So in my fantasy novel I have my main character going against and finding some scary stuff. Like finding mangled bodies near his otherwise peaceful villages, seeing monsters in the woods, have foretelling dreams about the monsters, etc. And this keeps building up until he faces the head monster of the group. So he's going to be afraid/nervous for good number of chapters. Problem is, after reading through some of my chapters, I've realized that when he's afraid I over mention how much his heart is pounding, and that his body is shaking. It's almost to the point where I mention it every other paragraph. But for the life of me I can't figure out others to indicate that he's terrified. Especially during his confrontation with the head monster. So can anyone suggest other indications of fear?