Cover: The Admonishments of Kherishdar

The Admonishments of Kherishdar is a collection of short stories, called incense stories by the Ai-Naidar, which introduces Kor Nai'Nerillin-osulkedi, the priest of Shame, through first-person accounts of individuals sent to him for Correction. The Admonishments, along with The Aphorisms of Kherishdar, lead up to the events of Black Blossom, the novel-length work set in Kherishdar.

The Admonishments was published independently in 2008 as a crowdfunded web-serial. Readers and fans paid professional rates for both the stories and paintings that adorn the book.


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 another glimpse into the Ai-Naidari culture. A darker, more difficult glimpse-- Without Shame, there is no Civilization.

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Purchase DetailsEdit

The Admonishments of Kherishdar serial is still free to read on M.C.A. Hogarth's website, or you can purchase it as a paperback or e-book.

Format Pgs/Size Cost ISBN/ASIN
Paperback 72 $20.00 1442145080 / 978-1442145085
E-book (SW / Amazon) 151kb $2.99 B007SPZADW
Audibook ( / Amazon / iTunes) hr m $6.95
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