Stage fright takes on a whole new meaning as Willow joins a theatre group and finds herself taking part in a truly hellish drama...The past couple of years have seen Willow's Wiccan powers develop to an impressive -- and potentially dangerous -- level, as viewers of Buffy Season Six will know. But even the most confident of witches has her deepest secret fears, and Willow's have always involved performing on stage in front of an audience. In her near-fatal dream sequence in the crucial Season Five episode 'Restless', it was this fear that enabled the Primal Slayer to enter her consciousness in order to destroy her as she slept. So when Willow decides to join the UC Sunnydale Drama Group in order to master her fear, it's a major step for her to take. But forgetting her lines or corpsing on stage soon turn out to be the least of her worries, as the drama that's being enacted on the hellmouth is most emphatically no play. With Spike as her unexpected ally, can Willow take a leading role or will she die -- for real?
ASHLEY McCONNELL is the author of more than a dozen fantasy, horror and media novels. DORI KOGLER is completing a Masters degree in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature and THESE OUR ACTORS is her first novel.