Pocket Books, out now
Pete and Myka investigate reports of an incredibly powerful healer, only to find they’re not the only ones seeking her out…
The first Warehouse 13 novel does not disappoint. Author Greg Cox is clearly a fan of the show (as his afterword confirms), and he has a great deal of fun recreating the dynamic between the various characters, with large chunks of the dialogue feeling as if they’ve been drawn from a script for the show – notably the final showdown.The shout-outs to incidents in the TV series are, on the whole, relevant with only the occasional moment where they become a speed bump for the reader.
The story takes advantage of a novel’s lack of budget to create artefacts that the show might have problems displaying, including the Red Baron’s plane, as well as using others from the run of the series. Cox sensibly mirrors the show’s regular pattern of counterpointing a problem within the Warehouse itself with an exterior dilemma, so while Pete and Myka try to cope with outbreaks of both healing and sudden sickness, Artie, Claudia and Leena have their own difficulties with artefacts misbehaving.
Verdict: If you like the show, you’ll love this. 8/10
Check out our review of the first episode of season three here.