|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Premise[edit | edit source]
Sunnydale is being besieged by dark forces. But even with Buffy providing her unique style of damage control while Giles is hospitalized out of town, it's more than one Slayer can handle — especially since the abominations are coming from a centuries-old portal through time and space. For Buffy, Angel, and the rest of her gang, that means a road trip to Boston where an ailing Gatekeeper resides over a supernatural mansion that has been, until recently, holding the world's worst monsters at bay.
Publications[edit | edit source]
The series includes 3 volumes.
Novels[edit | edit source]
|Out of the Madhouse||1||January 1, 1999|
|Werewolves. Trolls. Sea Monsters. Rain of toads. Skyquakes. Sunnydale is being besieged by dark forces. But even with Buffy providing her unique style of damage control while Giles is hospitalized out of town, it's more than one Slayer can handle — especially since the abominations are coming from a centuries-old portal through time and space. Somehow, the hell-hole must be found and corked at its source. For Buffy, Angel, and the rest of her gang, that means a road trip to Boston where an ailing Gatekeeper resides over a supernatural mansion that has been, until recently, holding the world's worst monsters at bay. Once there, Buffy discovers the catastrophic truth: the magical structure houses thousands of rooms, all of which are doorways to limbo's "ghost roads," and all of which may bring her face-to-face with the most nefarious forces in hell and on earth — forces bent on horrific plans far worse than the Slayer ever imagined.|
|Ghost Roads||2||March 1, 1999|
|Buffy, Oz, and Angel are Europe-bound, only they're not flying any airlines. They're traveling limbo's "ghost roads" in search of Jacques Regnier. Jacques is the sole heir of the dying Gatekeeper whose Boston mansion is the supernatural barrier restraining thousands of the world's monsters. The evil Sons of Entropy will do anything to destroy the gate — even if it means trading the power-laden Spear of Longinus to the wicked vampires holding Jacques. Back home, the ghost ship Flying Dutchman has set sail for Sunnydale, determined to shanghai new crewmen — dead or alive. For Willow, Xander, Cordelia, and Giles, it's an ocean of trouble, especially when the monstrous Kraken reemerges with a vengeance. But everyone's assistance will be needed once Buffy locates Jacques, and uncovers the shocking plans the Sons of Entropy have already placed in motion — a plan that, if successful, will destroy the world and create a horrible new realm ruled by monsters.|
|Sons of Entropy||3||May 1, 1999|
|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.|
Collections[edit | edit source]
|The Gatekeeper Trilogy Boxed Set||1–3||September 30, 2001|
|Buffy Summers, teenage girl and vampire slayer, faces perhaps her greatest challenge yet. In the absence of an heir, the Gatehouse, a mystical prison for otherworld entities, is growing weaker. The fanatical Sons of Entropy will do anything to assure this, hoping to release not only the house's prisoners but also the monstrosities of the Hellmouth, over which Buffy's pleasant little town resides. The battle rages on two fronts — in Europe and in Sunnydale — but Buffy is not alone. She and her friends Angel, Xander and Oz, are determined to stop the Sons' leader II Maestro. But he will not take this threat lying down, and has enlisted the help of some of Buffy's oldest enemies...|
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
International titles[edit | edit source]
- French: La Trilogie de la Porte Interdite (The Trilogy of the Forbidden Gate)
- German: Hüter der Finsternis (Keeper of the Darkness)
- Russian: Привратник (Gatekeeper)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Out of the Madhouse eBook by Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder".Simon & Schuster. Retrieved September 12, 2018.