Monday, October 18, 2010

Time of Your Life by Joss Whedon and Jeff Loeb

Book Details
Time of Your Life by Joss Whedon and Jeff Loeb
Paperback, 136 Pages
2009, Dark Horse
ISBN: 1595823107
Series: Book 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8

Willow and Buffy head to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy's mysterious scythe, when something goes terribly awry. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian future where there's only one Slayer - Fray, the title character of Joss Whedon's 2001 series, the first comic he ever wrote. Their uneasy alliance falls apart, leading to the death of a major character from the TV series, while back in the twenty-first century, the Scotland base falls prey to a mystical bomb courtesy of the Biggest Bad - Twilight!

Buffy travels to a New York 200 years in the future in Time of Your Life. The future is apparently not so great. The bulk of the story dragged on as Buffy attempts to discover why she was there. There is some resolution, but nothing explaining the why behind it.

Buffy meets Melaka Fray, the lone remaining vampire slayer in the future. That meant nothing to me, but those who have read Joss Whedon's earlier graphic novels may find Fray's appearance more meaningful.

Kennedy's back and seeming much more harsh than she was in the series, which is saying something. And Dawn is finally becoming a bit more interesting - as an entirely new creature.

Time of Your Life is beautiful. It's definitely worthy of the Buffy name, but it is noticeably slower than the previous installments. I'm completely hooked on this series.


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