Sentenced: 2016.08.21 from Before They Were Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
The statues swam up out of the angry rain, one pair of frozen giants at a time, thier faces all worn down by long years until every one was the featureless same.
- Before They Were Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
One rule you hear again again when you are writing fantasy is don’t use analogies in such a way where they confuse the reader. Are the statues actually swimming or is it just an authorial flourish?
Here it is something else, here it is done to unsettle. The group of characters in this chapter are moving through a city where nothing lives, not even rot to decompose bodies. This sentence is perfect in unnerving the reader just a bit. I love the twist of this anti-trope into something done intentionally.