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THE GATEKEEPER TRILOGY, BOOK TWO - GHOST ROADS

The second book in the Gatekeeper Trilogy, Ghost Roads weighs in with a similar page count to its predecessor and proves a bit of a disappointing read.

If the end of Out of the Madhouse provided a cliffhanger better than many Doctor Who episodes, Ghost Roads provides an example of one of Who's major failings - the middle section of a longer story that fails to go anywhere.

Following on from the expanded geographical setting of the first book, Angel, Buffy and Oz get to travel the Ghost Roads around Europe (although there's a rather unique take on the actual location of the Cotswolds) in their attempt to rescue the Gatekeeper's son.

Back in Sunnydale, Giles ends up on the Flying Dutchman, Amy ends up helping the Scooby Gang and Joyce gets kidnapped by the Sons of Entropy.

Unfortunately, there's far too much padding and far too little story going on here.  Things improve towards the end with a couple of the regulars in jeopardy but for the bulk of the book things seem to happen solely to pad out the wordcount and justify the idea of a trilogy.

Let's hope that things improve in the final installment... BACK TO THE TOP

THE GATEKEEPER TRILOGY,
BOOK TWO
GHOST ROADS

Written by CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN
and NANCY HOLDER

POCKET BOOKS

4.99

RATING: 5/10