This book has some weird sentences:
"I had never heard such a sound from anything living. There is no way to describe it, except to say that it was the sort of scream you might expect from a stone. It was horrible."
I have no idea what sound I expect from a screaming stone but thanks anyway.
"If he had been a snake I would have stepped on him."
Well, then it's good that he isn't a snake but just the Obligatory Evil Guy Bastard (TM)
Have some more kilts:
(I have far too many pictures of kilted men on my disc...but I still think I could run out before the book ends)