"Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion": In a flashback to 1891, Professor James Moriarty fell off Reichenbach Falls after grappling with Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty, grievously and mortally injured, is soon found by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Moran, as per ordered by his master, pulls out a v
- I am a reanimated corpse with a barely reined craving for human flesh--and only now you question my sanity?!
Appearing in "Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion"
- Sherlock Holmes (Flashback and main story)
- Dr. John Watson
- Mrs. Hudson
- Colonel Sebastian Moran (Flashback and main story) (Final appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion"
In a flashback to 1891, Professor James Moriarty fell off Reichenbach Falls after grappling with Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty, grievously and mortally injured, is soon found by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Moran, as per ordered by his master, pulls out a vial set and injected its content into Moriarty's heart. Moriarty reacted violently and is turned into a zombie. Just as Moran is about to shoot Moriarty, the Professor shows that he still has total control and sentience over his now undead body.
In the present, London is in complete turmoil as the undead battle the living. From Moriarty's hideout, Moran profess to his master that given the situation they can have the government to yield to him. But Moriarty reveals that he doesn't want anything from what the government have for him. He elaborates that given his undead state, he doesn't have the normal cravings that humans want, except for his acquisition of power. So forth, he decides to instead turn London into his necropolis capital and rule an entire world full of revenants, as the serum that was administered into him allows him to control the zombies. Moriarty then offers Moran the chance to be turn into a sentient undead like him. But Moran, finally seeing that his master is completely insane, refuses to be turn into a zombie. Moriarty is disappointed with Moran's response and sic his zombies on his underling. Moran fights off the zombies but he is bitten by Moriarty before making his escape.
At Baker Street, Holmes, Watson and Mrs. Hudson have been confined in their building for several days since the outbreak. During this time Holmes has been trying to connect the relationships between the undead, the comet in 1854, and Moriarty while everyone in the household is almost on their last rations. Suddenly, a loud rumbling is felt through the building and everyone looks out the windows to see a convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles on the street, slaughtering the undead with mounted machine guns and running them over. The captain of the convoy greets them and notifies Holmes that his brother Mycroft had ordered the rescue for him and his friends, and are to be evacuate as soon as possible.
Just as everyone is about to leave Baker Street, Moran appears and is badly wounded and bitten multiple times. He is then beset by more zombies before the soldiers open fire on the revenants. Holmes, Watson, and the captain rush over to Moran and finds that there is nothing more to save him. As Moran lies dying, he warns Holmes about Moriarty being the mastermind of the outbreak and his undead condition. Moran then finally dies and is shot in the head by the captain from reanimating. Now knowing that their nemesis is behind the outbreak, Holmes scrapes mud off of Moran's left shoe and declares to Watson that "the game is finally afoot!"
- This book was first published on February 24, 2010.
- No special notes.
- The tanks heavily resembles to the British Mark IV tank, in which in reality was introduced in 1917 during World War I.
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