This article is about the novel. For the comic book mini-series, see Long Night's Journey.
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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.

The Longest Night is a collection of short stories by various writers centered around Angel and his team.


The book consisted of the following stories (in order):


The events took place after "Dad" but before "Birthday".

  • All of the stories take place on December 21, and hour by hour Angel and his crew must survive the longest night of the year.


Behind the Scenes

  • 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. [1]


  • The book is unique, the only anthology of Angel short stories. The book is labeled 'Vol. 1', suggesting further volumes were a possibility, but none were ever released.

Pop Culture References

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