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"Close to the Ground"
Close to the Ground (Angel Novel)
Fortune and Glory don't always come naturally.
Author(s) Jeff Mariotte
Publication date August 1, 2000
Length 320 pages
Published by Pocket Books
ISBN ISBN 978-0671041472

Avatar is a novel by Jeff Mariotte centered around Angel and his team.


A big Hollywood studio head, Jack Willitts, offered Angel lots of money to guard his daughter, Karinna. Angel was persuaded when his co-workers pointed out there wes rent to deal with. Angel took Karinna to several popular nightspots, writing her off as a spoiled brat. Cordy believed Angel was getting too close to the case, but the situation soon worsened. Karinna got into trouble while Angel and company were being tracked by an unknown creature, trying to destroy anything getting in its way. Angel eventually found himself trapped in a supernatural struggle for power and immortality.


The events took place after "The Bachelor Party", but before "Soul Trade".

  • Doyle does not know who Willow is.



Organizations and Titles




Weapons and Objects

Death Count

Behind the Scenes


  • Phantom Dennis helps to choose clothes for Cordelia.
  • Angel visits a techno club, but the loud music brings pain to his ears.
  • Setting: Season 1.

International Titles

  • German: "Der Preis der Unsterblichkeit" (The Price of Immortality)

Pop Culture References


Cordelia Chase: "Those multinational corporations smell blood when it's in the water. And they make sure it's not their own."
- Close to the Ground