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Monster Island was a novel written by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.


Doyle's pure blood Brachen demon father Axtius is the General for the Coalition of Purity, which believes that all half-blood demons should be banished, leaving only the pure bloods on Earth. Both Angel and Buffy are dealing with this threat in their respective cities when Buffy's team learns that General Axtius plans to attack a half-blood demon safe haven island near Los Angeles. Uprooting the Scooby Gang, Buffy and the rest travel quickly to Los Angeles to help Angel deal with the increasing problem. Unfortunately, the demons on the island who are in need of saving seem to be skeptical about having vampires as well as the Slayer on their island and they must be convinced that it's for their benefit before General Axtius and his troops launch a full-fledged attack on the island.


Behind the Scenes

  • Strongly influenced by the episode "Hero", this book pays tribute to the character Doyle.
  • At one point, it is revealed that the current password for access to the hideout of Gunn's crew is "Sweet Christmas", which Gunn tells the others is something "a guy we all looked up to" used to say. "Sweet Christmas" is the catchphrase of Marvel Comics character Luke Cage, a streetwise blaxploitation character whom Gunn has a lot in common with.
  • This novel is notable for having a team-up between the Scooby Gang and the Angel Investigations team.
  • Setting: Buffy; season 6 and Angel; season 3. Spike mentions Buffy meeting Clem and Giles is still around, placing it between "Life Serial" and "Tabula Rasa". Angel has returned from his reunion with Buffy and Cordelia is familiar with Fred's parents, suggesting a placement after "Fredless", but this is contradicted by Caritas still being open.