…There are that dare; and I myself have ventur’d To speak my mind of him: and indeed this day, Sir, I may tell it you, I think I have Incens’d the lords o’ the council, that he is, For so I know he is, they know he is, A most arch heretic, a pestilence That does infect the land; with which they moved Have broken with the King, who hath so far Given ear to our complaint, of his great grace And princely care foreseeing those fell mischiefs Our reasons laid before him, hath commanded…
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That summer of the Pestilence was brutally hot, and the stench of rotting flesh hung in the air like an invisible, noxious fog.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Rivers of fire …. bloodthirsty Vikings …. pestilence so thick you can’t breathe …. and mixed into all that, like some devilish bouillabaisse, bird knows how many wights and hollowgast!"