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Deep Water (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

(Part of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series and Buffy - Im Bann der Dämonen (#18) Series)

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An oil spill threatens the coast and rouses some unexpected sea creatures. Ariel is a selkie - a shape-shifting seal girl whom Buffy mistrusts. But far worse are the merrows, who look much like... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Very intelligent but has its share of flaws.

I was going to give Deep Water 3 stars about half way through the book. To be honest, I wasn't really that interested in how they were going to help Ariel the selkie girl. But, when the merrows from the water came in and starting terrorising the town of Sunnydale, that is when this book starts to get really encapturing with it's plot. Willow really takes the lead in this book, with Buffy actually working fantastically as a supporting character just this once, her sarcastic lines and cool comebacks have never been quite so clever. But, that's not all that is clever about this book. The mythology is amazing. I can see why it took two people to write this book, because the myths and legends tale, also the old Celtic and Irish stories must've been very hard to put into a modern day novel that would enthral everyone. Not only that, but they have to work out all those Buffy--kickin' moves, of course! There is no shortage of action, that all comes at the end, but mostly, this is a story about the old legends of selkies, which, suprisingly, is fabulous. If I could flaw this book, I would say that the character of Dr. Lee is annoying and unnecessary and sometimes it just becomes a little bit...stupid. Buffy: Deep Water remains a good fantasy.

Deep Water (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, No. 14)

The best book I have read this year was a book from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Book Series. I am a huge fan of the TV series on the Warner Brothers Network. I have read Buffy the Vampire Slayer books before, but I didn't start to really get into them until I read Deep Water. I liked it because the Authors, Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman, described the characters very well. I also enjoyed the book because there was a great deal of action in it. The novel was very mysterious. The authors do a great job creating a mental image in the readers head. When I was reading, I felt that I was in side the book; right beside Buffy, beating up evil demons. If you are a fan of the TV series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," you should check out one of the books in the series. You could really get into them. I know I did!

Top-notch characterizations

This writing team has struck gold again with their dead-on characterizations and use of fascinating mythological elements that wouldn't normally get play on the show. The love that these authors have for the show comes through clearly on the page. Suspenseful fun with a good dose of humor -- highly enjoyable!

An Excellent Read

The authors have told a highly enjoyable Buffy tale and got the characterizations dead on! I've read all the novels to date, and I've been disappointed that some of the more recent authors have been unable to get the characters right. I would be happy to read another Buffy tale by these writers.

Another good Buffy book.

This was yet another good Buffy book. In the story, the groupis trying to protect a young selkie girl and return her to her home in the sea. I thought the characterizations were very good. The characters acted and spoke like on the show, unlike in the previous Buffy book, Resurrecting Ravana, which was a little weak when it came to characterizations. I would also like to comment on how much the authors have improved since their other Buffy book, Visitors.
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