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Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from Jazzibear
Review:
My view that this is a splendid story remains unchanged. You have the flavour of Conan Doyle’s writings to a T, and I wait for future updates in the confident expectation of being much entertained.

Rereading Chapter 1 so as better to appreciate Chapter 2, I noticed something that made me wonder. Surely Prince Albert was always Prince Consort, rather than Prince Regent, wasn’t he? It was George IV who was Prince Regent prior to his becoming King.

As to copyright, in the long-gone days when I was a salaried minion I dealt with such menial tasks as copy editing, ghost writing and the administration of copyright matters for my honoured employers. In Britain copyright in literary works then for the most part subsisted for fifty years from the date of the author’s death. A modicum of research reveals that under EU law the copyright period is now seventy years. H G Wells’s works will therefore remain in copyright until 30 August 2016, I reckon. Not that it matters, of course. I investigated purely as a matter of interest.
Comments from author:
My thanks. I hope to get the next chapter out a little sooner than this one.

You are quite correct. If I wrote Regent, I made a mistake.

I forgot that Wells lived so long. Thanks for the info.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Jazzibear] • Date [17 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from Cordyfan
Review:
A good chapter of what is developing into a very interesting story. You've caught the tone and feel of a Sherlock Holmes story very well indeed and the version of the Council you've written about ties in very nicely with that world.

I'm looking forward to reading about why Holmes groaned at the mention of Spike/Pratt. Is it because of his temperament, or because Holmes has read his poetry?

Thanks for writing this.
Comments from author:
Thank you. I rahter like writing this Spike. The Council after all, is nothing more than a gentleman's club. Which explains their treatment of the Slayer. ;-)

Holmes is generally unhappy to work with someone of Spike's disposition.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Cordyfan] • Date [15 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from starwolf
Review:
looks promising, I await the developments you have in store for us.
thanks
Comments from author:
Glad you like it.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [starwolf] • Date [15 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from Meneldur
Review:
Very interesting. I like the idea of Holmes joining forces with Spike, though we have yet to see it happening. So far, it seems very faithful to the spirit and style of Sherlock Holmes, and I am greatly enjoyng it. I eagerly await Sherlock's meeting with Spike.
Also, it seems to me that this may tie in with Fu Manchu's plan, at least what we saw in his secret hideout, of crossbreeding and so forth, which makes me wonder...
Comments from author:
Thanks. Spike will no doubt try the pateince of the world's greatest consulting detective to the limit... Again.

I re-read a lot of Holmes to get it right and I'm very glad you find it so.

Makes you wonder? Now I wonder why...;-)

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Meneldur] • Date [15 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from TroyGuffey
Review:
Very interesting.

If William goes to the Wood I hope he remembers to mark his pool.

And excellent Sherlock Holmes. I hope the Imperius Curse is not involved.

EDIT: I noticed an impossibility in your reply to another reviewer. At the end of MN Polly and Diggory immediately stole the rings and buried them at the base of the wardrobe tree.
Comments from author:
Indeed, it might be wise. It probably depends on when and how he gets there...

Thanks, I hope to continue in this vein.

Yes, they did. What did I write in the review? This (chapter 1) is set before Polly and Digory are sent to the Wood.
Review By [TroyGuffey] • Date [14 May 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Adventure of the Undead Detective" from AllenPitt
Review:
At this point Mr. Pratt hasn't completed re-inventing himself as the lower class brawler "Spike". Funny. Hopefully the one who took the notebooks is another Victorian villain? Might be time for Dracula to show up. And end up owing Spike money (as mentioned later on in "Buffy"). Plenty other others to choose from, of course.
Comments from author:
Chapter one is set ten years before Chapter two and Spike is not yet fully born, but mostly there.

No, Dracula is coming in another chapter... ;-)

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [14 May 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from Jazzibear
Review:
Undoubtedly Mycroft, for you use some of Conan Doyle’s own words in his description of Mycroft. How jolly!

This has the makings of a splendid story, and I shall follow it avidly.
Comments from author:
Indeed I did. Well spotted.

Thanks and thanks for reviewing
Review By [Jazzibear] • Date [5 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from PATM
Review:
In Her Majesties Secret Service. Very cool.
Comments from author:
Nobody is as cool as a vampire. ;-)

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Review By [PATM] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from Chargone
Review:
Well, that Is interesting...
William the bloody awful poet... the origin of his later label, or is one a mockery of the other?

Rings, Narnia... The magician's nephew? Been a long time since i read that. Could have.... interesting... consequences...
Well done.
Comments from author:
In canon it was what he was called. He ‘earned’ the latter for himself after some time as a vamp.

Very interesting. As may be read in the other stories in which references are made to his past…

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [Chargone] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from Shadowman
Review:
A back story on the Spike of this universe should be interesting.
The first person to come to mind for The Official was Mycroft Holmes. No real evidence for this I know but he does fit the criteria for Mycroft.
I am glad to see another story from this series as I quite enjoy your writing.
Comments from author:
I hope so, at any rate. It is Mycroft, I fear I lifted his description almost straight out of Doyle.

Thank you, glad to hear it. And thanks for reviewing
Review By [Shadowman] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from pazed
Review:
I'm thinking Mycroft Holmes for the Official - just mentioning my almost foundationless deduction to amuse you.
Following your stuff with great enjoyment...p
Comments from author:
Hardly foundationless, since it is correct. Thanks for reviewing
Review By [pazed] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from Cordyfan
Review:
Excellent portrayal of a recently turned Spike and a good prequel to his role as a special government agent that we seen in other stories from this series. As a Victorian 'licence to kill' type, he'd have certain natural advantages, I suppose. I wonder how far HM Government will go to protect him from the Council.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this crosses into the Magician's Nephew. Pity he didn't have the opportunity to kill Empress Jadis, before she entered Narnia and became the White Witch.

Thanks for writing this - I look forward to the rest.
Comments from author:
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Licence to kill and drain. HM Government may or may not become a trifle annoyed with the council over the years. We shall see.

I don’t think he would have been able to do so, she was quite powerful as I recall. And possibly not MN, but later on in the series.

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [Cordyfan] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from ShalaDakiri
Review:
As soon as I saw the date, I jumped to the Magician's Nephew (I don't care what modern publishers seem to think, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe should be the first book in the series). Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what Spike ends up doing with the rings.
Comments from author:
I agree, it is the first. MN is just an explicatory sidenote. Even though the Guinea pigs are cute.

They will turn up, now and again…

Thanks for reviewing
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Solicitor who got up from the dead" from AllenPitt
Review:
I don't suppose that was Mycroft? Just wondering. So, Spike with a commission. 007 or some such. Funny. Hm. Later on, maybe he'd actually have money and be able to help when Buffy was about to lose the house and such. Gee, the British sure like English vampires a lot more than they do Irish ones.
I'm assuming he doesn't tell Angelus about this little arrangement? ..... Anne Hepplewith. No wonder she switched to "Darla". And I'm impressed they were able to figure that out, she died in 1609. Then again owned property, so there'd be more records than usual.
Hm, presumably the British gov. doesn't talk about this deal with the Watchers?
Comments from author:
Mycroft? Whoever might you be talking about? Whistles nonchalantly. Well, this is before the Secret Service. Then again, it has to start somewhere… Having the money and Buffy accepting it are two different things, of course.

Tell Angelus? No. Laugh if he ever finds out? Yes. Darla died in Jamestown in 1609. Not that many people there with property who were also ‘courtesans’.

It is highly unlikely HM Government would disclose the identity of its newest asset to the Council…

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Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [4 Nov 13] • Not Rated
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