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[James Goss] ☆ Torchwood: Risk Assessment [bird-watching PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ I m a huge fan of Torchwood, and I m still hoping against hope that the show comes back somehow Granted, it s not likely, but I really like this dark corner of the Dr Who universe I ve found the books to be uneven even within this one itself This is a story of a relic from Torchwood s past, a vast, omnivorous blob monster, and a mysterious collection of coffins Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, and Ianto Jones struggle to pass the tests of the Assessor, stop Cardiff and maybe the world from being devoured, and, in their spare time, figure out what to do about this vast number of unknown coffins arriving through the Rift Things I liked include little sub titles at the start of each chapter, flashbacks to different points in Torchw About average quality for a Torchwood book, though unusually light and funny AlsoFOUR uses of the word bonhomie in one short novel Really, Mr Goss A book based on the television series This takes place after the events of the finale in season two In this one, Torchwood has an assessor that wakes up when Torchwood is in dire trouble This assessor is from the Victorian era so the author had fun playing with the contrast of the ages.
This was a difficult book to rate because there are some strong highlights but also lows The strongest aspect of this book is the character Agnes, the Torchwood assessor She was a strong figure that dominated her scenes which is saying something considering the other characters Other highlights are the Jack and Rhys relationship and the idea of a story within the story Even though I liked the idea of a story within the story this was my problem with this book Its execution was flawed I didn t care for the flow of it and the ending seemed rushed as if the author had a numbered page con
What the hell did I just read.
No Sorry No James Goss first Torchwood book was fun and campy This one was just a hot mess I don t even know the alien invasion at the end just seemed pointless And what the hell did he do to Ianto Suddenly Ianto Jones is nothing than a butler who makes sub standard tea usual, I very much enjoyed this Torchwood novel by James Goss Unusually, it has a very strong comedic element, not something that Torchwood always managed successfully and not something I d seen Goss try at all The beautiful concept is that Agnes Havisham, a stern and sarcastic Victorian lady, emerges from decades of suspended animation to do an official assessment of Torchwood, at the same moment as two separate alien threats emerge to torment the innocent citizens of Cardiff Unlike his first book, Almost Perfect, we get a pretty satisfying exploration of Jack s character from another perspective, and decent page time for Ianto, Gwen and Rhys too Rhys gets a couple of particularly glorious moments I felt the pacing of the plot a little uneven but the style very entertaining.
Everything has been quiet in Cardiff, other than alien coffins popping up off shore Of course, this means trouble, this time in the form of Agnes Haversham an assumed name, of course She is the Torchwood assessor, who is woken from cryo sleep only when something disastrous is about to happen And, of course, she may not be all that she appears to be.
What she appears to be is a woman in 1800s fashions, with her copy of Little Dorrit when she needs diversions She also is proficient with very large guns, and she drives Jack Harkness nuts as well as scaring him silly.
It was a fun, light read, perfeft for bad weather For that I have a kind of love hate relationship with this book I liked the nearly steampunk character of Agnes, but at the same time the author s attempt at a tongue in cheek riff on the Victorian style resulted in some wildly out of character moments for Jack and Ianto and to a minor extent, Gwen Rhys I ll agree with another of the reviews I read glorified fanfic is about the extent of it Spoiler speculation I think I would have liked it better if the story as written took up only about half the book, and the rest of it was Torchwood trying to escape, then track down, and capture a pair of rogue Time Agents who pretended to be George Agnes really did set the whole situation up as some kind of scam Are You Trying To Tell Me, Captain Harkness, That The Entire Staff Of Torchwood Cardiff Now Consists Of Yourself, A Woman In Trousers And A Tea Boy Agnes Haversham Is Awake, And Jack Is Worried And Not A Little Afraid The Torchwood Assessor Is Roused From Her Sleep In Only The Worst Of Times It S Happened Just Four Times In The Last Years Can The Situation Really Be So Bad Someone, Somewhere, Is Fighting A War, And They Re Losing Badly, The Coffins Of The Dead Are Coming Through The Rift With Thousands Of Alien Bodies Floating In The Bristol Channel, It S Down To Torchwood To Round Them All Up Before A Lethal Plague Breaks Out And Now They Ll Have To Do It By The Book The Edition This story is set in post disaster Torchwood, withJack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones left to combat alien incursions into Britain Agnes Havisham, the Torchwood Assessor, is awakened from suspended animation and arrives just in time as mysterious coffins appear through the Rift and brings with them a threat that may devour not just England but the entire world The author does a terrific job in getting the nuances of each character from the show perfectly and the dialogue is spot on There are terrific bits scattered through the book that are flashbacks to the immortal Captain Jack s previous encounters with Agnes through the previous century Highly recommended for fans of the series and anyone who enjoys a fast paced science fiction tale.
This was such a very short, quick read that kept me entertained the whole time The characters were relatively in character too Gwen was even improved by not whining nearly as much The Torchwood assessor was very judgmental of the 21st century but was entertaining nonetheless I still managed to be surprised by who was pulling the strings even though I really should have known Good one and good ending Boy do I miss this show.