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. Many people fall victim to her influence and more in turn fall victim to them. Some of the survivors band together and fight back. Ofthese rebels there is a young man, Merritt. He has found that the power to defeat Shame and her forces is buried in a tomb deep in the mound at the heart of the Great Swamp. So he embarks on a quest for this virtue.
Lovern Kindzierski is a successful writer, colorist and illustrator based in Winnipeg, Canada. He has been nominated as best colorist for the Eisner Awards, Harvey Awards, and Schuster Awards. As a writer, he has worked on titles including Spiderman, Wolverine, and The Victorian. His writing on Tarzan garnered him a Harvey Award Best Writer nomination.
Based in London, England, and described by director Robert Rodriguez as a "God" for his art for Peter Straub's The Green Woman, JohnBolton was seven when he first encountered a paint brush. It was love at first sight, offering him an output to visualize and create what he saw in his mind and put it to paper. Thus began a life- long ambition of creativity all connected by one underlying theme — the interesting and bizarre.