Cursed (Buffy/Angel novel)
First edition cover
|November 1, 2003|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 2253 vol. 9|
|Preceded by||Monster Island|
|Followed by||Seven Crows|
Various demons have battled Spike since he was given a chip preventing him from hurting humans. Now a more organised and united effort is being made to put him out of the picture.
In Los Angeles, Angel is searching for a mystical object that is linked to his days as the evil Angelus. Spike arrives. Each holds a grudge against each other yet they must reluctantly work together and deal with their shared evil pasts.
Supposed to be set early in sixth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel third season, the story remains outside Buffyverse canon, and written long before Angel season 5 which would come to contradict certain continuity points.
Buffy/Angel books such as this one are not usually considered by fans as canonical. Some fans consider them stories from the imaginations of authors and artists, while other fans consider them as taking place in an alternative fictional reality. However unlike fan fiction, overviews summarising their story, written early in the writing process, were 'approved' by both Fox and Joss Whedon (or his office), and the books were therefore later published as official Buffy/Angel merchandise.