Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sequel Focus: Willow's Slayer-Witch Daughter

Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans are going to have a new Slayer to cheer for when 2022 starts, but she isn't "just" a slayer. She's also a witch. And before you pause for a moment to process that, we should also mention that the new slayer's name is Frankie Rosenberg- Willow's daughter. Set to drop on January 4, Disney Hyperion Publishing and author Kendare Blake's ("Three Dark Crowns" Series) In Every Generation is the first of a YA trilogy that serves as both a spinoff and a pseudo-sequel to the popular television series. But how Frankie becomes the first Slayer-Witch is a mystery that could prove tragic and a serious game-changer. And as you're about to see in the official synopsis that follows a look at the book's cover, there's still the matter of the Hellmouth. Because it's opening again…

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Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie's happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers—including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey's older sister Vi—might be dead. That means it's time for this generation's Slayer to be born. But being the first-ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she's next.

"I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that's what it feels like. Being a fan of Buffy was the whole reason for taking on 'In Every Generation'. I had no choice. You don't say no to Buffy," Blake explained. That said, Blake is balancing the Buffyverse that fans know and love while also opening them up to a world of new possibilities that the franchise can offer. " If you want to visualize the writing of this book, just imagine the iconic scene from 'Singin' in the Rain,'" she says. "Except instead of Gene Kelly, it's me, and instead of that wet street with the lamp post, it's Sunnydale Cemetery full of vampires."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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