Bad Bargain

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Bad Bargain
Bad Bargain (Buffy Novel).jpg
First edition cover
Author Diana G. Gallagher
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Publication date
December 26, 2006
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 256
ISBN 1-4169-1919-8
OCLC 77457003

Bad Bargain is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Plot summary[edit]

Having sealed the Hellmouth, the Scooby Gang do not realise that anything is odd when things to be sold at the first annual band fund-raising rummage sale are stored in the school basement, which is directly above the Hellmouth.

The rummage sale begins, and the items on sale seem to be having an unexpected effect on those that buy them. Even Xander and Willow are soon affected. The situation gets more serious resulting in the school being quarantined leaving Buffy and Giles to sort things out before the items get sold elsewhere.

Continuity[edit]

Timing[edit]

  • Its place in the wider Buffyverse chronology is within season 2, after the events of 'Lie to Me', and before 'What's My Line?'.

Canonical issues[edit]

Main article: Buffyverse canon

Buffy novels, such as this one are generally not considered by fans as part of canon. They are usually not viewed as official Buffyverse reality, but are novels from the authors' imaginations. However unlike fanfic, 'overviews' summarising their story, written early in the writing process, were 'approved' by Fox, who in turn may or may not have sought approval from Whedon (or his office). The book will be published as official Buffy merchandise.

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