I had never read the continuation of the Key to Time but apparently the writers have. I was searching the internet and came across 3 audio books that had been put to paper: The Judgement of Isskar, The Destroyer of Delights & The Chaos Pool. From these stories I gleaned more insight into the writers of Lost. Apparently they took elements of these stories along with the Key to Time and the Face of Evil took key plot lines shook them up and came up with Lost.
Excerpt from the Chaos Pool:
While their respective troops ransack the castle, the two Guardians are casually engaged in a game of bridge with their partners, Astra and the unnamed woman. The game is a perfect example of the differences between the two and they both taunt each other, claiming their approach is the better.
The two Guardians are continuing their card game, aware that they can wait forever if they need to.
The two Guardians continue their card game and the result so far show they’re evenly matched. But the Black Guardian warns his opponent that the rules of the game are about to change…
I’m not saying that everything matches 100 percent but you don’t have to be a genius to see that these events are similar and when put together with the mounting stack of other similarities that I have found you would have to be pretty gullible to believe that this is still a coincidence.
If you want to read the stories for yourself they can be found at the following locations:
The Judgement of Isskar:
The Destroyer of Delights:
The Chaos Pool: