The Purging Of Ruen: Abridged
By: Thomas Corfield
Length: 209 pages
Release date: Sep 14, 2013
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Consider a world inhabited with only cats and dogs: a society recognizable as our own, but with its eccentricities being the norm, rather than the exception. A world where the charm of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In the Willows meets the exotic world of Ian Fleming’s Bond. A world where fluffy just got dangerous. These are the Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels, also known as the Dooven Books: welcome to the genre of New Fable.
“Attempting to eradicate an entire city’s council before hurling oneself off a cliff is odd behavior for anyone, let alone the daughter of a police chief. Nor is it helped by a determination to graffiti mis-spelt words with appalling grammar in her own manure.
Politely, Oscar pointed this out to her.
So she punched him and pushed him off his stool.”
Oscar Teabag-Dooven is a highly trained secret agent who is convinced he’s no more than a poet. Unable to do much more than rhyme one lot of words with another, his attempts at foiling the world’s villains are, at best, tenuous.
When assigned to determine the cause of brewing tensions in the exclusive seaside city of Ruen, he discovers it’s on the brink of tearing itself apart. Things become complicated when it appears those responsible are in charge of running the place.
Drawn into a scandalous plot of insanity and greed, Oscar befriends the Dervy, a young revolutionary, by throwing her off a cliff, and Horace, an elderly doctor with a phobia of worming ointments.
Together they battle the ruthless genius of Sedervitz Tappen-Noo and the grievous insanity of the Pyjami, in an attempt to save a beautiful city from certain destruction.
But things don’t go according to plan. Principally because they don’t have one.