The author is a bit redundant, repetitiously so

The Masque of all Mysteries (a tale of Merlin) - Jenny Hall

"she was currently taking great delight in his physical education right now and at that moment he was being trained to kill whomever she hypnotized . . ."

 

"She had now got so rank and her smell so acrid that nowadays . . .

 

" . . . She just loved those people because it was just too easy to capture them . . ."