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Torchwood: Another Life (Torchwood Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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If you have never watched Torchwood, it might be a good idea to read this book first in order to find out if this series is your cup of tea. It gives all the information you need, including what Torchwood is, the characters and what kind of stories to expect. The author knows Torchwood very well and the characterizations are very accurate. The book takes place early in the series which is reflected in numerous ways. I think also people who never watched Torchwood can read this book without any problems.
I see Torchwood as something between Star Trek`s Section 31 and "the department" of Starfleet Intelligence, led by Admiral Nechayev in the main Star Trek book universe, that is dealing with missions that push what is legal, what is moral, what is acceptable to its limits and sometimes beyond. When does the end justify the means when it is about protecting Earth from alien threats? And when, there is the next question, namely what is still justifiable under such circumstances? Torchwood is not an illegal organization and although what it is about is a secret, they are called to investigate suspicious murders or other events that are unusual. Their task is to find answers, stop threats and at the same time, keeping alien presences secret and collect alien technology they find. The Prime Minister knows all about Torchwood but how much further that knowledge goes, is unknown.
Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who, a British SF series, and that this story takes place in Britain is also obvious when reading this book.Read more ›
Thick black clouds are blotting out the skies over Cardiff, as twenty-four inches of rain falls in twenty-four hours. The city center's drainage system collapses. The capital's homeless are being murdered, their mutilated bodies left lying in the soaked streets around the Blaidd Drwg nuclear facility. Tracked down by TORCHWOOD the killer calmly drops eight stories to his death, but the killings continue. Their investigations lead Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Toshiko Sato to a monster in a bathroom, a mystery at an enemy base and a hunt for stolen nuclear fuel rods. Meanwhile, Owen Harper goes missing from the hub, when a game in second reality leads him to an old girlfriend...
Something is coming, forcing its way through the rift, straight into Cardiff Bay.Read more ›
It runs for two hundred and fifty three pages - of slightly smaller print than is usual for this range of books - and it being Torchwood means there is a little bit of strong language and some adult situations.
This came out around the same time as the first season of the tv show, so this contains all the staples of that time. Tosh and Owen not yet inching towards a relationship. Ianto not having much of a character yet. And Gwen being bothered by not being able to tell Rhys about her job.
The story involves an investigation into a series of murders. And despite Torchwood apprenhending the killer pretty quickly things don't then stop. The narrative flashes between this and Owen getting hooked on an online game where he happens to meet a former girlfriend and this leading him into some possibly unwise actions. Plus there are occasional chapters describing the actions in the third person of people who seem to be posssessed.
All of these seemingly disparate storylines do come together in the end, although it's to tell a storyline of aliens and possession and the rift that is capable but nothing desperately original or anything we haven't seen or read before.
However a high stakes climax that leaves the city in danger plus a few strong character moments during this do make it a more gripping read that in could have been otherwise.
A slightly above average read and worthwhile enough for fans of the show.
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These stories are an easy read. This one tells the tale of Alain invasion in a new way. There is horror and sadness and friendship. You have to read to the next bit. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love torchwood, and the books are no exception, I like the way it has been written and read it in the characters voices, but overall good book.Published 15 months ago by Melissa Harding
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For as long as I have been a reader of the series of Torchwood novels, I have never read them in order. Read more
Love reading the torchwood books it's like a whole extra set of adventures and when you really get into it, there brilliant !!Published 20 months ago by Sarah Lamb
I miss it so much and this helped a bit. Can everyone who loves Torchwood and John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Kai Owen please write to the BBC and demand they make another (and... Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2013 by Jo Holdsworth
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