Shopping for wedding gifts is enjoyable, unless like Gwen you witness a Weevil massacre in the shopping center. A trip to the zoo is a great day out, until a date goes tragically wrong and Ianto is badly injured by stolen alien tech. And Halloween is a day of fun and frights, before unspeakable monsters invade the streets of Cardiff and it’s no longer a trick or a treat for the terrified population.
Torchwood can control small groups of scavengers, but now someone has given large numbers of predators a season ticket to Earth. Jack’s investigation is hampered when he finds he’s being investigated himself. Owen is convinced that it’s just one guy who’s toying with them. But will Torchwood find out before it’s too late that the game is horribly real, and the deck is stacked against them?
Syl Verne –
Again one where my love for the whole CONCEPT might color my opinion but…damn! A TW-esque family business, an actual make-believe machine and a Janto zoo date?? Sign me up!!!
(A good novel, though! One of the few that truly entertained me.)
I really loved this and it was very entertaining!! Having another small organisation to rival Torchwood was very cool and Jack and Ianto going on a (failed) date to the zoo made me very happy!! Jack did seem to die a lot in this one tho, someone give him comfort
I have a hard time rating this. While the story was good overall, I have this feeling it could have been so much better. In general I’m not a huge fan of the card game/monster theme, it feels a bit too hip and contrieved. But while reading I thought it’s actually well done. The character interaction within the team is really well done too… until at some points it feels off again (Owen and a get well card… really?). I think I loved the point up until the end of the zoo incident. Afterwards it’s loosing it’s depth. I didn’t like the Archenbrite family and while the idea of Ianto going undercover is excellent… it bugs me to no end that it just fizzles out while it could have been so much more.