Magic Bullet
Faction Paradox: Coming to Dust

Format Compact Disc
Running Time 60 mins
Produced by Magic Bullet

Written by Lawrence Miles

Synopsis: Naples, 1763. The Great Ape of Posto di Forragio is on show, an exhibition to amuse jaded foreign tourists. However, there are three Englishmen who recognise that the creature is no mortal beast, but a harbinger of ancient evil from before the time of the Pharaohs-- and one which may presage the return of something thought long buried. To prevent this, they must turn to Cousins Justine and Eliza, the mysterious representatives of the Faction Paradox-- but any dealings with the Faction Paradox always come at a price.


A Review by John Seavey 19/9/05

It feels like we've taken another leap forward in time for Eliza and Justine for this audio, and unfortunately, it also feels like we've left most of the supporting cast, story, and rationale behind with the BBV audios.

Instead, we get a new villain, in the form of Sutekh, and a darker tone, as Justine has become a harsher, colder leader of the last remnants of Faction Paradox. Both of these might turn out, over the next few audios, to be good things, but this story spends too much time laying groundwork for the listener to really be able to get into it on its own. There are several good bits, and I reserve the right to relisten to this and really enjoy it later on, but as a standalone, it's a bit loose. (Oh, and a few of the voice actors seem to have been told as their voice direction, "Do Manuel from Fawlty Towers, only Italian.")