The Plague Lords of Ruel

The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 1, Part 2

Did I win my first fight of the book? Oh yes. Did what was, presumably, an initial skirmish, reduce my Endurance by (around) a third? Uh-huh? What is my current state? Back in the present, I check out the corpse, only to find out that it is a leaf-covered bear-shaped creature with echinda-esque spines and… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 1, Part 2

The Plague Lords of Ruel

The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 1, Part 1

As I steal some time away from my work commitments, I resign myself to the fact that pretty much every commenter on the previous post has warned me of the slim chance of success. In response, I can only channel Ferdinand Foch from World War I : Before I leave, Rimoah : Promises a guide… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Attempt 1, Part 1

The Plague Lords of Ruel

The Plague Lords of Ruel – Background

Buuuutt – not too far off it. For those who have missed me, may I say : I did warn you. In the last 5 business days, I have had four matters listed in Court, along with a full day mediation, and, finally, getting a several thousand page file transferred from another solicitor with the… Continue reading The Plague Lords of Ruel – Background

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Interlude – Grand Master Transition

So – Lone Wolf has become a Kai Grand Master! Cool, huh? Full disclosure – as someone who was a pretty serious chess player in my youth, when I hear the words ‘Grand Master’, I pretty much always first think of the chess title. Aside : One of my favourite ever movies is Searching for… Continue reading Interlude – Grand Master Transition

The Masters of Darkness

The Masters of Darkness – Conclusion

Mike Symonds, under his nom de plume of ‘Film Crit Hulk’, has written a very (VERY) long disssertation of the James Bond series. Here’s the link to part 1, if you’re interested. Despite the annoying gimmick of the whole piece bring written in captial letters, he makes many interesting and valid points regarding the series as a whole,… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Conclusion

The Masters of Darkness

The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 10

As those of my faithful readers (who have been waiting for several days) will know, I am now approaching the headquarters of the final boss (aka Gnaag), who is no doubt shivering with….. Aside : Tim Curry is just the absolute best, and not just for his awesome first name.  See also Clue, Hunt for… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 10

The Masters of Darkness

The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 9

Just to recap – Lone Wolf has just successfully hidden in an alleyway from enemies of the Darklord whose insignia he wears. Onward! I’ve now read paragraph 48 several times, and I’m become convinced that Joe Dever wrote the first half, went and had lunch, and then wrote the second half.  The paragraph goes like… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 9