A willing human sacrifice is stabbed, and blood is used in a rite. Many celestial beings fight; some close to the main characters are killed, while others get some gory injuries like a starshot arrow through the eye and a hand hacked off. A legion of them are trapped and burned to death, and some are bludgeoned and impaled. The Fall of angels figures prominently, and a re-creation of that moment in time threatens to bring about the end of the world. Lucinda and friends are kidnapped, tortured (not described), and thrown into special bags that almost strangle them.