in mind for her birthday: The necklace of the Brisings, known also as Freyja's Strand. Spike has promised her the trinket, which is supposedly in the possession of an ice-demon named Skyrmir, who is too powerful for the vampires to overcome. But Skymir is willing to make a deal: if the vampires can find out the names of all the Slayers in waiting and kill them, Dru will get her happy birthday gift.
The Slayer in this novel is Sophie Carstensen, a native of Denmark, who is forced to flee her country when her Watcher, Yanna, is also a seer. However, with the outbreak of war on the continent, all of the Vampires in Britain head for the battlefield where the pickings will be easy, and the Council orders the Chosen One to follow them, even though the bullets that cannot kill the vampires can certainly kill the Slayer. Meanwhile, Spike and Dru are starting to knock off the pretty maids one by one. When the Council sends the Slayer after the two vampires while the demon Skymir attacks the very stronghold of the Watchers with his horde, Golden's narrative arrives at a most fateful confrontation. I had a little bit of trouble getting into the book, but once the situation was laid out for me I was hooked and the conclusion is as good as anything you will find in any other Buffy novel.
Readers have to remember that the Spike they encounter within these downloaded pages is the Spike of the old days, paired up with Drusilla, and not the character's current persona on the television series. His characterization is much stronger in the second half of the book than the first, but it is Drusilla that is really fleshed out in this book. Golden provides an insane sort of logic to her wild visions and ramblings much more so than the television series has ever had time to develop. Sophie the Vampire Slayer is not Buffy to be sure, but she is certainly a Slayer appropriate to time and place with a very unique relationship with her Watcher. Plus she uses the family broadsword to cut off the heads of the vamps when she dusts them. There is even a reference or two to the Giles family's association with the Council for those who like to see the past tied up neatly with the present. I am one of those readers who think that the very best Buffy stories are penned by Golden and Nancy Holder writing in tandem, but each has proven capable of hitting the mark without the other. "Pretty Maids All In A Row," like his fantastic "Lost Slayer" serial novels, certainly proves Golden can go it alone.
Final warning: do not expect this story to neatly mesh with the mythology of Spike and Dru's background as revealed on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" (especially the cross over episodes). However, it does set up the final season of "BtVS" in terms of the potential Slayers.
Hinewen Hinewen
When a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel appears in hardback you know it has to be pretty special, even if Buffy herself is never even mentioned in the book, as is the case with Christopher Golden's "Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All In A Row." The "Pretty Maids" of the title are the Slayers in waiting, those young girls who have been identified by the Watchers Council as potential Slayer and trained so that when the time comes they can handle the responsibility. Hitler's Germany is about to invade France and for once in her un-dead life Drusilla has something in mind for her birthday: The necklace of the Brisings, known also as Freyja's Strand. Spike has promised her the trinket, which is supposedly in the possession of an ice-demon named Skyrmir, who is too powerful for the vampires to overcome. But Skymir is willing to make a deal: if the vampires can find out the names of all the Slayers in waiting and kill them, Dru will get her happy birthday gift.

The Slayer in this novel is Sophie Carstensen, a native of Denmark, who is forced to fleeter country when her Watcher, Yanna, is also a seer. However, with the outbreak of war on the continent, all of the Vampires in Britain head for the battlefield where the pickings will be easy, and the Council orders the Chosen One to follow them, even though the bullets that cannot kill the vampires can certainly kill the Slayer. Meanwhile, Spike and Dru are starting to knock off the pretty maids one by one. When the Council sends the Slayer after the two vampires while the demon Skymir attacks the very stronghold of the Watchers with his horde, Golden's narrative arrives at a most fateful confrontation. I had a little bit of trouble getting into the book, but once the situation was laid out for me I was hooked and the conclusion is as good as anything you will find in any other Buffy novel.

Readers have to remember that the Spike they encounter within these pages is the Spike of the old days, paired up with Drusilla, and not the character's current persona on the television series. His characterization is much stronger in the second half of the book than the first, but it is Drusilla that is really fleshed out in this book. Golden provides an insane sort of logic to her wild visions and ramblings much more so than the series ever had time to develop. Sophie the Vampire Slayer is not Buffy to be sure, but she is certainly a Slayer appropriate to time and place with a very unique relationship with her Watcher. Plus she uses the family broadsword to cut off the heads of the vamps when she dusts them. There is even a reference or two to the Giles family's association with the Council for those who like to see the past tied up neatly with the present. I am one of those readers who think that the very best Buffy stories are penned by Golden and Nancy Holder writing in tandem, but each has proven capable of hitting the mark without the other. "Pretty Maids All In A Row" is certain Golden's best solo effort, richly deserving the hardback treatment. Final warning: do not expect this story to neatly mesh with the mythology of Spike and Dru's background as revealed on this year's cross-over episodes.