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Bangel Novels Recs

Mrs Gordo

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Anyone have any recommendation for Buffy/Angel books that deal with the Buffy/Angel relationship?

I know Sins of the Father is one I read that dealt with it. Threw Pike in the mix which was kinda ehh for me. (Puffy? Bike?)
 
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NileQT87

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Here's what I've read:

1998-01 - Buffy - Coyote Moon
1998-08 - Buffy - Blooded
1998-10 - Buffy - Child Of The Hunt
1998-12 - Buffy - Return To Chaos
1999-01 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 1 - Out Of The Madhouse
1999-03 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 2 - Ghost Roads
1999-05 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 3 - Sons Of Entropy
1999-11 - Buffy - Sins Of The Father
2000-04 - Angel - Not Forgotten
2000-08 - Buffy - How I Survived My Summer Vacation
2001-05 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 1 - The Burning
2001-06 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 2 - Door To Alternity
2001-08 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 3 - Long Way Home
2001-08 - Buffy - The Lost Slayer 1 - Prophecies
2001-09 - Buffy - The Lost Slayer 2 - Dark Times
2001-10 - Buffy - The Lost Slayer 3 - King Of The Dead
2001-11 - Buffy - The Lost Slayer 4 - Original Sins
2002-12 - Angel - The Longest Night
2003-03 - Buffy & Angel - Monster Island
2003-04 - Angel - Sanctuary
2006-01 - Buffy - After Image
2006-04 - Buffy - Carnival Of Souls
2006-10 - Buffy - Portal Through Time

I'm a Bangel and a fan of the high school seasons + AtS more, so my selections should be appealing. The Bangel in Child of the Hunt, Monster Island and the Gatekeeper trilogy is really good stuff with meaningful moments and quality interaction. My primary interest is Angel, so books that are heavier on him tend to go to the top of my list.

Here's a thread I made a while back where I discussed what I thought of what I had read so far: BtVS/AtS tie-in novels | IMDB v2.0
 

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@NileQT87 when is Monster Island set? I swear I thought that book was Cangel. I had it on my list to buy not sure where I saw it had Cangel so I avoided it like the plague.
 

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Not Cangel at all! It's totally Bangel for a big part of it (set in early seasons 6/3, too), general cast and shared father issues (Doyle's father is a character, along with ex-wife Harry and half-breed demons). None of the books, even the AtS ones, seem to go into Cangel much at all. Even the Spuffy content outside of maybe a few books is almost non-existent, though Angel does react disgusted here to the revelation that Spike has the hots for Buffy. There's a fair amount of Angel with Spike in the book. There's some really nice Bangel content, including reflecting back on shared father issues in one scene where they're held captive together (Gunn is with them). These book writers were writing Bangel books for years after BtVS season 3 aired. The last books published in 2006-2007 were totally early Bangel, too.

And all the crossover books pretty much turn into Bangel, given that these writers don't forget who the leads of the two shows are. The Fang Gang is never treated as an afterthought to the Scoobies either. Arguably, the Fang Gang often appears more because of a lot of the crossover books have a few of the Scoobies (some usually remain behind) coming to L.A., rather than the other way around. In the Unseen trilogy, Spike is completely separated off from the others with heavy Fang Gang and some Bangel content even if it's in the Riley era.

There's no Cangel or Spuffy at all in Monster Island.
 
Updated list:

1998-01 - Buffy - Coyote Moon
1998-08 - Buffy - Blooded
1998-10 - Buffy - Child Of The Hunt
1998-12 - Buffy - Return To Chaos
1999-01 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 1 - Out Of The Madhouse
1999-03 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 2 - Ghost Roads
1999-05 - Buffy - Gatekeeper 3 - Sons Of Entropy
1999-10 - Buffy - Immortal (reading this currently)
1999-11 - Buffy - Sins Of The Father
2000-04 - Angel - Not Forgotten
2000-08 - Buffy - How I Survived My Summer Vacation
2001-05 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 1 - The Burning
2001-06 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 2 - Door To Alternity
2001-08 - Buffy & Angel - Unseen 3 - Long Way Home
2002-12 - Angel - The Longest Night
2003-03 - Buffy & Angel - Monster Island
2003-04 - Angel - Sanctuary
2006-01 - Buffy - After Image
2006-04 - Buffy - Carnival Of Souls
2006-10 - Buffy - Portal Through Time
2006-12 - Buffy - Bad Bargain
 
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Thanks for clarifying!

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I wish they would put these books on kindles. I feel so old school buying a real book.