In the tiny remote village of Rawbone, Gwen and Rhys hope that they, and their newborn baby daughter Anwen, can slip under the radar and avoid detection following the events of Children of Earth. But the village holds a dark secret, and is far from being the quiet, nothing-ever-happens-here Welsh backwater to sit back and avoid capture in. Increasingly odd behaviour from the villagers, especially the creepily supernatural children, lend this story a distinct Village of the Damned-esque quality and deeply spooky atmosphere.
Whether you want to piece together what happened to the key protagonists between the third series and Torchwood: Miracle Day, or you just want to sit back and be gripped by a thrilling story in its own right, First Born certainly doesn’t disappoint. It also offers listeners the chance to get much closer to Gwen, Rhys and little Arwen without the distractions of the full Torchwood team and the busy Cardiff setting.
First Born is a chilling and atmospheric Torchwood tale written by James Goss, who is no stranger to the series, having previously created a number of other Torchwood novels and audio dramas. Kai Owen (Rhys in the TV series) heads up the multitude of readers that bring the story to life.