Reviewed By: traves8853
Review Date: 1/18/16 7:38 pm
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Dark and brooding with tons of macabre detail and tense atmosphere, very dialogue driven and prone to over describing at times, but there are some great characters in this. Also, the idea of Kit Marlowe taking inspiration from this for his play, 'Doctor Faustus' whilst helping an alien invasion is fantastic. Kit Marlowe is depicted as headstrong, egotistical and obsessed. A real anti-hero, who has entered into a pact with the walking corpse, and emissary of the Omnim: Velez. Once again, Peri is reduced to a plot device but when the plot is this good it's hard to complain. The intermittent screeching sound that permeates this is delicious. This story gives us a chance to see SF and black magic mixed together in a way we haven't seen since the Daemons and set in a gritty, rat-infested Elizabethan setting. This could really excel with some visual representation and I would love to see this animated but the pace is glacial at times and it has a resolution that goes BOOM! My point being that the resolution is too simplistic. Yes, it's dreadfully slow but enjoyable none the less.