shorter than the first two installments, Sons of Entropy
brings the Gatekeeper Trilogy to an ultimately disappointing
Xander dying, Willow and Cordy take him to the Gatehouse where he's
saved, but the Gatekeeper is killed.
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!
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.
Gatekeeper Trilogy was a brave attempt to do more than the
usual TV spin-off but it doesn't come off.
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.
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
SONS OF ENTROPY
by CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN
and NANCY HOLDER