| Quote #1
The land's sharp features seemed to be
What's scarier than death? Seriously, folks. And the over-the-topness of this description only makes it more chilling.
| Quote #2
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Nature's gone crazy. In the speaker's mind, even birth and regeneration is no longer possible. Then again, have you ever known a winter that wasn't followed by spring at some point? Exactly. Maybe it's not as hopeless and scary as it appears.
| Quote #3
And every spirit upon the earth
"Fervourless" spirits can't have enough energy to be scared. But the depiction of zombie-like people is supposed to strike fear into the hearts of any and all readers.