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Slayer” is an upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. It is currently being written by Kiersten White and will be published by Simon Pulse.


From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand.

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers — girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One — she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested — because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.[1]




Organizations and titles




  • England (Only mentioned)
    • London (Only mentioned)
  • Ireland
    • Dublin
    • Shancoom
  • South America (Only mentioned)
  • United States (Only mentioned)
    • Arizona (Only mentioned)
    • California (Only mentioned)
    • Cleveland (Only mentioned)
    • San Francisco
    • Sunnydale (Only mentioned)
  • Hellmouth (Only mentioned)

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Nina and Artemis.
  • A hellhound, neck snapped by Nina.

Behind the scenes


  • According to Kiersten White, the novel is intended to follow the canon timeline of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics,[2] and will be followed by a sequel.[3]
  • The book is to be released as a hardcover, audiobook, and e-book, all available on the same date.[1]
  • Barnes & Noble are set to release a limited collector’s edition as well, containing “an exclusive slayer dream sequence short story from the perspective of Faith”. It is to be released on the same date as the other editions.[4]

Pop culture references

  • Nina mentions Planet Human television documentary series.
  • Cillian mentions the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Doug wears a Coldplay band shirt.
  • Cosmina is found via Facebook online social media.
  • Doug reads a book by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks.
  • There's mention of books being bought via the e-commerce website eBay.



  1. 1.0 1.1 “Slayer Book by Kiersten White”. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved October 05, 2018.
  2. Kiersten White on Twitter, 26 April, 2018. Retrieved May 01, 2018.
  3. “SLAYER FAQ”. Kiersten Writes. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  4. “Slayer (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Slayer Series #1) by Kiersten White”. Barnes & Noble. Retrieved November 07, 2018‎.