Passions of Demons
|Title:||Passions of Demons|
|Publisher:||Agent With Style|
|Fandom:||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
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Passions of Demons is a gen 189-page Buffy novel by Elizabeth Grace.
From the author's preface: "'Passions of Demons' started out as a dare. To be blunt, I hadn't enjoyed Buffy's fourth season. I couldn't understand why all of the strong characters I had fallen in love with were floundering; I had an especially difficult time accepting Willow's sexual about-face, (not because a major character was coming out of the closet, but because I felt cheated that the audience hadn't been privy to so much as a single moment of reflection or doubt about her changing sexual identity); and lastly, I'd also taken an extreme dislike to the entire Initiative plot, with its premise that all soldiers are apparently idiots. As a former Air Force officer, that just didn't sit well with me at all. I tuned in to the fifth season hoping to see the tight, original, highly character-driven stories of the first three seasons that had so thoroughly hooked me. When Buffy spiked Dracula in less than an hour, I was inordinately disappointed at the waste of what should have been one of the Slayer's most powerful foes. And when Dawn appeared out of thin air and the shallow, shrillGlory turned out to be the season's big villain, I'd had enough-and said so in no uncertain terms to the Buffy/Angel chat group I was involved with. First they dared me to come up with "something better." When I thought I might have, they encouraged me to write it."