Revenant (Buffy novel)
First edition cover
|Series||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|LC Class||CPB Box no. 1961 vol. 16|
|Preceded by||Power of Persuasion|
|Followed by||Resurrecting Ravana|
Revenant is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A Chinese gang arrives in Sunnydale and suddenly they're committing criminal acts all over the town. Immediately racial tension begin to increase and one of Willow's friends, Jia Li, is feeling the effects more than anyone else. She's discovered that her brother Lok is delving into the occult in order to learn more about their great grandfather's death in Sunnydale many years ago. Coinciding with these events, a man named Zhiyong is trying to raise the men that died in a cave many years ago in order to raise Sharmma, a demon that would give him power in return. A beautiful warrior called Shing arrives on the scene at the same time and she's just as strong as Buffy. Xander feels an immediate attraction for her but there's something about her that he doesn't know.
The novel is during late Buffy season 3. Wesley and Faith do not appear.
Buffy novels 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 merchandise.