Wisdom of War

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Wisdom of War
Wisdom of War (Buffy Novel).jpg
First edition cover
Author Christopher Golden
Country United States
Language English
Series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
July 2002
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 320
ISBN 0-7434-5033-7
OCLC 59490146
Preceded by These Our Actors
Followed by Tempted Champions

Wisdom of War is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Plot summary[edit]

Two strange breeds of sea creatures are beginning to appear in Sunnydale, and none of them appear to be all too friendly. The Moruach and the Aegeirie are their names, the latter being followers of the immense sea beast Aegir who was once captured by the Moruach but later set free. As soon as Buffy is beginning to discover these creatures, the Watcher's Council steps in with a team with Quentin Travers leading the way. When Buffy does not agree to slay all the demons until she knows more about them and what they're doing in Sunnydale, Travers has Faith released from jail in Los Angeles for a temporary time in order to eradicate the demons in Sunnydale. Buffy begins to question her decision as well as her actions when innocent humans, including some of her friends, begin to transform into Aegir followers.


  • Takes place in the second half of Buffy season 5, but before "I Was Made to Love You".
  • Breaks with established Buffyverse canon by involving a Faith jailbreak long before "Salvage".

Canonical issues[edit]

Buffy 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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