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    Default the sky was at war

    Above the city, the sky was at war; the last of the sun struck blood-red embers off massed black cloud, while the clear horizon to the west was the colour of blue ice.

    gloomy?

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    Default Re: the sky was at war

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Above the city, the sky was at war; the last of the sun struck blood-red embers off [the] massed black cloud, while the clear horizon to the west was the colour of blue ice.

    gloomy?
    No, it's not gloomy.
    I'd prefer a "the" where I have suggested it, but I know it's common to leave out determiners in popular fiction:
    "She gazed into ice-blue eyes". I've never been a fan of it.
    I keep reading "the sun-struck blood-red embers" and expecting a verb to follow.
    Was that the question?

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    Default Re: the sky was at war

    I want to ask that what does "the sky was at war" mean in this sentence?

    the sky was gloomy or messy or stormy or icy? or there was beautiful colors(sunlights) at the sky?

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    Default Re: the sky was at war

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    I want to ask that what does "the sky was at war" mean in this sentence?

    the sky was gloomy or messy or stormy or icy? or there was beautiful colors(sunlights) at the sky?
    Given the sentence, the sky being at war seems to mean that different parts of the sky were at war with each other. But there's probably more text which would help in interpreting this.

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