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“The Longest Night” is a short story anthology book of Angel novel series.
Hour by hour and evil by evil, this short story collection takes Angel and his colleagues one by one through one dramatic night. December 21 — the winter solstice. The time when the sun is at its weakest, and the longest night of the year. The undead equivalent of New Year’s Eve, it’s the night when those who live for the darkness all want to come out and party. Consequently it’s a very busy night indeed for Angel Investigations. There may be no rest for the wicked — but there’s certainly no rest for those who are sworn to protect the world against them. The Longest Night follows the individual trials of Angel, Cordelia, Wesley, Gunn and newcomer Fred as they battle to keep the forces of evil at bay.
- The House Where Death Stood Still
- A Joyful Noise
- I Still Believe
- It Can Happen to You
- Model Behaviour
- Have Gunn, Will Travel
- Generous Presence
- The Anchoress
- Bummed Out
- Icicle Memories
- Yoke of the Soul
- The Sun Child
Behind the scenes
- “The Longest Night” is the only of Angel short story anthology. Although the book is labeled as “Vol. 1”, no further volumes were ever published.
- Writer Jeff Mariotte explained why the stories do not reference each other: “We didn’t get to read each other’s stories, we just knew a tiny bit about what would happen in the ones before and after ours. So, for instance, I mentioned in the very end of mine that Angel knew he had to go do some last-minute shopping. But we knew it wouldn’t flow exactly right, because if it did then it would be a novel by a buncha different writers, and not a collection of short stories.”
- Setting: Season 3.