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by Mel Odom

eBook Cursed (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) ePub
Author: Mel Odom
Language: English
ISBN: 143529971X
ISBN13: 978-1435299719
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-12; Reprint edition (June 12, 2008)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Teens
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 778
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ePub file: 1595 kb
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Buffy novels have been published since 1998. Originally under the Pocket Books imprint of Simon & Schuster, they are now published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment which launched in 2004.

Buffy novels have been published since 1998. Authors who have written original novels include Mel Odom, Christopher Golden, and Nancy Holder. These Buffyverse tales take place throughout the series and are novelizations of various episodes. These Buffyverse tales take place before the television series begins (from 490 BCE to CE 1996).

Mel Odom has written over sixty books which include the novelisation of the movie BLADE and original novels for both the Buffy and Angel series. He has written fantasy, game related fiction, science fiction, movie novelisations, horror, young adult, juvenile, computer strategy guides, action-adventure and comics. The double-edged sword here is that when Mel Odom wrote this book, little did he know that when it hit the stands Spike would have been added to the cast of "Angel," despite having died a grand and glorious death on the final episode of "BtVS.

Cursed is a Crossover novel. Written by Mel Odom, it was originally published on November 11, 2003 by Pocket Books. Sulking around the Slayer in Sunnydale, the vampire Spike has often run into demons intent on punishing him for throwing in with the White Hats. But when there are hints of a more organized campaign dedicated to vanquishing the vampire with a chip in his head, Spike sets off on the trail of whoever's put a hit out on him.

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Great novel; it begins a little slow, with too much descriptions of fights, and chasing, but soon its pace gets right and you get caught on a very interesting story as well as a good developing of the characters.
Spike, in Sunnydale, is in trouble after having the demon eggs he was taking care of (for a friend) destroyed by Riley and Buffy (season 6 "As You Were"). As the vampire is in need of some high cash (for him as well as for his beloved Buffy), he agrees to join three other demons in a robbery that will take place in Los Angeles - Angel's territory. Meanwhile, Angel and the Fang Gang are busy after Giles has asked them to keep an eye on something that is arriving in the city from overseas by ship. Eventually, Spike's and Angel's activities (in the present as well as in the past) turn out to be around the same mystical object (and people), and the two vampires are forced to work together. And something in the end is true to real life - sometimes what we wish so much, for so many time, turns out to be NOT the great thing we thought it would be.
Angel is the Champion we know, always ready to fight the good fight, while struggles with his guilty about the horrible things he did in the past. Also, Angel feels vulnerable when he contemplates the vulnerability of *his friends* - and the feeling grows bigger when it concerns his new-born son, Connor. Angel is lucky of having Cordelia by his side, because she truly represents a mom's figure for the baby, and is always there for him and his daddy.
Wesley, Fred and Gunn have a good part in the book, and I just missed Lorne, whose presence is delayed a little too much in my opinion. The new characters - Lianka, Gitana, Chavula Faa, the Qorqoth demons Dannek, Muullot and Doxxil - are interesting enough to keep you on track. The flashbacks with Angelus, Darla, Spike and Dru in Europe are very original.
Spike's portrayal is excellent, Odom proves to be very acquainted with the show and the character. Yet unsoulled (thus showing a little of his bad behavior...), the Spike we see in this novel is the one we have learned to love in "BtVS" since season 5, when the vampire falls for the Slayer and starts developing a new attitude to please the object of his noble feelings. In "Cursed", we see that, although having been made a monster by Drusilla (and Angel, his master), Spike kept the "William" in him, the sweet poet who was driven by love - a love which could change him for better, as it happened eventually and definitively. His interaction with a woman from his past (and Angel's) - Lianka - shows once more how Spike can't deny his *true* nature, one that can beat even the evil demon within him, and make him want to help the... helpless, even a little grudgingly.
Angel and Spike together, working on their misdeeds in the past, arguing about things in the present, and helping people using the cunning once used to do evil, is a very appalling thing to see, indeed - well, lucky us the right people have realized that and given us the already excellent "Angel" with a new spice on it: Spike!
Trivia: the fact that Spike sired his mum and had to dust her afterward (season 7 "Lies My Parents Told Me") is cited on the book.
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This was a well-written story with in-depth characters. It mostly covers an adventure that Spike, Angelus, Darla and Drusilla had back in old country. The evil that they did then, has come to bite 'em on the ass. It concerns murder, infidelity, theft and love. It is a story that shows Spike as a more moral character than Angel. In the end, each man admits, although only to himself, that the bond they have will ALWAYS exist, in spite of Spike being so "evil".
After the "everybody in the pool" approach of "Monster Island," the previous crossover novel of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," the relatively simple idea of having Spike travel from Sunnydale to L.A. to engage in a little money making endeavor on Angel's turf, is a refreshing change. The double-edged sword here is that when Mel Odom wrote this book, little did he know that when it hit the stands Spike would have been added to the cast of "Angel," despite having died a grand and glorious death on the final episode of "BtVS." The good news is just as the fans of the television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt were enjoying this casting decision, Odom's book hit the stands with Angel and Spike pictured side by side. The down side is that Angel and Spike spend relatively little time together in "Cursed," and more often than not it is Angelus and Spike running around Europe in 1891. Some of the best scenes in "Cursed" are when Angel and Spike are together in the present going after each other. I just wish there could be more of that, because that is what we were hoping to read based on the cover of this book.
I realize, of course, that there are practical reasons why this could not be. The Historian's Note in "Cursed" points out that this story takes place in an alternative continuity during the 5th season of "BtVS" and the third season of "Angel." That is a pretty good trick, since the former was the 2000-2001 season and the latter the 2001-2002 season. Since Conner is a baby and Spike has yet to get anywhere with Buffy, you can work out the continuity for yourself. The "alternative" is key because Odom has to write a story about Angel and Spike in which nothing really significant happens between them, because that privilege is left to Joss and his minions.
To avoid the very confrontation we would most like to read in "Cursed," Odom has to a pair of double splits on his narrative. Consequently, while Spike is hired to join a gang of demons in retrieving a object, Angel and his agency are involved in their own case, with the reading becoming aware that these stories are two sides to the same coin long before the characters catch on. Additionally, as is usually the case with any narrative that brings Angel and Spike together, there is a plotline in the past, involving Darla and Drusilla, that informs he doing ons in the present. Bridging the past and the present are some gypsies, although, surprisingly, not the same clan that is involved in Angel's curse.
Ultimately, "Cursed" is really Spike's story and his relationship with the strange gypsy woman Lyanka is the book's pivotal one, despite what the cover promises. As we all remember from "Dopplegangland," despite Buffy's attempt to stifle Angel when he disagrees with her observation that a vampire's personality has nothing do with the person they were in real life, that is indeed the case. Buffy's declaration was because Willow noticed that her vamp double was "kinda gay," and you can draw you own conclusions regarding how Liam became Angeleus. But what we know of the William the Bloody before he was turned is that he was an incurable romantic who wrote bad poetry. Odom is the first to deal explicitly with this idea with regards to Spike.
Odom does a nice job of connecting the dots in this regard. After all, Spike's love for the daft Drusilla was his original defining characteristic, and then he spent the last three seasons on "BtVS" falling hard for the Slayer (just do not try to get me to figure out how Harmony fits into the equation, because I do not think she does). As much as I enjoyed the scenes when Angel and Spike finally get together in L.A. in the present and go at it with the choice verbal sparing, it is really the Spike that is revealed by Lyanka that resonates in "Cursed." The funny thing is, I do not think Odom realized the vein of gold he uncovered in this story, because it is really not set up to be the big payoff in the novel. So, the bottom line on this one is that the Angel part of the story is solid enough, but it is what happens with Spike that was well worth the exploring.
This was a novel I wasn't sure I would like, since I am not a big Angel fan (neither the character nor the series), but I was pleasantly surprised. Mel Odom has written a complex, captivating story. All the players are wonderfully kept in character, with no continuity problems or slip-ups, as has happened with other writers.

It was very nice to find out more about Angel and Spike's past and the romantic side of Spike is very nicely written, without losing the somewhat wicked and selfish side of him.

All in all a very worthwhile read!
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