in the spirit of opening paragraphs--Dolorosa

In the spirit of those opening paragraphs and how often they change, I thought I'd post Dolorosa's opening for you. For those of you just tuning in, Dolorosa is Miserere's sequel.

Let's see how many times this one morphs and changes over the course of the novel. I think I'll name this chapter Resurrection ...

A sky full of winter threatened snow with a steel wind. Eight corpses swung from the ancient oak tree just beyond the Citadel gates. The dead Katharoi did not turn their faces away from the north. It was as if they watched for the war to come. Or Catarina’s second coming, thought Rachael Boucher.