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Mortal Fear is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. Written by Scott and Denise Ciencin, it was originally published on September 1, 2003 by Pocket Books.


Something new has swept into the lives of the Scooby Gang, but all through different sources as they try to find acceptance with other people outside their tight knit slayage group; Xander with his co-workers, Willow with her professor at university and Dawn with a new group of not so straight-laced friends. Meanwhile, Buffy is being sent on random missions by a man that goes by the name of Simon. He wants her to retrieve parts of a mystical sword and put them together, but he refuses to say why or who he even is. When her friends suddenly start to turn against her, Buffy has to figure out how the sword and Simon ties into all the odd goings-on in Sunnydale.


  • The events of this story take place between episodes "Selfless" and "Him", as Anya is no longer a demon and Spike is still living in the Sunnydale High School basement.



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