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1.2 - The Bellova Devil

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 1
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 11/10/18 5:43 pm
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This entry is more of a proper mystery than the supernatural thrillers that fill the rest of the box. Excellent plot and of course brilliant acting.

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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 10/26/18 4:18 pm
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In the mysterious fogs of the London streets, Jago and Litefoot are dealing with difficulties. Jago is being pursued by a malicious debt collector as he is under a great amount of debt to multiple parties that mean he is hiding and on the run. On the other hand, Litefoot is struggling with another pair of astounding corpses one of which had apparently been already confirmed dead six weeks ago. It presents a strong moral dilemma and a mystery that Litefoot is desperate for help on and it pushes Jago and Litefoot to desperate measures to find out more that places both in danger. This includes grave-robbing, dealings with killer Turkish army soldiers, and a strange club with members that have a dark purpose and a familiar founder. But the deadliest enemy might just be the one that's come out of the ground as the Bellova Devil has come for the blood of the living.....or has he? 'Bellova' is a story that's a bit harder to follow than its predecessor in the set as it's a multifaceted tale with lots of deceptions, misconceptions, and dead ends before we uncover what's really going on. It continues to build the mystery of the arc and the big villain of the set in a very subtle way while taking time to follow up on the events of 'Bloodless' which was a nice touch. At the same time though, this is one that you can also pick up without having the prior context of the rest of the set which I really liked. Also like the rest of these stories so far, the narrative is rich and never shies away from the dark realities that it implies making this one the darkest story so far. The intricacies of it may turn some listeners off but I personally love complicated stories if they are done right and writer Alan Barnes really knocks this one out of the park. The cast continues to be great with everyone getting good moments minus perhaps Ellie which is a bit of a shame. But the standouts this time for me are Christopher Benjamin as Jago and Toby Longworth getting much more time as the dark Dr. Tulp. Jago really continues to get put through the ringer and I really felt strong concern for him in places especially backed by another strong performance. Tulp on the other hand whom we've seen briefly in the previous stories finally gets a bit more of a presence here and Longworth's silky voice gives him a menacing presence. He reminds me of Lord Blackwood from the Downey 'Sherlock Holmes' adaptation which I'm sure isn't a coincidence given how he looks and behaves and I personally am excited and hopeful to see more of him in the next couple tales. The direction is fantastic, soundscape practically faultless even making the sounds of cement being chipped away sound convincing, and the shocks and thrills interesting and powerful. While it's one I could easily see a viewer being forced to listen to more than once to get the full gist of, in this case I don't see that as a bad thing as this one is a brilliant tale that warrants multiple listens.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/30/15 12:55 am
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Alan Barnes is a bit of a hit or miss writer at least for me personally. He often has some great ideas but doesn't always execute them properly. Here there are all these problems that plague many of Barnes' scripts including a lot of leaps in logic and storytelling. I had to even give this one a second listen to understand the plot and not because it was confusing, but because of the gaping holes and leaps in logic. He also writes a lot of this like it was supposed to be a Companion Chronicle as a lot of the story is told in flashbacks to prior events. Yes some of the twists are really good and clever, but Barnes is a bit over his head in aren't I so clever opening up the small plot holes.

I still really liked the story however as Jago & Litefoot are both great here and they are the only thing that keeps the story together. Jago has some great opening scenes as he has been put into debt from some theatrical issues, bringing some more great alliteration to the forefront.
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Reviewed By: Doctor13DalekReview Date: 8/13/15 12:55 pm
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Great all around but the only downside is that the ending let a plot line hang loose that i yet to see finish but haven't heard many Jago & Litefoot so until then 9/10