free web hosting | free website | Business Hosting | Free Website Submission | shopping cart | php hosting

SITE HOME | REVIEWS INDEX | COMICS | NOVELS | MAGAZINES | MISCELLANEOUS | MAIL

THE GATEKEEPER TRILOGY, BOOK THREE - SONS OF ENTROPY

Mercifully shorter than the first two installments, Sons of Entropy brings the Gatekeeper Trilogy to an ultimately disappointing conclusion.

With Xander dying, Willow and Cordy take him to the Gatehouse where he's saved, but the Gatekeeper is killed.

Back in Sunnydale, a familiar face is back is town as a post-Band Candy Ethan Rayne returns.  The usual continuity problems with the TV series rear their head here as Giles and Joyce have been acting as if that episode never happened!

Well used, especially to begin with, Rayne provides a much needed boost to the plot, although things eventually tail off into more of the running around that took up so much time in the first two books.

The Gatekeeper Trilogy was a brave attempt to do more than the usual TV spin-off but it doesn't come off.

While it was nice to have things happening outside Sunnydale for a change, all the travelling about just didn't work for me.  There was also far too much fighting and running around, an awful lot of obvious padding, Spike and Dru, were badly used and the main villains could have been a lot more interesting.

I read all three parts in just over a week with only a short break between each book, which wasn't perhaps the best idea in the world, but there's just not enough going on to justify the length and the fifteen quid price tag. BACK TO THE TOP

THE GATEKEEPER TRILOGY,
BOOK THREE
SONS OF ENTROPY

Written by CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN
 and NANCY HOLDER

POCKET BOOKS

4.99

RATING: 6/10