Torchwood: The Undertaker's Gift
by Trevor Baxendale
I never felt like I really got a good sense of what was going on in the book overall. This is partly because the characters don't know things for the longest time either. And we've got new characters popping up and in danger who know even less than our favorite Torchwood team. What we do know is that Jack is being targeted and the world is in serious jeopardy. People are dying. Threats and getting through. And, in the midst of all this, Gwen goes missing and Ianto gets ill.
Okay, so the hurt/comfort lover in me rather liked the Ianto storyline. And I liked Gwen's adventure all right as well. I even liked the blogging civilians who get pulled into the whole situation and try to figure out what's going on by dropping names (like Torchwood) and seeing what happens.
The ending wasn't a convenient reset or giant explosion, which I like. But I never felt like I really understand everything that seemed to be going on. I felt like I was fighting with the story, wanting more than the author was willing to reveal at any given moment. So it felt more like a struggle than a fun adventure with the team. I suspect that fight for answers is what the author wanted me to feel (success, buddy). There are definitely some great moments in the book I'm glad I read :-)