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Buffy novel-Blooded
Buffy's new enemy is close to her heart.
Author(s) Christopher Golden
Nancy Holder
Publication date August 1, 1998
Length 276 pages
Published by Pocket Books
ISBN ISBN 0671021346

Blooded was a novel written by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Chirayoju, an ancient Chinese vampire, and Sanno, a Japanese Mountain King, have been fighting for years. Their spirits were imprisoned in a sword by a curse. The sword arrives in Sunnydale and while viewing the Japanese exhibit at the museum Willow becomes possessed by the spirit of Chirayoju and Xander, later on, becomes possessed by the spirit of Sanno. Buffy must figure out a way to stop the two spirits without killing her own friends. During the final battle, when the fight takes an ugly turn, Buffy must also keep her own spirit alive.


Behind the Scenes

  • Cordelia says that Xander "does not usually snore" suggesting they have slept together. However, Xander remains a virgin until The Zeppo.
  • Setting: Season 3

International Titles

  • Dutch: Het Bloedspoor (The Blood Trail)
  • German: Das Blutschwert (The Blood Sword)
  • French: La Piste des Guerriers (Track Warriors)
  • Portuguese: Duelo Sangrento (Bloody Duel)
  • Indonesian: Berdarah (Bloody)