God's Demon by Wayne Barlowe

By Wayne Barlowe

Lucifer's warfare, which damned legions of angels to Hell, is an historical and sour reminiscence shrouded within the smoke and ash of the Inferno. The Fallen, these banished demons who escaped the complete wrath of Heaven, have verified a unlimited and oppressive state in the fiery confines of Hell. Lucifer has no longer been obvious because the Fall and the mantle of rulership has been handed to the terrible Prince Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies. The Demons significant, Heaven's former warriors, became the ruling class. They are the reminiscent of landed lords, each one owing allegiance to the de facto ruler of Hell. They reign over their fiefdoms, tormenting the damned souls and including to their wealth.One Demon significant, even if, who has no longer forgotten his former lifestyles in Heaven. The strong Lord Sargatanas is stressed. For millennia Sargatanas has governed dutifully yet unenthusiastically, development his urban, Adamantinarx, into the version of an Infernal city. yet he hasn't ever forgotten what he misplaced within the Fall--proximity to God. he's sickened through what he has become. Now, with a small event--a disagreement with one of many damned souls--he decides that might reverberate via each being in Hell. Sargatanas comes to a decision to try the very unlikely, to insurgent, to exercise to move domestic and convey with him somebody who chooses to keep on with . . . be they demon or soul. he'll stake every thing in this likelihood for redemption.

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The demon flicked his whip ominously and approached, trying, Hani thought, to analyze the situation. "Get up! " the demon barked in their language, and the souls slowly scrabbled to their feet. The storm was abating and Hani, still in a rage, looked down at the ground frantically. He could not leave the little idol; it was all he had. Everything. When the demon prodded them forward Hani lifted his gaze and focused on the back of La's head. He would never forgive her. He would find a way to have her turned.

Sargatanas sidled up his soul-beast next to Eligor's. "They are amazing," Sargatanas shouted, reading Eligor's expression. "They are as old as Hell itself. When Beelzebub discovered them he knew at once what he could use them for. He tinkered with them, adjusted their minds to focus upon humanity, and then set them upon their Task. Do you know what it is that they do, Eligor? " "No, my lord. " "That is true. The Sag-hrim have the ability to connect with them and, more important, to influence them.

The rasp of his claws echoed in the hall. Lilith looked startled and then, almost immediately, her face returned to the expression Eligor had first seen. He read it, then read the emotion that had eluded him. It was hatred, veiled but deep, and he saw the weight of it descend like a heavy shadow across her perfect features. "I must be going. Ardat Lili is waiting. I told her ... I must go now. " She walked away, quickening her pace, hastening down the corridor without a backward glance. The three demons, shocked, saw her pale form recede into the shadows and vanish.

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