Free Read [Classics Book] ☆ Skypoint - by Phil Ford ✓

By Phil Ford | Comments: ( 362 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

The eighth novel in the bestselling Torchwood range from BBC Books SkyPoint is the latest high rise addition to the ever developing Cardiff skyline It s the most high tech, avant garde apartment block in the city And it s where Rhys Williams is hoping to find a new home for himself and Gwen When Torchwood discover that residents have been going missing from the tower bThe eighth novel in the bestselling Torchwood range from BBC Books SkyPoint is the latest high rise addition to the ever developing Cardiff skyline It s the most high tech, avant garde apartment block in the city And it s where Rhys Williams is hoping to find a new home for himself and Gwen When Torchwood discover that residents have been going missing from the tower block, one of the team gets her dream assignment Soon, SkyPoint s latest newly married tenants are moving in And Toshiko Sato finally gets to make a home with Owen Harper Then something comes out of the wall

  • Title: Skypoint
  • Author: Phil Ford
  • ISBN: 9781846075759
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardback

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  • Shelley

    If they could only ship me one of the three books, six weeks late, why couldn't it have been the Ianto genderfuck??In the last set, I praised the author of Twilight Streets for having read the scripts of upcoming episodes and subtly weaving in facts. This guy also saw the same episodes, but lacks any amount of subtlety. The first half-two thirds was a ridiculous amount of regurgitating facts we learned about the characters in episode 12. Tosh is buying coffee - let's talk about how she didn't ha [...]

  • Chris Burd

    I thought it was interesting that unlike many of the Torchwood books, in this the author attempts to make the book accessible to readers who might not be familiar with the show. Nice try, but I would still recommend it only to true fans of the show.For fans of the show, it's a good read. I enjoyed having a little more opportunity to explore the Tosh / Owen dynamic, but I wasn't crazy about the "monster of the week" plot. And - trying to get away with no spoilers makes this sound vague and stupid [...]

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ

    I have a feeling this story is much faster then the previous seven I've read. After Gwen and Rhys's estate agent vanishes while he was showing them an apartment, Torchwood sends Owen and Toshiko as newly-weds to discover what is going on in SkyPoint.Almost the whole story takes place in that building. Every member of the team has a role to play, but this story is mostly Owen's. While he isn't my favourite character in the series, he is more than great here. I guess Phil Ford didn't want to make [...]

  • Jeremy

    Very nice characterizations of Tosh and Owen - they got a lot to do and feel in this novel. Disappointing use of Ianto, especially how they just left him after his big scene, and you never find out how he got off the 6th floor and out to the SUV. As invincible as Jack is, it's interesting to me when the author can come up with a monster he has reason to be afraid of.However, the ending was so abrupt and guesswork-y and I felt there could have (should have) been more done with the little girl and [...]

  • Daniel Kukwa

    Smashing prose, an exciting & concise plot that could have been ripped from the second season of the series, and a use of both Owen & Tosh -- the two characters I like the least -- that made me give quite a damn about their welfare. Phil Ford was the head writer of "The Sarah Jane Adventures", as well as a contributor to "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood" itselfI should never have worried that this particular "Torchwood" novel was in anything other than a safe & professional pair of hands. [...]

  • K. McDevitt

    I think these "full Torchwood cast" novels are going to be my favorites. Though the authors don't always balance time among the characters, they do manage to write books that really feel like Torchwood adventures. Loved: Owen coping with being undead and using it as an advantage against the big bad. Jack trying to remember how many times he'd died and come back to life (and then using it to his advantage). Tosh doing serious, brave investigative work. Gwen and Rhys wanting to make a life for the [...]

  • Bianca

    3.5 stars

  • Ianto Williams

    Good start, not so good middle, amazing ending. Well recommended!

  • Anastassia Dyubkova

    Давно хотелось перечитать "Скайпоинт", и вот руки наконец дошли. В своё время поразилась количеству негативных рецензий на - притом, что из первых восьми книг по Торчвуду эта - моя любимая.Первое, что я поняла - переводам необходимо давать отлежаться, в идеале пару лет. Свой я [...]

  • Megan

    Torchwood: SkyPoint had the distinct honor of being the only Torchwood novel Mr. Ford has had written and of being the last novel that featured main characters Owen Harper and Toshiko Sato.As you see on the cover, Toshiko was huge. She covers 3/4 of the cover! It was really distracting to read this book with such a large Toshiko on the front cover. I'd be reading and then flip to the cover. Read some more and then flip to the cover. I think it was the biggest character I have seen on any of the [...]

  • Jim C

    This book is based on the television show and takes place towards the end of the second season. In this one, a new high rise building has been recently constructed and people are disappearing from this edifice. Torchwood investigates.This was a likable read in this universe. The author portrayed the characters correctly and I had no problem picturing this as an episode. This book dealt more with Owen and Tosh and how Tosh has always pined for Owen. Jack and Gwen have roles toward the end and I a [...]

  • Lavender

    Several of my friends regularly watch/watched Dr Who and Torchwood. I managed to never get into Torchwood when it was on the air. I was familiar with the characters and concepts due to catching bits and pieces of the show or hearing friends discuss some point or other. I'm more of a reader than TV watcher, so I started reading this series as I was interested enough to see what it was all about. At first, I had assumed the novels would just retell the events from the TV show, but these are totall [...]

  • Nicholas Whyte

    nwhytevejournal/1885088ml[return][return]Another pretty decent Torchwood novel, with an intersection between exploitative aliens and exploitative crime lords in the property market in Cardiff Bay, set just after Gwen and Rhys return from honeymoon, with Owen still dead and walking. Some nice exploration of the dysfunction in the Owen/Toshiko relationship (Toshiko gets to be on the front cover this time) and lots of reference to their back-stories which will please the diehard fan. My one gripe i [...]

  • Hannah Reed

    So this book isn’t perfect. I didn’t learn a great deal more about any of the members of Torchwood, and there was barely any characters shown in depth besides Owen and Tosh. I did like the plot, it was exciting once it got going and actually became enjoyable to read, though I did think a little too much of the book was dedicated to build up. That said I read this because I had Torchwood withdrawl.Spoiler for the show:(view spoiler)[ I reached the end of series 2 and Owen and Tosh had just di [...]

  • Lamadia

    This was a disappointment after the last few good Torchwood books. It read like one of the many "trapped in a highrise" movies and television episodes from the late 80s and early 90s. There were plenty of groan inducing moments of idiocy. The characterizations were pretty good, but seemed to bounce around a bit. Ianto was severely underused, as if the author had no idea what to do with him. The plot was just ridiculous and the defeat of the bad guy was strange and anti-climatic. I wasn't quite s [...]

  • Stephen Osborne

    Phil Ford knows the Torchwood universe well, and it spills onto the pages of this fast paced novel. Toshiko and Owen gets the lion's share of the scenes, and Ford manages to keep Toshiko sad and pining for Owen without making her maudlin. The best line, however comes from Gwen as she and Jack are slowly making their way along a ledge nineteen floors above the street. When Jack asks Gwen how she's doing, she answers, "Fine. Brilliant. I can see my house from here." I loves me some Gwen Cooper, I [...]

  • Jane Doe

    The Tosh/Owen romantic dynamic was an interesting one Torchwood never really got around to exploring on screen much. In this tie in novel that's rectified so what, giving the two the spotlight as the main characters. We get the point of views of Ianto, Jack, and Gwen as well, but it's really Tosh and Owen's story as they take point on the investigation of the week. Their characterization is spot on and the references to their backstory and motivations really work in context. Easily one of the be [...]

  • Writerlibrarian

    On the positive : Skypoint is interesting because time has passed since the second series finale and I was able to enjoy both Tosh and Owen. It's pretty much a Tosh and Owen book. On the indifferent : It's mostly an Owen book even if Tosh is on the cover and Owen when alive was not my favourite character and as the walking dead even less interesting. Not a lot of the others characters. They are like ghosts in the plot. In the end you don't really care how the story ends. But Tosh is fantastic.

  • Xan

    What does it say about me that I automatically suspect the little girl? As far as the Torchwood book franchise I think this is probably on of my least favorite so far, but only because it deals with me 2 lesser favorite characters, (I can't actually not love any of the Torchwood crew). If I had my druthers every book would be Jack and Ianto but I'll keep reading them regardless, because even the not so good ones aren't bad.

  • Morgan

    Not the best, but certainly not the worst. It's good to have so much Tosh and Owen in a book, but I think the rehashing of Owen's "particular situation" was a bit much. If you've seen the show, you know what's happened. If you haven't, it only takes once to get it. It felt like filler. Some nice lines of dialogue for Ianto, the Jack and Gwen bits were in-character as well. Mostly, I'm glad to have a book that centers on Tosh and Owen.

  • Craig

    This is a very simple story of an alien creature living within a highrise apartment complex that is eating the tenants. The only highlight of the book is the interaction between Owen and Tosh as they pose as a married couple moving into the building. The overall plot isn't interesting enough on it's own and it really needed more time spent focused on Owen and Tosh, maybe getting to know each other better and creating more of an emotional bond.

  • Claudia

    The plot is a bit flimsy but it's more than made up for by the excellent characterization of the main characters, Owen and Tosh. Ford really does capture the brittle anger of Owen and Tosh's brilliant intelligence and weaknesses in other areas. The remaining Torchwood crew are well-drawn, especially Gwen and Rhys.It reads a lot like an unfilmed season 2 episode, and I mean that in all the best ways since season 2 rocked my socks.

  • Sean Kennedy

    (3.5/5) One of the better Torchwood books, although it still shows some clunky writing, especially when the author feels they must shoehorn flashbacks from episodes from the tv series which are unnecessary as it is likely only going to be fans reading this in the first place. He does manage to give us a really poignant ending, especially giving that this is the final book involving the characters of Tosh and Owen who are, as he states in his acknowledgement, sorely missed.

  • Kaylee Harkness

    Relatively fast paced, made me want to turn the pages, which is always a good sign. This is the first Torchwood novel I have ever read and I found it a good representation of the characters that I am used to, and a nice snapshot of a time before half of them were dead.Overall not super suspenseful, but there were some funny moments and very Jack moments.

  • Jaq

    My favourite Torchwood novel so far.'s fast paced, easy to read, and the characters hold true to their digital selves.It's also nice to finally learn a little more about Owen.who irritated me no end in the television seriesbut here, Ford's handling of this prickly character allows me to understand Owen a little more.

  • Gabriel Mero

    This is the last Torchwood novel to feature Tosh and Owend it is so worth it! This novel mainly focuses on Toshiko and Owen, as the two move into a new apartment complex posing as a married couple to solve the mystery of disappearing tenants. This novel is fast paced and keeps the reader's attention. Quite possibly the best Torchwood novel so far

  • Wayland Smith

    Torchwood has placed its operatives in some odd situations, but a luxury high rise? Tosh and Owen go undercover to look into why so many people are disappearing from the Skypoint building, and, of course, nothing goes smoothly.It's an entertaining light read, but what would you expect from a novel based on a tv show?Recommended for sci fi fans, and those who enjoy Torchwood and Dr. Who.

  • Eri

    I do like Owen and Tosh. I really really really do. And this would make a really great episode! Set cca after 2x09, you get to see Tosh and Owen go undercover as married couple, hear few funny lines, get your dose of Jack Harkness, and likeable Gwen Williams :) And Ianto is still alive! Yay.Happy end ensured ^^

  • Lia /|\

    Fun little book. I devoured it in a day, and really enjoyed the character development in characters I already know and like. Well-put-together story. Worked fine for a new reader even though it's not the first in the series, and would probably be fine for someone who hasn't seen the show. Now I want the rest of the series, even though it's by various authors.

  • Kayleigh

    Definitely my favorite of the Torchwood books I've read so far. The exploration of Tosh and Owen's relationship was very well-done, and while the plot felt a little uneven in some places, it was still engaging and a fun read.

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