Toward the end of Endymion (the third out of four books in Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos series) the Shrike, who has been intermittently following Raul, Aenea, and A. Bettik prevents Radamanth Nemes from killing Aenea.
In the scene, the Shrike and Nemes fight, seemingly using very similar abilities to timeshift and to use blades connected to their bodies to cause damage. Next thing we know, Nemes appears to be melting into the surrounding lava. However, there seems to be a rather unclear jump between these two moments, and its not at all clear how they got there. Based on her previously displayed abilities, its very unlikely that Nemes would be caught by lava on her own, without the Shrike's influence, so it makes sense to assume the Shrike is responsible.
Is anyone aware of any details around what exactly the Shrike did to get the upper hand and kill Nemes?