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1.3 - The Spirit Trap

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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
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 3/22/13 1:49 pm
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There is an interesting central idea (I quite like the actual explanation for the spirits) and some wonderful character interaction (Jonathan Morris is always brilliant at coming up with subtle and imaginative characterisations). But somehow the way the story played out didn't really grab or surprise me and I found the "cabinet scenes" rather bewildering. Not a bad story, but not one of my personal favourites.
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Reviewed By: EscapeSwitchReview Date: 1/7/12 4:57 pm
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Completely disagree with those for whom this story didn't work - I found it to be the most cohesive of the first series. It's tremendous fun, well written and acted, and is by turns dramatic and funny. The Victorian penchant for s?ances is a perfect starting point for a Jago & Litefoot tale, allowing for some wonderful melodrama and much spookiness.

Highly enjoyable.