HND 1 students have been illustrating an excerpt from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, the final volume of His Dark Materials Trilogy. If you love fantasy novels then these will be for you: The books are full of characters like "daemons;" animal-like creatures which accompany each human and embody Â particular personalities of the person (sounds confusing, huh?) there are also witches, talking polar bears, an evil monkey, and BEST of all are the Harpies!! "The thing was a great bird the size of a vulture, with the face and breasts of a woman. Will had seen pictures of creatures like her, and the word harpy came to mind as soon as he saw her clearly. her face was smooth and unwrinkled, but aged beyond even the age of witches: she had seen thousands of years pass, and the cruelty and misery of all of them had formed the hateful expression on her features. But as the travellers saw her more clearly, she became even more repulsive. Her eye-sockets were clotted with filthy slime, and the redness of her lips was caked and crusted as if she had vomited ancient blood again and again. her matted filthy black hair hung down to her shoulders; her jagged claws gripped the stone fiercely; her powerful dark wings were folded along her back, and a drift of putrescent stink wafted from her everytime she moved."
Lovely ! :)