After Image

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After Image (Buffy Novel).jpg
First edition cover
Author Pierce Askegren
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
January 24, 2006
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 272
ISBN 1-4169-1181-2
OCLC 62533220
Preceded by Portal Through Time
Followed by Carnival of Souls

This is for the novel by Pierce Askegren. For other uses of the term, see Afterimage (disambiguation). Not to be confused with other novels with similar title, including Afterimage,[1] a novel by Helen Humphreys, or Afterimage, a novel by Kathleen George, or Afterimage, a novel by Jay Brandon, or Afterimage, a novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Kevin Anderson.

Afterimage is an original novel by Pierce Askegren based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is set early in the second season of the TV show.

Plot summary[edit]

Sunnydale Drive-In reopens with a dusk-to-dawn festival of classic B movies. Xander has free tickets after working there as a gopher for the construction crew, but as Buffy, Willow, and Cordelia show little interest, he ends up going with Jonathan. Jonathan, like many of the patrons of the drive-in, falls asleep during the night and cannot be re-awakened.

Meanwhile, Buffy and Angel fight off attacks from a wolf-man and a gang of chain-wielding bikers who seem solid one minute and fade into thin air the next. Other vanishing figures are seen around town, leading Giles and Willow to research ectoplasm. Xander recognizes a picture in one of Giles' old books as the man behind the re-opening of the drive-in: Mr Balsamo, otherwise known as the eighteenth-century occultist Cagliostro.

When Giles is kidnapped, Buffy, Angel and Willow head to the drive-in to confront the villain, while Xander and Cordelia stay at the hospital with his victims.


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