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Attention: the principal from Buffy just wrote a novel. It’s called Illyria.

Emily Temple

November 17, 2020, 10:43am

Hello and welcome to the very niche readership who understands what I am talking about and why I am excited and amused by this! The rumors (from this headline) are true: Principal Snyder, also known as Armin Shimerman, has recently published the first novel in a historical fantasy series about William Shakespeare’s lost years.

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Publicity materials describe the book as “a researched, fantastical literary romp featuring Elizabethan court intrigue, the comedic characters of Twelfth Night, and crackling dialogue that evokes the language of Shakespeare.”

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More importantly, the book is called ILLYRIA: Betrayal of Angels. In the book, as in Twelfth Night, Illyria is a place, but of course I can’t help but think of . . .

Illyria GIFs | Tenor

The Buffyverse really is the gift that never stops giving.

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