The Plague Lords of Ruel

The Plague Lords of Ruel – Conclusion

There is a quote from a review of the Batman story The Long Hallowe’en which went something like this : “It isn’t hard to write the first 90% of a thriller.  You drop tantalizing hints as to untold mysteries, and make vague allusions to conspiracies.  The reader is on the edge of their seat, wondering… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Conclusion

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 5, Part 1

Alright. I think this book doesn’t understand the consequences of really, truly annoying a lawyer. Darn right. Full disclosure – since my previous path through the book was (comparatively) smooth until I started hitting all the instadeaths, I’m going to be using an extremely abbreviated bullet-point form to summarise my path through to the end-game.… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 5, Part 1

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 4, Part 2

[IMPORTANT ASIDE : As I was editing the final draft of this post, I learned of the horrific deaths in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I apologise if any of the references to death or violence in the material below are disturbing to anyone in the circumstances.  My thoughts are with all those affected by these despicable… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 4, Part 2

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 4, Part 1

Well! After things, to put it mildly, not going my way a couple of days ago, things are looking a little brighter. Why, I hear you ask? Its my birthday (despite getting older, I still enjoy it). Its AFL Grand Final day, the highlight of the year’s sporting calendar. I have a glass of scotch… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 4, Part 1

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 5

On our last winch-hanger, all indications were that Lone Wolf was tantalizingly close to his goal of, you know, saving the world YET AGAIN…. After successfully prying the safety pin (heh) loose from the chain, I satisfyingly watch the cauldron fall free from its restraining chain. Said chain is somewhat dissatisfied at being disturbed, and… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 5

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 4

Well, after a couple of days with my gorgeous wife in Rye, Victoria, I’m ready for anything…. My followers will remember that, when I left you, I was in the middle of confronting the final (I hope) boss when he tauntingly asked me to turn and face my ‘nemesis’. Half-expecting to turn and face a… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 4

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The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 3

After setting the Degradon up on a blind date with the Angel of Death (yes!) I quickly continue moving forward, before Luck changes its mind. After quickly moving through a ”çavernous” hall with statues that look like they are just WAITING to spring to life, I speedily move up a black marble staircase before being… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 3, Part 3