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Spark and Burn was a novel written by Diana G. Gallagher based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Spike was born in the nineteenth century as a boy named William; a gentle intellectual boy. As a young adult he meets a woman called Drusilla, a mysterious vampire. William eventually becomes Spike.

He travels Europe with a band of vicious vampires, Dru, Darla, and Angelus. They show him his new existence, and from them he finds out about that most serious of enemies to vampires, one girl in all the world chosen to fight the vampires and the forces of darkness, the Slayer.

Having found a soul in Africa in the twenty-first century, Spike is tormented by the first evil and the guilt of his vampiric evils. He recalls many of the events that would lead him to the madness in a school basement.


Behind the Scenes

  • Tagline: "He's the other vampire with a soul."
  • This book is a character history of Spike. The author used the episode scripts, and revealed what Spike was doing when he wasn't seen on screen as well as what he had done on screen.
  • Setting: Season 7-8.
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