Here Be Monsters (Buffy novel)
First edition cover
|Series||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Media type||Print (hardback and paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 2290 vol. 1|
|Preceded by||Deep Water|
|Followed by||The Book of Fours|
Here Be Monsters is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After Buffy kills twin teenage vampires, their vampire mother steps in to seek revenge for the death of her sons. The mother summons the goddess of Balance and Buffy is faced with a trial in order to save her life as well as her mother's. In this trial, Buffy discovers what she fears most and her love for her mom must triumph over the vampire mother's love for her dead sons.
- Supposed to be set late in Buffy season 3.
Buffy comics 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 merchandise.