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|Author||Scott Ciencin and Denise Ciencin|
|Series||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Publication date||1 September 2003|
|Media type||Print (hardback and paperback)|
|Preceded by||Apocalypse Memories|
|Followed by||Spark and Burn|
Mortal Fear is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Something new has swept into the lives of the Scooby Gang, but all through different sources as they try to find acceptance with other people outside their tight knit slayage group; Xander with his co-workers, Willow with her professor at university and Dawn with a new group of not so strait-laced friends. Meanwhile, Buffy is being sent on random missions by a man that goes by the name of Simon. He wants her to retrieve parts of a mystical sword and put them together, but he refuses to say why or who he even is. When her friends suddenly start to turn against her, Buffy has to figure out how the sword and Simon ties into all the odd goings-on in Sunnydale.
- The Historian's Note claims the story is supposed to take place in the sixth season of Buffy.
Buffy books such as this one are not usually considered by fans as canonical. Some fans consider them stories from the imaginations of authors and artists, while other fans consider them as taking place in an alternative fictional reality. However unlike fan fiction, overviews summarising their story, written early in the writing process, were 'approved' by both Fox and Joss Whedon (or his office), and the books were therefore later published as officially Buffy/Angel merchandise.
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