The Shame Trilogy by Lovern Kindzierski
illus. John Bolton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published September 27th 2016 by Renegade Arts
Source: received an egalley from the publisher
Utterly entrancing! A mature fairy tale for adults, this is a sensuous and macabre story of evil. Virtue loses her "pureness" by making a wish for self, the wish she could have a daughter. This opens her up to the dark side and the demon Slur visits her and she is with child. She abandons the child to a natural Eden where she is cared for by nyads so to protect her from her father. But Shame is full of the demon's dark arts and she morphs her world into the grotesque. She gets pregnant by an incubus and trades her baby's soul for that of her mother's. Good battles evil until Virtue is finally able to redeem herself. Fantastic story, well-written. The watercolour art is breathtaking and luscious. You'll want to spend time just studying the art. Highly recommended.