Faction Paradox: Sabbath Dei

Format Compact Disc
Running Time 60 mins
Produced by BBV

Written by Lawrence Miles



A Review by Stuart Gutteridge 19/5/03

Continuing almost directly where the previous Faction Paradox audio left off, Sabbath Dei carries on with a period drama set in France. This greatly works in the story`s favour, as it offers a rich variety of accents and sound effects adding to the overall tone of the tale. Added to this Cousin Eliza steps in the fore almost as much as Cousin Justine, although it is Saul Jaffe as the charismatic and enigmatic Sabbath who steals the show. The only downside is we have to wait for the follow up - The Year Of The Cat!

A Review by John Seavey 21/5/04

In a change of pace so sudden I almost got whiplash, the story moves to 18th century London, introduces about five or six new characters in the first scene, and seems to move almost totally away from any of the plotlines that the first two chapters concerned them with. But as the story settles down, you start to see how everything's connecting together, and there's a lot of interesting stuff that happens.

Included in this is the introduction of Sabbath, although he sounds nothing at all like I imagined Sabbath would sound, and I'm still waiting for an explanation of whether and how he's the same person as Godfather Sabbath from the first two audios. Still, he's a great character. Oh, and someone else from Doctor Who shows up, but I won't spoil the surprise. Definitely a fun chapter.