"With bodies rivaling those of lions in size, and wingspans that exceeded the width of an elephant's ears, only kyame of the most potent quality could have muted the sounds the creatures' approach would otherwise have made. The intruders' nightmare aspect was like that of an unspeakable amalgamation of serpent and bat. Long, coarse black hair covered their wings and bodies, leaving only their hind-limbs bare. The appendages at the end of those muscular limbs bore a repellant resemblance to human hands."
"Long, blunt-ended jaws opened wide to reveal sharp, spiky teeth. The eyes above those fearsome jaws glittered with cold intelligence - and hatred."
Charles R. Saunders, Dossouye II: The Dancers Of Mulukau