Primeval: Extinction Event
by Dan Abnett
When my buddy at Titan Books offered this book to me for review, I had no idea it based on an existing TV show. Don’t laugh at me. It seems obvious in retrospect but I clearly hadn’t been paying attention when people were talking about Primeval and the description of the book I read had me thinking it was a set of new books from the writers of the BBC series. Not that it was actually tied to the series itself.
Not that it really matters. I just wanted to make sure you understood how I came into the book. So that you’d believe me when I say the book was so great, I immediately needed to see the series. As in, I actually went to Best Buy that night in hopes that they’d have it. Luckily (for my wallet), they didn’t but I’ve been catching up via Netflix.
The good thing about this is that it means you don’t have to have seen the series to enjoy the book. Though I will caution that the book takes place during what I think is the lull between Season 2 and Season 3 of the show (S3 having just started). I could be wrong about the exact timing but it seems to make sense since the book hinted at things that I’ve discovered about halfway through my viewing or what is the end of Season 1. And based on the characters in the book, I think there’s even more I have yet to see on the show…