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The Admonishments of Kherishdar by M.C.A. Hogarth

Crime and Punishment in an Alien World

In Kherishdar, when a person commits a crime, they become their sin. . . .  Suicide. Rape. Child Abuse. Addiction. Twenty-five crimes. Twenty-five stories. Twenty-five narrators . . . and one minister over them all, to judge, convict and Correct the faulty: the priest who serves Shame. This companion volume to The Aphorisms of Kherishdar explores the wayward and their journey back to society, offering . . .

A collection of stories.
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An engrossing read

By Lyn Thorne-Alder, author of Side Quest

Sep 7, 2012: I read this series of stories in one sitting, unwilling to step away from the screen until I had finished.

Although the world of Kherishdar sometimes makes me uncomfortable, I attribute that to the depth of worldbuilding and Hogarth’s ability to portray the alien so very clearly.

Unlike other reviewers, I didn’t feel that the story suffered from the multiple narrators; despite the different viewpoints, this is a story about Shame, and [more . . .]

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