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City Of is a novelization in the Angel novels series. Written by Nancy Holder, it was originally published on December 1, 1999 by Pocket Books.



For Angel, life as a vampire was a constant thrill. Power, danger, cool clothes (never getting old, also a plus). But in the end, it was all about the kill — until he killed the wrong girl.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Angel's first true love, but the relationship was doomed from the start — a moment of true happiness would cause Angel to lose his soul forever. So he left — Sunnydale, Buffy, and everything else meaningful to him.

City of Angels. Run by powerful forces, agents of pure evil. It's a city hard on its human population. If Angel wants to save himself, he's going to have to save them... somehow. With the help of two unlikely allies — a half-demon and a ex-May Queen — he's going to set up shop...

And keep watch over his city.


The book is a novelization of Angel debut episode "City Of".



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Death countEdit

  • Four unidentified vampires, dusted by Angel.
  • Denise Perkins, killed by Russell Winters (only mentioned).
  • Christina Clarke, killed by Russell Winters.
  • Russell Winters, kicked into daylight by Angel.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • The cover features promotional pictures taken for Angel season 1.
  • City Of is the only Angel novelization ever published. In contrast, there are 12 books adapting 50 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

International titlesEdit

  • French: La Cité des Anges (The City of Angels)
  • German: Stadt der Träume (City of Dreams)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Bem-Vindo a Los Angeles (Welcome to Los Angeles)


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