Torchwood: Border Princes
by Dan Abnett
Edited by Steve Tribe
Cover Artist: Lee Binding
Review by Ernest Lilley
BBC Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0563486546
Date: 11 January, 2007 List Price $13.74 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Wikipedia Torchwood Entry / Show Article /
Here in the US we've hardly a clue that the new Doctor Who series had spun off a bit called "Torchwood," named for the fictional institute founded (by Queen Victoria) in the Doctor Who episode "Tooth and Claw", which takes place in 1879. While the show is still stuck overseas, we can at least order the three tie-in novels that have just been released...both here and in the UK. From official release/information:
From back of book: The End of the World began on a Thursday night in October, just after eight in the evening...
The Amok is driving people out of their minds, turning them into zombies and causing riots in the streets. A solitary diner leaves a Cardiff restaurant, his mission to protect the Principal leading him to a secret base beneath a water tower. Everyone has a headache; there's something in Davey Morgan's shed; and the church of St Mary-in-the-Dust, demolished in 1840, has reappeared -- though it's not due until 2011. Torchwood seems to be out of their depth.
(Source: BBC Books)