Monday, June 29, 2015
First Born os one of the three prequels to Torchwood's Miracle Day season, and I'm sorry to say it is by far the worst of the lot. The gist is that Rhys and Gwen are on the run with baby Anwen and take to hiding in a remote Welsh village. The village, of course, has something strange going on: no baby has been born there in decades, and it's monitored by a mysterious government-run "Weather Station." There's a not-particularly-interesting plot involving aliens, and while the supporting characters are reasonably good, the annoying thing about the novel to me was its structure: incredibly short chapters, told from various points of view, creating a choppy and jarring read. Best to pass up this one.