Thank you very much for taking the time to read Initiates - and for your comments! The story is part of a set loosely based on the experience of travel. The title is Voyagers and it is available in both book and ebook formats from amazon etc.
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Beautifully written Philip. I felt as though I were there, one of the guests. Your descriptions of the clothing, the people and the atmosphere were right on the money. This is the first book of yours I have read, and I am looking forward to reading the rest of them. Excellent.
Congratulations Philip on capturing so well the rigid formality and strangeness of this ceremony, I enjoyed reading it. As a fellow Asia buff you might be interested in either of my two stories set in Burma: River Journey and Mandalay Monsoon. I look forward to reading more of your work.