Volume Five of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus series begins immediately after Season Three, after Sunnydale High has gone up in flames. Buffy is plagued by dreams of fellow Slayer Faith, who now lies in a coma. Jane Espenson, the celebrated writer from the Buffy TV show, who went on to work on Battlestar Galactica, writes the powerful Faith story Haunted. And as summer comes to an end, Buffy and Willow begin their first year of college having to take on a local boogeyman in The Blood of Carthage, in a story written by acclaimed Buffy novelist Christopher Golden. Meanwhile, Buffy embarks on a new romance with upperclassman Riley Finn, and Willow and Oz's relationship comes to an end when Oz leaves Sunnydale in search of himself and his Werewolf heritage in Golden's Oz: Into the Wild. This volume also features work by Buffy Season Eight contributors Cliff Richards, Paul Lee, and Brian Horton.