The Damned (The Darkest Hand Trilogy Book 1)
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The soldier cried out as the jaws tore a great chunk from his body, taloned hands grappling around his middle, holding him firm. A second bite took his head from his body, gushing warm gore over his assailant.
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Not only were they were cast out of the Church, but they were cast out of society to live till the end of days as the monsters they had become, forced to live their pitiful lives under the shadow of night, no longer able to venture out beneath the glare of daylight and God’s warmth, forever tormented by the desire for flesh, just as they had tormented the Lord with their greed for riches and power.”
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to extract information and a plea for forgiveness ahead of the stake’s fiery release. Dismemberment. Dislocation. Flogging. Breaking of limbs. Burning. Beating. Suffocation. Rape. Gouging of eyes. Disembowelment. Drowning, with boiling water,” he added, as an addendum. “Tearing of flesh. Butchery of bodies. Jellification of limbs by beating.”
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He shuddered, realising the light had lifted him from the ground and he was hanging in the air, inches from the path, bound by the might of some higher power. And then a voice, just like his mother’s, whispered in his ear.
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During daylight, Baldrac preferred to sleep but at this time his hunger gnawed at him like the incessant cold, a cruel and constant reminder of what he was, what hateful thing he had become and also what he desired beyond anything else in order to help find respite from the pain. Only by being the monster he so despised could the monster rest, embrace the troubled and hateful portion of death that was sleep.
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Eventually both lines of singing subsided and a cheer went up, first from the German lines and then from the British at the end of this war of melodies, this little battle of songmanship.
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How would they become one of these werewolves?” “By drinking water from the footprint of a true wolf. But by doing this you are only brought misery and pain, held forever under the control of the wolf from whose footprint you drank.