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Jago & Litefoot - Series 1
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 11/10/18 5:23 pm
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An excellent opening to their first series full of murder, horror, and a few dashes of levity to tie it all together.
As others have mentioned this story leads directly off from The Mahogany Murderers so be sure to listen to that first.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 10/26/18 4:17 pm
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Series 1 hits the ground running with a group of soldiers returning to London from overseas to seek help for one of their own, one of whom has a strong connection to Lisa Bowerman's Ellie character. Right about the same time, a string of strange murders begin throughout the city keeping Professor Litefoot busy in the mortuary. The strange thing about each body is that not only have they been ripped apart but they have been drained of all blood from their corpses. These various events prompt not only the involvement of Jago and Litefoot but also the resurgence of an old foe this time with a proper voice. Something big is starting for the Infernal Investigators and tragedy is about to strike....When I say this story hits the ground running, I genuinely meant it. 'Bloodless' assumes you know of or are least familiar with these characters already and have listened to 'Mahogany Murderers' beforehand with not much of a recap of the past. That probably wasn't the best idea ever as it could leave potential listeners in the dark at first but it does mean the plot picks up not only right where 'Mahogany' left off but in a fast pace that immediately grabs your interest with its cast and world. This may take place as an extension of the same universe as the main series which is pretty easy to tell. But it's very much not at all the same world with a darker and more appropriate edge that gives it a bit more tension than many actual Who stories. I would even say that it gets pretty graphic all things considered and it's obviously not afraid to some darker places which I very much liked. Granted the actual concept of Richards' script is not much of a mystery per se and the plot goes in most directions you'd expect. It's fairly obvious that the concept of a werewolf is what pervades the main threads of the story and it doesn't take any initiative to hide that fact. But some of the details are a bit more unique despite some basic twists and turns and I like some of the additions it adds to the idea of how a werewolf behaves and works. Despite the supernatural premise, it somehow feels a bit more real than any other recent additions to werewolf canon and it leads to a powerful ending that puts both Jago and Litefoot to their first real test with a surprising outcome that defines one of them just a little bit more. By the end of this adventure, the dynamic between Jago and Litefoot somehow feels more concrete and Benjamin and Baxter continue to be great in the leading roles like old relatable friends you didn't realize you had until you started seeing more of them. The real standout for me though is surprisingly Bowerman as Ellie who doesn't get too much time in the story but every moment stands out and knocks you out in a positive or negative way. I can tell she's going to be a fantastic addition to this team and I'm curious to see how she's handled in future stories given what happens here. While 'Bloodless' is very much a typical first story in terms of standard plot and side characters and not too many surprises, it sets things up exceedingly well for the future with a great main cast and some intriguing new challenges to come for this team which is in and of itself the best thing I could've hoped for for a starting adventure. Let the investigations begin!
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Reviewed By: NicanarioReview Date: 10/13/18 6:17 pm
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Good for a series' start (if you don't count The Mahogany Murderers), though not a entirely consistent story. I do recommend it if you just began to delve into this world, which has nothing of "ha'penny fiction" (as Litefoot would dare to say).
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Reviewed By: biggerontheinsideReview Date: 4/7/17 5:17 pm
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This is a very fitting start for the adventures of the Infernal Investigators. We get a "look" at our villain Doctor Tulp and some character development for Jago, Litefoot and Ellie. All three of them deliver very good performances, especially Christopher Benjamin. His scene at the end is truly poignant
The plot itself is quite average, but it manages just fine.