Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar

Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar

by Steven Savile, Titan Books


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Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
king_of_the_ice_dragons More than 1 year ago
While this book is not a literary masterpiece, and there were some basic grammar mistakes not caught by the spellchecker, it was a good and generally light read. It was easy, though, to imagine the story in the book as if it was another episode of the series. Dialogue and character action was consistent with the TV series. If you're a fan of the series, you should like this book as well.
lucylooo More than 1 year ago
I've been spoiled by reading several quite good tie-in novels based on the new "Doctor Who" series, so I was a little apprehensive when it came to this tie-in for "Primeval" (which I may enjoy even more than DW). I was pleasantly surprised - it's very well written, with excellent characterizations (including the woefully underused Lester, who is given some really excellent turns of phrase) and an exceedingly scary plot. Indeed, the story fits in well with the show's premise, but takes it a step further, which is what most people want from a tie-in novel. Instead of staying on British lands, this sends the Primeval team into South America, out of their comfort zone, and the descriptions of the steamy jungle locals and uncomfortable climate change for the characters are really wonderful. The only caveat I have is that the story is very bloody and gory at times, so anyone who doesn't have the stomach for a bloody, ripping good yarn that moves along at a crackling pace might want to stay away. For anyone else, this is a great, fun book and a nice way to spend some extra time with much-loved characters. You'll even enjoy the smarts and skills of the soldiers (aka, Primeval's 'redshirts').
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came across this show on netflix and I found out they had some books based on the series. I enjoyed this book, but you really have to have seen the series to know what is going on. luckily I watched the show before reading the book, so if you pick the book up you may get a little lost from not knowing the characters and the premise.
kingoftheicedragons on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A novel from the British TV series Primeval, which other than Star Trek, I usually don't read novels based off of TV series. But I like the series, dealing with anomolies through time, and creatures from both the past and the future coming through time into our own, and unfortunately, the seasons of this series are short (only 13 episodes over two seasons, with another 10 planned for this season and rumors that it's the last season), so I thought, why not give the novels a try.The first novel of the Primeval series has the team traveling to Peru in investigate the disappearance of the sons of a high-ranking British government official as well as the report of what seems to be an anomoly deep in the rain forest. What I like best about this novel is that I could very easily see what was going on in my head with the different character voices and their mannerisms and behaviors. The author seems to have captured the spirit of the show perfectly, so reading the novel was a perfect extension of the show. What I didn't necessarily care for with this novel, though, is that it acts as if this was the first time an anomoly was found to be outside of the UK (and it seems that the novel series will in fact deal with anomolies that appear outside of the UK, leaving the series to explore the going-ons that take place in the UK). However, I thought it was established in the pilot episode of the series that anomolies had occured outside of the UK, with artifacts being discovered in the Indian Ocean or something similar, so some of the facts to me seem to be outside the continuity established by the series, though that is easy enough to overcome. The novel also seems to be ahead of its time, as it explores the concept that some of the creatures that have come through these anomolies in the past have been interpreted to be gods and beasts of different ancient cultures, something that the third season of the TV series is starting to focus more on.If you like the TV series, you will undoubtedly love this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched the show Nick Cutter died in season three episode three his own wife killed him
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