"The Xander Years, Volume 2" is the second and final novelization anthology of the The Xander Years book miniseries. It was written by Jeff Mariotte, and based on the teleplays by Matt Kiene, Joe Reinkemeyer, Elin Hampton, David Fury, and Dan Vebber.


Most teens have trouble finding themselves now and then, but when you’re living on a hellmouth, “trouble” is an understatement — especially if you’re Xander Harris. He has never been very popular, and has never had much luck with women, but he is uniquely Xander.

After a Sunnydale High field trip to the zoo, Xander becomes obnoxious and aggressive. Giles thinks it’s typical adolescent male behavior, but Buffy knows better. And when he finally scores “cool” points by making the Sunnydale High swim team, he’s thrown into the middle of something, well… fishy.

Still, once Xander is excluded from the Slayer’s most recent anti-apocalyptic campaign, he finds himself battling his own private evil — and saving Sunnydale High from a fate it never imagined.


"The Xander Years, Volume 2" is a novelization of three Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes:


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International Titles

  • French: "Les Metamorphoses d’Alex 2" (The Metamorphoses of Alex 2)
  • German: "Xander — Allein Unter Bestien" (Xander — Alone among Beasts)


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