And because of these things, which he could not explain or understand, a curious eery fear was born in the heart of Iluac. On the west were high, gaunt mountains whose sheer cliffs and pinnacles were topped with snow, and around those nether slopes the ice had climbed like an inundating sea. It is the most bitterly cold winter. His right hand, clutching the pouch of rubies, was thrust forward beyond the threshold of the cave.
Orias — Unk Demon of divination. Adad, Addu — Babylonian, Hittite god of the storm. Beelzebub, Beelzebuth, Belzebath — Hebrew Lord of Flies. Baalzephon — Canaanite Captain of guard and sentinels of Hell according to Wierius. May 2 Revisited the novella with Book Club Buddie D.
They are attributed to the mandrake root and considered gifts from Satan to the sorcerer who conjures them. The place had darkened, and the light was such as might filter into arctic seas beneath heavy floes. Winner of a Rainbow Award 2015, Best Lesbian Fantasy and Fantasy Romance, for Medusa: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread. Men fled before the everadvancing glaciations; and strange legends were told of how people had been overtaken or cut off in lonely valleys by sudden, diabolic shiftings of the ice, as if it had stretched out a living hand. The entrance was like a fanged maw.
I keep waiting something extraordinary to happen in this world not just in this story. Amducious — Hebrew The destroyer. Asmodeus, Asmoday — Hebrew god of lust. Oroan — Guyana Demon of the eclipse.
Nihasa — American Indian devil. Barbas — Unk a demon of mechanics according to some hierarchies. According to Wierius a demon of music. Overawed by the strangeness of it all, and remembering now the old legends, Iluac lost his courage for the first time, and quitted the chamber without delay. Murmur — Unk Demon of music.
The place was like a chamber of boreal kings or gods. Quanga, on his part, desired the complicity and connivance of the dealers, knowing that it would be hard for him to sell the jewels otherwise. Andromalius — One of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Malphas — Unk Grand president of the infernal regions.
All are worth the read. The beginning caught my interest and imagination right away. Verdelet — Unk Master of ceremonies of infernal court. There are two types of demons: Lesser and Greater.
They require an Archmage's Blood Orb to summon and have 200 × 100 health points. Ice Demon is no exception; it has all the charm that you expect from Elizabeth. And she soon discovers—from her encounters with a madwoman journalist, a mysterious woman in black, and a French prostitute—where her heart lies. Highlighted by a charmingly eccentric cast of characters, this Penny Dread is action-packed, beautifully written and darkly funny. Succorbenoth — Unk demon of jealousy and said to protect gates and bridgeways. In this state, with a mad, momentary defiance, he unslung his bow and discharged arrow after arrow, emptying his quiver at the huge and bleak and formless shadow that seemed to impend before him on the sky.
Atazoth — The most powerful of the Dark Gods in the pantheon of the Order of the Nine Angels. Immense, malignant profiles leered in blue-green crystal; the malformed heads of bestial devils frowned; and rearing dragons writhed immovably along the scarp, or sank frozen into deep crevasses. Their object was nothing less than the retrieval of the rubies of King Haalor, who, with the wizard Ommum-Vog and many full-caparisoned soldiers, had gone out five decades before to make war upon the polar ice. Succumbus, Succubus — female demon of seduction. After all, it has an excellent idea.