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1.3 - The Spirit Trap

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 11/10/18 5:40 pm
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Another strong tale for the first series. The title here may as well have been Ellie & Jago & Litefoot considering how much attention has been given to Ellie the barmaid. It's a welcome bit of character building and continuity pulling from the events of The Bloodless Soldier and help temper what otherwise would have been the weakest plot in the set.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 10/26/18 4:19 pm
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In a previous story, barmaid Ellie Higson lost someone near and dear to her, killed in a supernatural skirmish with a werewolf. But with the full truth behind his demise kept from her, she is desperately searching for answers and willing to pursue any avenue to find them. That includes apparently seeing a spiritual medium that provokes the curiosities of Litefoot and the denials of Jago. But this particular spiritualist known simply as Mrs. Vanguard has had disappearing people surrounding her seances sometimes quite explosively as it turns out. It seems that Ellie is in desperate danger and when Jago becomes Vanguard's latest victim, it's up to Litefoot and a husband of one of the missing victims to uncover the truth....While I don't think 'Trap' is quite as strong as the other stories, I personally like this one just a little bit more compared to 'Bellova' and 'Bloodless'. It's much more personal touches and easier to follow story work very much to it's advantage and it appeals to my specific supernatural interests just a little bit more. It also does a great job on playing on the fears of the supernatural while adding a sci-fi touch and some surprising twists reminiscent of some of the elements of "The Unquiet Dead" from New Who. Not to mention the atmosphere is just superb with one of the creepiest settings I've heard in a supernatural story being played up immensely backed by a strongly voiced villain in the form of Vanguard herself. While the main pair are separated for a good chunk of the story, I personally like that even though one is seemingly incapacitated they still find a way to work together and stop the situation with help from some very likable side characters. This story is also where Lisa Bowerman's Ellie takes a bit more of a center stage and she's rapidly becoming one of my favorite characters in the whole ensemble. While it does take a few more predictable turns towards the end and it doesn't tie into the bigger arc per se, I still found myself really liking 'Spirit Trap' in an immensely fun way. Maybe it's a good idea to set up a story with less canonical ties before the finale that's coming and Morris' script and audio does the job well.
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 11/30/15 1:13 am
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The Spirit Trap really feels like a follow up to The Bloodless Soldier as it sees Ellie come to terms with the death of her brother. She has gone to see a spiritualist medium and taken part in séances, to the dismay of Jago who as a theatrical man, knows exactly how fake the tricks this medium is using are. Everything seems normal until people start spontaneously combusting and Litefoot gets involved. It turns out that this medium is really a medium to aliens almost like the Gelth from the Unquiet Dead. The story is all character driven and Ellie gets some great dialogue here as she copes with the loss of her brother making Jonathan Morris' story all the more enjoyable. My real complaint is that it probably should be placed before the Bellova Devil and not after as Ellie has this gap in her character in Bellova Devil.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/15/15 10:53 am
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Jago is convinced that a medium Ellie visited was fraud, however the medium knows facts about the death of her brother Jim that she couldn't have possibly known. Jago seems to expose the woman as a fraud, and the duo assume that to be the end of the matter until Ellie disappears and Jago goes looking for her.

This is a very spooky tale that tries extra-hard to avoid a supernatural explanation