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The gathering dark
Golden, Christopher.
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Ace edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Publishing Group, [2003]

Physical Description:
373 pages ; 18 cm.
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"An Ace Book."--t.p.verso.
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The Gospel of Shadows has been destroyed, leaving the barriers between the human world and paranormal realms wide open. Only Peter Octavian, a powerful mage-and former vampire-can save mankind.

Author Notes

Christopher Golden is the co-author of The Watcher's Guide and several Buffy the Vampire Slayer books, and the author of many other adult and teen thrillers. He is also a comic-book writer and pop-culture critic.

(Bowker Author Biography) Writer Christopher Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, and later graduated from Tufts University.

Golden has held many positions in various places in the entertainment industry, including Billboard magazine, American Top 40, the Billboard Music Awards, and BPI Entertainment News. He was also editor of Cut!: Horror Writers on Horror Film, which won the Bram Stoker Award for Criticism.

Golden has written several young adult fiction books including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (co-wrote), X-Men: Mutant Empire, Of Saints and Shadows, Angels Souls and Devil Hearts, as well as several Star Wars projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Golden's fourth novel in the Shadow saga brings back Peter Octavian, once a centuries-old vampire but now human again. He remains a powerful mage, to whom Father Jack Devlin comes with news that a group of demons known as Whispers are attacking villages around the world, eviscerating the residents, and transporting the towns themselves into an otherworldly dimension. Keomany Shaw, an earthwitch who lived in one of the towns, flees to find her friend Nikki, who used to date Peter. When all four characters meet, they return to Wickham, Keomany's home, hoping to face the demons and find Keomany's parents. There Peter encounters a Tatterdemalion--a demon even more powerful than the Whispers--who intends to suck even more cities into its hellish dimension. Peter and his friends head to a village in Spain where they believe the demon will strike next. Scary and thrilling. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2003 Booklist