“Sadly, as often is the case, Mother Virtue’s selfish wish echoed like a dinner bell in the Heart of Darkness.”
Mother Virtue, loved by all and revered by the children in her small town, is the purest woman on earth and longs for nothing more than the blissful country life she already has . . . except, in her most private and solitary moments, when she secretly pines for a child of her own. In fairy tales, just like real life, the power fueling wishes can be strong enough to make them come true, and this time, a dark entity known as Slur, the Shadow of Ignorance, rises to the task. Mother Virtue is cursed with Slur’s child, a being of powerful magic and even more powerful rage the world will come to know as Shame. The two women, vehemently opposed but inextricably linked, shape events the only way they can, with love and retribution, through death and rebirth and war, marching towards a showdown for the fate of humanity that was destined from the start.
A pulse-pounding dark fairy tale about morality and choice, desire and ambition, selflessness and pain, from veteran comics creator Lovern Kindzierski (Heavy Metal, Tarzan) with fully painted artwork by the legendary John Bolton (Books of Magic).