The Rite of Exile:

















the arduous Ordeal











afar from Home,







from the Known,







and from Help,













that forges Girl into Woman







and makes strong her Mind and Body











to clothe from the Cold







and to relieve from Need







the Now who bear her







and the Next whom she is to bear.







Who of us is to stand in Doubt of its Worth?



...until comes of Age one infamous Initiate







who bends it to an other Purpose.





























































Lives are to end,







Hearts are to break,







and Wrongs are to be righted in the Wake







of a momentous Firebrand,







a monstrous Fugitive,







and a miraculous Feat...

















the Burdened  ·  the Corrupted  ·  the Accused


A Graphic Novel Trilogy
by Charles Shearer



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