While slaying the zompires that have overrun a small California town, Buffy and her pals are shocked to discover a new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform and walk in the light of day — like Dracula… If that weren't enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten. While the crew attempts to find out exactly what this means and restore the status quo, Xander is the victim of a haunting as his relationship with Dawn crumbles.
Buffy and her crew get their fight on against the new vampires and take a trip to Sunnydale, where Andrew is up to his good/bad/old tricks again. And everyone is tempted by what the new rules of magic can do for them… just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy's door!
The romantic scene for Buffy and friends amps up in unexpected ways. But personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons, both real and intangible. Spike struggles with vivid dreams of murder, and Buffy journeys into his mind, discovering the terrifying new face of evil.
Buffy needs serious backup. With an ultimate Big Bad, Archaeus, connected to so many from the Slayer's past, she's calling in reinforcements — and saying to hell with the awkward consequences. As the gang get closer to Archaeus, the extent of his plans and their connection to the new rules of magic are revealed.
Demon invasions wreak havoc worldwide when an interdimensional portal lands in the wrong hands — those of the Mistress, the Sculptor, and the Soul Glutton. As new threats pour into the streets, Buffy and her closest allies find their paths diverging: Willow gets a serious job, Xander and Ghost Anya grow perilously close, Andrew is tempted by evil, and Buffy and Spike continue to work at making their relationship, well, work. And as the real and supernatural worlds collide, Dawn is forced to make a life-altering decision.
The team is splintered after a confrontation with the Soul Glutton and the Mistress. As Buffy tries to bring the team together, insecurities plague her relationship with Spike. To make matters worse, a new Big Bad makes a move to capture the Vampyr book! Buffy must trust in herself to make the right choice and bear the burden of protecting the book from the monsters who wish to abuse it.
Angel's work is never done. Last time he averted an apocalypse, part of London turned into a chaotic stew of supernatural forces. Who better to watch over it than Angel himself? Or so he thinks — until he finds himself going down a really wrong road… Meanwhile, Faith begins a new chapter in her life — slaying the undead with Buffy, and then going corporate when a juicy offer tempts her…
Faith's guilty conscience can't resist a Deepscan mission to find missing demon hunter Riley Finn in South America, but a surprise encounter with tribal vampires tests the slaying skills of Faith's team! In London's Magic Town, Amy the Rat has been seeking favors, and Angel is on alert — he knows the witch is after more than she's letting on.
When Faith returns to London, her qualms about reteaming with vampire Angel are pushed aside when the demon Eldre Koh's search for vengeance and his lost friend Illyria brings him to Magic Town. Illyria isn't in Magic Town, but strangely, Illyria's host, Winifred Burkle.
While Angel is stateside, Faith and Fred are tasked with investigating missing students from a local prep school. Attaining gainful employment at St. Cuthbert's Preparatory School, the girls discover a growing teenage-vampire population. Angel returns to London in the midst of the vampire threat — but he hasn't returned alone, and he, Faith, and Fred suddenly have double the trouble!
With gangs of vampires bringing trouble to the streets of Magic Town, Angel and Faith have their work cut out for them — not only protecting the citizens from the vampire terrorists but also dealing with the source of the trouble: Drusilla and the überdemon Archaeus. Having failed to gather Angel and Spike to his side, Archaeus is building his family with Dru and looking for a way to gain true control of Magic Town through Nadira and her magic… Angel, Faith, Fred and Illyria, and Koh will pit their newly formed family against Archaeus's brood of blood and misguided magic in a battle for London!
Buffy and the Scoobies are shocked to discover another new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform, and walk in the light of day — like Dracula. If that weren't enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten in the Vampyr book, making it a highly coveted item. As the crew feels the responsibility of protecting the book and writing the new rules, they are tempted by what new rules can do for them… just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy’s door!