Then the pyre was built and the body laid upon it.
"Build a pyre here," Damian whispered at last.
A pyre had been built in the middle of the cobblestone courtyard to burn the bodies of the demons before nightfall, when they.d come back alive.
Her body wouldn't be placed in a funeral pyre or surrounded by family and friends who bore her gifts one last time.
Snow fell from the sky to be either burned by the pyre or to cover the red mess that was the rest of the park.