"A great read for Buffy fans and nice addition to any Slayer collection
"The book spans the entire run of the show with particularly close examinations of Buffy's relationship to Angel, her various allies, [and] matters of identity and self-image...The prose avoids academese and is very accessable and many of the author's observations and interesting, and, to me at least, new." -Critical Mass
Frankel analyzes events in each season of Buffy, to demonstrate how the series combines contemporary female teenage life with aspects of classic mythic traditions as Buffy moves through each stage of her heroine journey. -Book News Inc. This book (one of several on this particular series) explores how Buffy blends 1990's girl power and the path of the warrior woman with mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return like the great goddesses of antiquity. -Communication Booknotes Quarterly
"Analyzes events in each season of Buffy, to demonstrate how the series combines contemporary female teenage life with aspects of classic mythic traditions as Buffy moves through each stage of her heroine journey." --Reference & Research Book News
"A must-read...fantastic...the meticulous research and knowledge of Buffy are very obvious." --Poetic License
"For the viewer who wants a wise guide back through the darker inner circles of the Buffyverse, this book is an admirable Virgil." --Mythlore
About the Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel has been a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. The author of four recent books on popular culture and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.