G and his friends are fresh out of college. G has had an idea for quite some time and he puts it to his two mates Lofty and Ben. He doesn’t want to go to Canada, America or anywhere else like most people are doing. He wants to get a group of people together, bring things back to basics and live off the land.
Ben and Lofty aren’t thrilled by the idea, but they say they will give it a year and see how it goes. G has already got a farm lined up, that a fella called John inherited. The farm had been neglected and needs allot of hard work to bring it back from the brink. He holds a meeting in and manages to get 15 people together.
Everyone moves into the farm house and they all start working very hard. They seem to all get on well and everything seems to be running smoothly. But it soon becomes clear that someone doesn’t want them there, something sinister is at work.Creepy things start to happen to the group and they can feel eyes on them everywhere they go. John isn’t saying much, just that there was an old family feud with The Macmillan (neighbours), who are not around anymore.
The ending I was not expecting, it was so simplistic, I couldn’t believe that was it, end of story. But I think it suited the storyline perfectly. I could imagine myself doing what this group of friends done, working the land. Something that I have always found so interesting, I think that’s why Gabriel’s Gate appealed to me so much.
Gabriel’s Gate is extremely well written and had a great pace throughout, I only wished it was longer. I will definitely go back and read this again and again.
My favourite character was the main one:
G – I loved G, he is very mysterious, I was always constantly wondering what his name was and thinking ”Bet you it’s Gabriel.” He has a good head on his shoulders, says things like it is and he gets along with everyone.