Ä Torchwood: Skypoint Ð Download by Â Phil Ford
Ä Torchwood: Skypoint Ð Download by Â Phil Ford Good start, not so good middle, amazing ending Well recommended Smashing prose, an exciting concise plot that could have been ripped from the second season of the series, and a use of both Owen Tosh the two characters I like the least that made me give quite a damn about their welfare Phil Ford was the head writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures , as well as a contributor to Doctor Who and Torchwood itselfI should never have worried that this particular Torchwood novel was in anything other than a safe professional pair of hands.
The Eighth Novel In The Bestselling Torchwood Range From BBC books SkyPoint Is The Latest High Rise Addition To The Ever Developing Cardiff Skyline It S The Most High Tech, Avant Garde Apartment Block In The City And It S Where Rhys Williams Is Hoping To Find A New Home For Himself And Gwen When Torchwood Discover That Residents Have Been Going Missing From The Tower Block, One Of The Team Gets Her Dream Assignment Soon, SkyPoint S Latest Newly Married Tenants Are Moving In And Toshiko Sato Finally Gets To Make A Home With Owen Harper Then Something Comes Out Of The Wall I have a feeling this story is much faster then the previous seven I ve read After Gwen and Rhys s estate agent vanishes while he was showing them an apartment, Torchwood sends Owen and Toshiko as newly weds to discover what is going on in SkyPoint.
Almost the whole story takes place in that building Every member of the team has a role to play, but this story is mostly Owen s While he isn t my favourite character in the series, he is than great here I guess Phil Ford didn t want to make him as selfish or annoying as he is sometimes.
A reminder of how much I enjoyed Torchwood on television Wish they d bring it back A fun read set in a luxury high rise apartment block Captain Jack and co have to solve the mystery of the disappearing estate agent and deal with a evil criminal genius I think these full Torchwood cast novels are going to be my favorites Though the authors don t always balance time among the characters, they do manage to write books that really feel like Torchwood adventures Loved Owen coping with being undead and using it as an advantage against the big bad Jack trying to remember how many times he d died and come back to life and then using it to his advantage Tosh doing serious, brave investigative work Gwen and Rhys wanting to make a life for themselves as a married couple Ianto the action hero Oh, and Tosh and Owen with feelings about pretending to be a couple to figure out what was going on in the building There were lots of tense moments and quite a body count by the end But I think they did a great job saving the day, as always.
5 stars With this being the last, alive zombie , appearance of Tosh and Owen this was a bittersweet book to read but I did love it I would have to say that my favorite part of Skypointwould be view spoiler the murder room feel of the latter half of the book view spoiler However, it did feel as if it did a hop skip and a jump to the conclusion rather than being a cohesive novel hide spoiler
I thought it was interesting that unlike many of the Torchwood books, in this the author attempts to make the book accessible to readers who might not be familiar with the show Nice try, but I would still recommend it only to true fans of the show.
For fans of the show, it s a good read I enjoyed having a little opportunity to explore the Tosh Owen dynamic, but I wasn t crazy about the monster of the week plot And trying to get away with no spoilers makes this sound vague and stupid at one point, there is a lot of action with characters in various locations I spend way brain energy than should have been necessary trying to keep up with where they all were and what obstacles each was facing It was distracting.
But I still enjoyed it.
Very nice characterizations of Tosh and Owen they got a lot to do and feel in this novel Disappointing use of Ianto, especially how they just left him after his big scene, and you never find out how he got off the 6th floor and out to the SUV As invincible as Jack is, it s interesting to me when the author can come up with a monster he has reason to be afraid of.
However, the ending was so abrupt and guesswork y and I felt there could have should have been done with the little girl and her mother, some kind of resolution.
Ah well, it was fun.