Angel – Novels "Fleuves Noirs"
T1 – The City of Angels
The worst curse, for a vampire, Is to have lost its soul, or have found ? Income from hell but separated from Buffy, Angel has only one way to remain faithful : also fight against the forces of Darkness ! A stranger wrapped in a black cloak haunts the nights Los Angeles. Sometimes, he plunges into a dark alley than others and snatches prey to the claws of a vampire. No one knows his name, except Doyle, a strange guy who is quick to flush him out and make him a curious proposal. Why not meddle back to stand between humanity and the innocent victims and the hordes of evil ? Party Sunnydale fleeing an impossible love, Angel agrees to play the game. His redemption is the price, even if doubt get one day !
T2 – The Lord of the shallows
Series of murders Los Angeles. Nothing really surprising, alas. But the procedure is surprising, since the victims have… burnt inside. Taking charge of the investigation, Angel – now helped by Cordelia – sinks into the most sinister neighborhoods Los Angeles and was the track of a heinous lowland lord obsessed with the quest for immortality. To achieve its objective, illuminated this will stop at nothing. Including resurrect Latura, Indonesian God of the Dead…
T3 – Redemption
Cordelia and Doyle jubilant ! Their new client, Whitney Tyler, is a boon to the reputation of their agency. Ironie du sort, this famous actress plays a vampire in a Television Series. But a bizarre sect, taking her for a real blood drinker, seeks to eliminate. Angel is far less enthusiastic when meeting Whitney, perfect double of the Cross Although he fought when he terrorized the eighteenth century Europe as the Angelus. A chance to atone for his sins… or a death trap ?
T4 – Lethal Weakness
Inhabited by a demon, Angel is not immune against human weaknesses. When Jack Willitts, un ponte d’Hollywood, it offers a fortune to be the guardian angel of his daughter, the vampire accepts the mission. Noting that Karinna is an abominable spoiled child, he quickly regrets his decision. Especially since the girl is chased by a mysterious enemy ready to destroy everything in its path to achieve its objectives ! And that's how a food job turns into a struggle for power, glory… and immortality !
T5 – Common Interest
Angel decides to help a community of demons abandoned their sinister activities to launch… in business ! Despite resistance from Doyle and Cordelia – all the more astonishing that these customers are not looking to spend – the vampire persists and signs ! Is it because he feels more in common with these creatures of evil path of redemption ? Maybe… But he forgot one detail : the world of kings of finance, by these days, is at least as ruthless as hell !
T6 – Hollywood Black
Betty McCoy…, Sunset Boulevard…, this is the vision that The-Powers-That-Be has sent to Doyle. Shortly before, the corpse of a mysterious private investigator was found in a building near Sunset. Launched on Betty track, Angel, Doyle and Cordy discover that she died there over thirty years, and sought by the ghost detective, Mike Slade ! Their investigations lead them directly to him, and especially to the Society of Water Los Angeles, fief half a thirsty demon of power against which Slade to wreak revenge…
T7 – Hexes
Who owns this body we soon discovered around the streets of Los Angeles ? Bodies desiccated, emptied of their substance, of which there are only skin. The only point that links the victims of these is their hobby : Internet discussion forums. It is through these "chat rooms" a demon chooses its prey before handling and stretch them a deathtrap to complete a demonic ritual that give him power and immortality. An evil power that it plans to extend well beyond the limits of Internet…
T8 – Black Market
A Los Angeles, City excesses and extremes, absolutely everything is for sale ! When Doyle, Cordelia and Angel discover a little girl literally stripped of his soul, they quickly understand the rage that a new commodity on the black market. For high rollers, drug addicts and gangsters, afford a soul is a gold investment. And that of an innocent child for record prices ! When Angel joins in, determined to ruin this monstrous trade, traffickers are warning they previously neglected a soul that will explode auctions. The vampire turned vigilante !
T9 – Witch
The agency Angel receives information on a half-mad woman involved in a series of disturbing events. The vampire investigation and discovers that this Bruja – a witch – is the reincarnation of the Llorona, a legendary figure of Spanish folklore. When a woman who admits killing his own son attacks a priest and lack kill, Angel made immediately link. In his youth, two hundred and fifty years earlier, He has heard of similar cases possession. If he does not act, evil will spread. And Los Angeles need not plague more !
T10 – The breath of the Dragon
Spokesman Powers that are, Doyle is then struck by a vision… he is shopping in a supermarket ! When a young woman, offers to help the, shocked by the images of fire and death that beset his mind, the half-demon is interested only in it. A lack of tragic flair, car Terri Miller, to bienfaitrice, is the next recruit a sect which all the prey die charred. A coincidence which would have helped Angel, busy tracking down the same killers. And Cordelia avoided to appear in first place on the list of their victims !
T11 – The warriors of the shadows: 1 – Firing the gun
Since the departure of Angel Sunnydale, He and Buffy carefully avoid. What good reopen old wounds when fate's verdict is final ? Ever separated, the vampire with a soul and the Slayer will continue to love in secret and it may well be better… Except when duty brings together ! Investigating a case of gang war not very… Catholic. Buffy has just discovered that the key problem is in Los Angeles. As ever, Angel is also on the case ! Sentimental reunion for ? Maybe, but on Apocalypse background… Because the Hell's Mouth, lately, vomits more demons than ever !
T12 – The warriors of the shadows: 2 – On all fronts !
Evil havoc Sunnydale et Los Angeles ! Gang War, disappearances of teenagers, monsters loose in the streets… Brief, everything goes wrong, but what is the relationship between these events ? And if an enemy pulls the strings in the shadows, how flush ? Forgetting their emotional problems, Angel and Buffy are investigating together and discover a serious track. Nostalgic of the past, scientists from Eastern dared manipulate time and space in the hope of restoring the Soviet Union. But playing with parallel dimensions, so close to the Hellmouth, is a inivitation the Apocalypse !
T13 – The warriors of the shadows: 3 – The return of Heroes
How to find teenagers abducted by mad scientists and scattered in a myriad of parallel dimensions ? And if successful, how find his way back quickly enough to avoid being eaten, calcined or gutted by the monsters that swarm in this nightmarish maze ? A fairly agonizing question for Buffy and Angel for a moment forget their sentimental problems. But nothing is lost, as help arrived ! Finally, in theory… Because having Faith and Spike on the arms, in this kind of context, is not necessarily an asset. At this rate, Slayer and vampire detective are not about to see Sunnydale !
T14 – Ghost Academy
Titre US : Haunted
Written by : Jeff Mariotte
Release Date : 9 January 2003
The hour of the glory of Cordelia sounded ! Selected by a production company, it will burst the screen in a reality show that is to stay – with other candidates – in a haunted house. For a survivor Sunnydale working with a vampire and a ghost houses under its roof, win, and its accompanying check, seems a mere formality. But when he arrived in the manor, Who Are the power to send him a terrifying vision. Cut to Angel and Wesley, Cordy starts to play – en prime time ! – the role of his life. Great, not ? Provided that this is not the last…
T15 – Hard Copy
While investigating in a dilapidated mansion, Cordelia discovers a curious picture gallery… and falls between the paws of a raging demon. Saved by Angel, Cordy show him his finds. In front of the paintings, the vampire feels a strange feeling of déjà vu… Worried, it recognizes the leg of Gabriel Dantz, a painter whose Darla, its initiator vampirism, was infatuated… in 1815, Venice ! Committed to the portrait of the blood drinker, the young man had almost lost her skin. But how can he be present in Los Angeles two centuries later ? Seeking the answer, Angel thinks about an evening in Geneva, in 1816, Gabriel and… Mary et Percy Shelley !
T16 – Lights out !
Open an ordinary package can be dangerous when working with a vampire. Contaminated by a parcel bomb, Wesley fell into a coma. While Cordelia watches over him, Angel and Gunn are discovering that dozens of Los Angeles citizens have suffered the same fate. Their common ? A great interest in magic and astronomy. What is behind this wave of attacks against the sorcerers and some scientists of the city ? A new plan twisted vampires ? Probably, since the same night, blood drinkers to abduct two young sacrifice during a particular ritual… sombre.
T17 – The wings of happiness
Los Angeles has a new darling named Lily Pierce. This beautiful young woman is campaigning for the abolition of doubt and anxiety and promotes the castaways of life achieve their dreams by ignoring all obstacles. A crash program prompting a crowd of onlookers - instead of full kind aces ! - To attend the evenings ” benefactress ” organizes blows of dollars. Contacté par Wolfram & Hart, his sworn enemies, Angel reluctantly agrees to investigate a utopia too attractive to be honest. But when Wesley is removed, Cordelia and Gunn turned into disfigured demon, the vampire believes it's time to kick over the traces…
T18 – The footprints of evil
When a guy tumbling in their office, a monster by Northwest, Wesley and Cordelia do not panic. A Los Angeles, without nerves of steel, it does not make old bones ! The demon quickly overpowered and eliminated, the two detectives would like to know more about this case. They are not on, because the creature, dying, is… disintegrated. Faced with Angel, man they saved closes like a clam. Abused by double vampire, he refuses to trust the original ! Having long lost its soul, Angel hates being pretends to steal his body and identity. So, the usurper had better hold !
T19 – Solstice hell 1
To celebrate the winter solstice, Cordelia had the bright idea to organize a party in the premises of the agency. On first reluctant, Angel relented. After all, review their old friends christmas approach is a pleasant prospect… Was that the forces of evil, also, decided to celebrate the occasion. In their own way, obviously ! So, hour after hour, from dusk to dawn, the vampire and his friends will not risk to be unemployed. Because these are in a race against time, on a plot strewn with obstacles by all demons, ghosts and monsters of creation !
T20 – Solstice hell 2
The longest night of the year continues, exhausting for Angel and his friends. Fortunately, around midnight, they receive gifts sent by their old “guys” de Wolfram & Hart. A touching care, not ? Especially when you have to embark, for a time travel to the consequences… burning. But what wonder, when we go backpacking, in the fourteenth century, among amateurs monks pyres ? Go, no defeatism ! Returning, tout s'arrangera… After some trouble with the homeless, a snowman-like monster and a band of demons who want to extinguish the sun…
T21 – The sanctuary
Angel and his band take advantage of one of their rare moments of relaxation at Caritas Karaoke bar, when a loud explosion rang out, cutting short all conversations. On the other side of the street, a building is on fire. But the fire is nothing more than a diversionary strategy, to divert the attention of customers in a more direct aggression ! Indeed, when the smoke clears, Fred a disparu.
For Angel, Cordy and other, obviously : their friend was kidnapped. Fortunately, many devils have been witnesses of the scene. The problem, is that their versions of events differ as one can wonder if they attended the same events. One thing is certain for Angel and his friends : demons are not the most reliable of sources…