Torchwood: First Born, Paperback Book

Torchwood: First Born Paperback

Part of the Torchwood series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he's had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone.

With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong.

As they uncover the village's terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

Based on the hit sci-fi series created by Russell T Davies, First Born is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781849902830

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First of the trilogy of Miracle Day prequel novels, and set between Children of Earth and Miracle Day. Gwen and Rhys have taken to the hills after the birth of baby Anwen, using a selection of Torchwood safe houses to hide from people who are much too interested in the last surviving piece of Torchwood. The latest one is a caravan park in a remote village -- and as they wryly note at one point, there had to be a reason why Ianto's keyring collection included the key for a caravan in the middle of nowhere.It's just Gwen and Rhys in this one, but it's still a solid Torchwood story about the use and misuse of alien technology that has fallen into human hands. As usual Goss does an excellent job with writing Rhys, and I enjoyed this one a lot.

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Picked this up in the Supermarket and rushed it to the top of the TBR pile cos it said on the cover that it's a prequel to Miracle Day which is showing on TV at the moment. While it is set in the period between Children of Earth and Miracle Day it has no effect on the events of the latter. Set after the birth of Anwen it shows that Gwen and Rhys aren't as distanced from Torchwood as they would like to be.Quick, easy and enjoyable to read like most Torchwood books.

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