Heat (Buffy/Angel novel)

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Heat (Buffy-Angel Novel).jpg
First edition cover
Author Nancy Holder
Country United States
Language English
Series Buffy-Angel
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
July 2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 456 pp
ISBN 0-689-86017-X
OCLC 54826020
LC Class PZ7.H70326 He 2004
Preceded by Seven Crows

Heat is an original novel based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Tagline: "An original crossover novel based on the hit television series created by Joss Whedon & David Greenwalt"

Plot summary[edit]

Buffy and Angel both battle the same ancient evil, a Possessor who was once Qin, First Emperor of China. As a Possessor, Qin's body loses its temperature fast and he is forced to jump from body to body through the ages, rendering him immortal. In present day Sunnydale and Los Angeles, Qin is attempting to usher in the Year of the Hot Devil and drive humans out of his dimension by resurrecting an ancient dragon frozen in ice from centuries before.


  • Set during Buffy season 7, and Angel season 4. References in the book place it after the sixth episode of each series ("Him" and "Spin the Bottle" respectively).
  • Buffyverse canon characters include: Buffy, Angel, Cordelia, Spike, Jhiera
  • Jhiera, who previously appeared in Angel episode She, appears throughout.

Canonical issues[edit]

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 officially Buffy/Angel merchandise.

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