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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Coyote Moon''}}
 
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{{Book
 
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|title = ''Coyote Moon''
| tagline = Humans by day, evil by night...
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|image = Coyote Moon.jpg
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|tagline = Humans by day, evil by night...
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|type = Novel
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|author = [[John Vornholt]]
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|date = January 1, [[1998]]
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|pages = 176
| date = January 1, 1998
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|publisher = [[Pocket Books]]
| pages = 176
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|isbn = 0671017144
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'''''Coyote Moon''''' was a novel based on ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]''.
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is a [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' novel]]. It was written by [[John Vornholt]] and originally published on January 1, [[1998]] by [[Simon Pulse]].
   
== Synopsis ==
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==Synopsis==
It's summer vacation in Sunnydale and the carnival has come to town. At the carnival Willow and Xander hook up with two carnies but Buffy sense something evil about them and she thinks it has something to do with the sudden influx of coyotes in the area. Eventually Buffy learns that the carnies are skinwalkers and that they are in town to raise Spurs Hardaway, their old master, from his grave in one of Sunnydale's cemeteries. Buffy has to stop these werecoyotes before Willow and Xander become their victims.
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The seedy carnival looks like just the thing to give [[Buffy Summers|Buffy]] and her best buds, [[Alexander Harris|Xander]] and [[Willow Rosenberg|Willow]], a break from staking bloodsuckers. Some greasy food, a few cheap thrills — what more could a [[Slayer]] ask for?
   
== Appearances ==
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But then Buffy senses something evil behind this carnival. Xander and Willow aren't so sure. They don't buy Buffy's notion that the carneys are somehow connected to the corpses turning up around [[Sunnydale]]. It doesn't help that her two best friends are each interested in someone at the carnival. Which puts the burden of proof on Buffy.
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Can she find out what's going on in time to save her friends?
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Or has the Slayer become the prey?
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==Continuity==
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*This novel is supposed to take place between ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'' seasons [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1|one]] and [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2|two]]. However, the novel indicates that Buffy spends her summer in Sunnydale, while "[[When She Was Bad]]" has Buffy in LA with her father during the summer.
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==Appearances==
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===Individuals===
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
 
*[[Buffy Summers]]
*[[Xander Harris]]
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*[[Alexander Harris]]
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]]
 
*[[Rupert Giles]]
 
*[[Rupert Giles]]
 
*[[Cordelia Chase]]
 
*[[Cordelia Chase]]
*[[Rose (Coyote Moon)|Rose]] <small>(werecoyote)</small>
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*[[Rose (Coyote Moon)|Rose]]
*[[Lonnie]] <small>(werecoyote)</small>
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*[[Lonnie]]
*[[Hopscotch]] <small>(werecoyote)</small>
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*[[Hopscotch]]
*Dr. [[Henshaw]] <small>(friendly doctor)</small>
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*[[Henshaw]]
*[[Spurs Hardaway]] <small>(villain)</small>
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*[[Spurs Hardaway]]
   
==Trivia==
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==Behind the scenes==
*This novel is supposed to take place between the first and second season of Buffy. However, the novel indicates that Buffy spends her summer in Sunnydale, while the show has Buffy in LA with her father during the summer, so the novel is totally non-canon.
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===Collections===
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*''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Volume 1]]''
   
*The book is likely an homage to ''The Wolf Man'', with American carnies instead of Romani and skinwalkers instead of lycanthropy to suit the change in setting from Europe to America.
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===International titles===
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*'''Dutch:''' ''Nacht van de Prairiewolf'' (Night of the Coyote)
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*'''German:''' ''Die Hexer von Sunnydale'' (The Warlocks of Sunnydale)
   
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===Other===
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*The book is likely an homage to ''The Wolf Man'', with American carnies instead of Romani and skinwalkers instead of lycanthropy to suit the change in setting from Europe to America.
 
*The book is the second in a trilogy of standalone novels using the theme of "Cowboys and Indians", along with ''[[Halloween Rain]]'' and ''[[Night of the Living Rerun]]''. It is the most overt entry in the trilogy, containing numerous in-text comparisons between the narrative and western films, using literal cowboys who stole magic from Navajo medicine men as the antagonists, and ending the book with an homage to the classic western film ''Shane'', where a morally ambiguous anti-hero ally wanders off into the distance to die on his own terms.
 
*The book is the second in a trilogy of standalone novels using the theme of "Cowboys and Indians", along with ''[[Halloween Rain]]'' and ''[[Night of the Living Rerun]]''. It is the most overt entry in the trilogy, containing numerous in-text comparisons between the narrative and western films, using literal cowboys who stole magic from Navajo medicine men as the antagonists, and ending the book with an homage to the classic western film ''Shane'', where a morally ambiguous anti-hero ally wanders off into the distance to die on his own terms.
   
== Behind the scenes ==
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==Gallery==
 
=== Collections ===
 
* "[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Volume 1]]"
 
 
===International Titles===
 
*'''Dutch:''' "Nacht van de Prairiewolf " (Night of the Coyote)
 
*'''German:''' "Die Hexer von Sunnydale" (The Warlocks of Sunnydale)
 
 
== Gallery ==
 
 
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<gallery captionalign="center">
Btvs-episode-stills-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-6055254-322-500.jpg|original photo for cover
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Nightmares Buffy.jpg|Original photo for cover
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Coyote Moon NL.jpg|Cover in the Netherlands
 
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</gallery>
   
 
[[fr:La Lune des Coyotes]]
 
[[fr:La Lune des Coyotes]]
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[[Category:Buffy novels]]
 
[[Category:Buffy novels]]

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Coyote Moon is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. It was written by John Vornholt and originally published on January 1, 1998 by Simon Pulse.

Synopsis

The seedy carnival looks like just the thing to give Buffy and her best buds, Xander and Willow, a break from staking bloodsuckers. Some greasy food, a few cheap thrills — what more could a Slayer ask for?

But then Buffy senses something evil behind this carnival. Xander and Willow aren't so sure. They don't buy Buffy's notion that the carneys are somehow connected to the corpses turning up around Sunnydale. It doesn't help that her two best friends are each interested in someone at the carnival. Which puts the burden of proof on Buffy.

Can she find out what's going on in time to save her friends?

Or has the Slayer become the prey?

Continuity

  • This novel is supposed to take place between Buffy the Vampire Slayer seasons one and two. However, the novel indicates that Buffy spends her summer in Sunnydale, while "When She Was Bad" has Buffy in LA with her father during the summer.

Appearances

Individuals

Behind the scenes

Collections

International titles

  • Dutch: Nacht van de Prairiewolf (Night of the Coyote)
  • German: Die Hexer von Sunnydale (The Warlocks of Sunnydale)

Other

  • The book is likely an homage to The Wolf Man, with American carnies instead of Romani and skinwalkers instead of lycanthropy to suit the change in setting from Europe to America.
  • The book is the second in a trilogy of standalone novels using the theme of "Cowboys and Indians", along with Halloween Rain and Night of the Living Rerun. It is the most overt entry in the trilogy, containing numerous in-text comparisons between the narrative and western films, using literal cowboys who stole magic from Navajo medicine men as the antagonists, and ending the book with an homage to the classic western film Shane, where a morally ambiguous anti-hero ally wanders off into the distance to die on his own terms.

Gallery

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