Shame: The First Collection
When the purest woman on earth allows herself one selfish thought it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever known.
From the imaginations of award winning creators: Lovern Kindzierski, John Bolton and Todd Klein, is born the dark faery tale trilogy Shame.
Book 1 in the trilogy introduces a world much like our own but with magick and those with the power to control it, for good and for evil. In this first tale we meet Shame, discover the unique circumstances of her creation, and follow her choices as her true nature is revealed.
The final book in this acclaimed trilogy finds Virtue once more a prisoner of her daughter, Shame. Her only ally, Merritt, is firmly under Shame's enchantment, and Slur's plan to unleash his demon hordes from hell seems certain to be put into action. Can Virtue outwit Shame and save the world from becoming hell's plaything?
Virtue, reborn into the body of Shame's child, has spent 16 years in the haven, Cradle, which she had originally created to contain the evil that was her daughter. Charged to nurture the child Shame, it has been corrupted and become a dark garden populated by the twisted torturers that once were dryads and sprites. Outside, Shame's evil power has spread.
This collection also includes the first ten pages of the first book in the Tales of Hope trilogy, John Bolton's original pencil layouts for the books, an interview with both Lovern and John about the trilogy, and additional background material.
Hope: The Second Collection
Writer Lovern Kindzierski and artist John Bolton return to the world of Shame!
This new story picks up where Shame Redemption left off, and makes a perfect jumping on point for new readers, though of course, the story is so much richer when read from book 1.
Shame is dead, her demon father blasted back to hell. Hope, newly born into the body of a young woman, stumbles from the battle-scarred castle still filled with Shame's malevolent servants. The evil queen may have been defeated, but her dark forces are determined to stamp out Hope's return to the world.
In the new book in the acclaimed Shame series, Hope has to deal with the corruption of a trusted friend and ally, whilst also fighting her way through the horrific monsters that bar her way back to Cradle. Her innocence and resolve is put to the test as she faces the fury of Shame’s evil acolytes.