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on 1 August 2012
I bought this book last week from a WH Smith store to take with me on holiday for a week, Thursday to Thursday (I'm still there) and after pacing myselg so it would last the whole week, I finished it this afternoon, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, it got the familiar characters of Gwen and Rhys spot on and I had vivid images of the other characters in my head and who would play them, and could only think of the now deceased Ianto Jones to fit the role of Sebastian, the kind and loving Scion in his sharp suit and habit of making great coffee. The book is written in small chapters, each named as one of the characters, thus letting you know from who's perspective that one is written from. This method of writing works wonders and I found it easy and quicker to read in small chunks.
The story and setting really fitted the series although one couldn't help relate elements to that from the series, (the isolated village - to the episode "countrycide", and the buisness with the children to the ideas in "Children of Earth"), although these where welcome as some of the best elements of the series come from this.
I will say that I would have them make extended specials for television, fitting in with storys like this one, which would make a great tv episode, as opposed to the ghastly longwinded story that is Miracle Day, which I would rather forget to be honest, what with all the americanisation and interference.
It shows however, that the real Torchwood, the proper Torchwood can live on through Gwen and Rhys who keep the flame burning in the absence of Jack, who gets a minimal role in the form of a mention from 30 years ago when the events of the village begun.
As I found myself isolated here in Gran Canaria with little english reading material, I found this book to be very interesting and was stuck to it constantly, it really is a very good novel and I intend to get the other one about Suzie Costello, but may pass on the americanised "Rex Mathisson" one.