Lana twisted, grimacing when her neck cramped with the simple movement.
But demons do eat humans, she read, grimacing at the image of a cheerful man on a platter surrounded by demons.
She pushed herself up, grimacing at the flickers of pain still running through her.
Opening her eyes, she raised the axe and let it fall, grimacing at the sounds of flesh splitting.
"Darian, Sofi—" Darian didn't let her finish but swept the Oracle up into his arms, grimacing as he absorbed the lightning magic.
She downed a mouthful, grimacing at the burn that went down her throat and all the way to her gut.
In the plan of the buildings and their decoration everything still remained subordinate to the high altar; but though on this and its surroundings ornament was most lavishly expended, the churches - wherever wealth permitted - were covered within and without with sculpture or painting: scenes from the Old and New Testaments, from the lives of saints, even from every-day life; figures of the Almighty, of Christ, of the Virgin Mother, of apostles, saints, confessors; pictures of the joys of heaven and the torments of hell; and outside, grimacing from every angle, demons and goblins, amusing enough to us but terrible to the age that set them there, visible embodiments of the evil spirits driven from within the sacred building by the efficacy of the holy rites.