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Sons of Entropy(Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gatekeeper Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1999

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Christopher Golden is a novelist, journalist, and comic book writer. His novels include the vampire epics Of Saints and Shadows, Angel Souls & Devil Hearts, and Of Masques and Martyrs, the recent hardcover X-Men: Codename Wolverine, the upcoming Strangewood, and six Buffy novels written with Nancy Holder. His latest project is a series of young adult mysteries for Pocket, the first of which, Body Bags, is on sale now. Golden's comic book work includes The Punisher, as well as Punisher/Wolverine, The Crow, and Spider-Man Unlimited, and a number of Buffy comic book projects.

The editor of the Bram Stoker Award-winning book of criticism CUT!: Horror Writers on Horror Film, he has written articles for The Boston Herald, Disney Adventures, and Billboard, among others, and was a regular columnist for the worldwide service BPI Entertainment News Wire. He is one of the authors of the recently released book The Watcher's Guide, the official companion to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. He graduated from Tufts University.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (May 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671027506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671027506
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,743,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers.

Golden co-wrote the illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which became the launching pad for the cult favorite comics series Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and The Monster's Corner, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By victoria osborne on August 9, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
So often serial novels fall flat with little or no introspection or thought. The characters sound like they are from a tv show, but somehow this triology did get you to thinking and like most dark fantasy we find Buffy's world a metaphor for teenage existence.
The tv series is wildly popular with the young crowd and the old crowd that is young at heart, Angel being the series for older people with a lot more dark content.
But the Buffy books written for adults offers a depth and an insight into what teens are going through today. Women have changed at a very basic level in our society. No longer do we see the tough mail hero. We see girls and women filling those roles and trying to keep it all together. In this series we see a reflection of having to grow up too young both in the slayerettes and in Jacques an 11 year old that will spend 100's of years keeping evil out of the world and bad things at bay. Giving up any childhood that older people might have enjoyed.
The symbolism of this book is deep drugs violence gangs the world is very different. Keep your minds open grown ups and understand that being a child or a kid today is very different than when you were that age that the rules have changed and nobody gave them a rule book and the symbolism will jump out at you.
The only disappointing thing is Angel and Buffy....Give me a break I feel like after a couple of hundred years one would gain some wisdom. Why doesn't angel display it he makes the same mistakes over and over again. He needs to be the Slayers paramour or else he would be dust
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jordan on March 18, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This, as always with Buffy books, was a great book! In fact, the whole gatekeeper trilogy was awesome! But out of all 3 books in the trilogy, this one would be my least favorite. Though this one was really exciting, it just didn't have what I liked about the first two. The third one had Buffy and Angel apart in almost the entire book! And the ending wasn't so good, it kinda just ended with Cordelia, Xander, Willow, Oz, and ANGEL, in Boston, and Buffy, Giles, and Joyce in Sunnydale. The second one was my favorite, it had Buffy and Angel traveling through London together, I loved it! It showed how the two obviously were still completely in love with eachother, but couldn't be together. But I would still defenitly recommend this book. And the whole trilogy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Oh, my gosh! The Gatekeeper Trilogy is the most entertaining series of books of all the Buffy books!!! I love the way the authors included all the characters instead of just focusing on Buffy all the time. I thought it was cool how, in the last book they brought Belphegor, Il Maestro,and The Sons Of Entropy together at the end and finished them off. It was just totally entertaining. I loved how they had Xander become the Gatekeeper, I never expected that, I really thought he was gonna die! This trilogy is definetely a MUST for all Buffy fans!!! It will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning 'til end!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmazingMrKimble on November 23, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
You know how many times you get suckered into buying a bunch of paperbacks because it is some giant continued story? Well, trust me, this one is well worth the investment in time and cash. Golden and Holder are far and away the best writers working on Buffy books and in this entire series they get free reign with the characters and their imagination. There is also a respect for Buffy and her friends you do not always get in such books. Let me put it another way: you know how good this series is? I went out and got a hardback edition because this is a keeper (even if you do not have a gate).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Herman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 22, 2000
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This was an awesome conclusion to the wonderful Gatekeeper Trilogy. I especially liked the final battle scene; all the characters were well done, as always. I read the entire trilogy in two days and I was not dissapointed at all. A must read for all Buffy fans. Thumbs-up to Chris Golden and Nancy Holder for another great effort.
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By Jeremy on July 18, 2005
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SONS OF ENTROPY

Book 3 of The Gatekeeper Trilogy

Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder (1999)

RATING: 4/5 Stakes

SETTING: Third Season

CAST APPEARANCES: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Angel, Oz, Cordelia, Amy, Joyce, Ethan Rayne

MAJOR ORIGINAL CHARACTERS: Jacques Regnier, Jean-Marc Regnier, Antoinette Regnier (Gatekeeper family); Micaela Tomasi (ex-Son); Fulcanelli/Il Maestro (Sons leader); Brother Claude, Brother Lupo (Sons of Entropy); Belphegor (demon); Hadrius (Fulcanelli's teacher)

BACK-OF--THE-BOOK SUMMARY: "Led by the fanatical Il Maestro, the Sons of Entropy are assaulting the supernatural Boston mansion that holds back the realm of monsters, and stealing the life force from the besieged Gatekeeper. In limbo, the Ghost Roads are crumbling, becoming weak and unstable where Hell and the Otherworld have begun seeping in, blurring the passages that lead to the human world. And Xander lies mortally wounded from a failed attempt to free Joyce Summers from the clutches of the zealots who hold her hostage. With the Gatekeeper rapidly weakening, Buffy sends Willow and Cordelia to escort Xander along the Ghost Roads to the Gatehouse, which may hold his only hope of survival. Meanwhile, she, Giles, and an unlikely band of allies take their fight to the very mouth of Hell itself, desperately hoping to save Joyce and repel the evil spawn before Sunnydale becomes a demonic ground zero. Only then can Buffy safeguard the Gatekeeper's eleven-year-old heir, the only one able to prevent the ultimate destruction of humanity."

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Sons of Entropy ends the Gatekeeper Trilogy on a strong note.
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