|This article is about the novel. For the comic collection, see The Long Way Home.|
| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|"Long Way Home (novel)"|
|The conclusion to the first crossover trilogy|
|Author(s)||Nancy Holder & Jeff Mariotte|
|Publication date||October 1, 2001|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
|Unseen, Book 3|
"Door to Alternity"
final book in series
In Los Angeles, Angel and Buffy compares notes and realize that both of them are dealing with cases of missing teenagers - most of them are children of the rich and powerful. Coincidence? They don't think so. But when Buffy checks in with Giles, she learns that prime time doomsday has hit Sunnydale, taking precedence over the gang warfare in LA. Back in Sunnydale, Buffy finds the gateway through which the monsters are gaining all access passes to our universe. These gateways are controlled by renegade scientists who have discovered how to manipulate time and dimensional portals from one reality to the next, which could explain where the teens are hidden. But something goes wrong and nothing ever comes out of these gateways the same way that they went in. Now they come out bent and destroyed. Alina is the only child that can control these portals but either she's lost her control or something in the Hellmouth is breaking these barriers. Buffy and Angel must go into the portal and see if they can salvage any of the children left on the inside.
- Cordelia Chase
- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
- Charles Gunn
- Buffy Summers
- Willow Rosenberg
- Xander Harris
- Riley Finn
- Rupert Giles
- Anya Jenkins
- Tara Maclay
- Joyce Summers
- Faith Lehane
Organizations and Titles
Weapons and Objects
Behind the Scenes
- This novel shares a name with the first story arc of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, The Long Way Home. The stories are unrelated, however.
- Setting: Buffy: Season 4 and Angel: Season 1.
- German: "Die geheime Geschichte 3 - Der lange Weg zurück" (The Secret Story 3 - The Long Way Home)
Pop Culture References
|“||Anya Jenkins: "[...] she's the Slayer, right? She kind of makes the rules. We're just the Slayerette's? Hah. I'm a Slayerette."|
|- Long Way Home, p. 47||”|