This trilogy of short tales illustrated by of one of Europe''s greatest comic creators, Loisel, explores the erotic side of rituals and festivals. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORK. In The Offering a curvaceous young nymph is offered as a sacrifice to a mythical monster, only for rescue to come in an unlikely form. The Bonfires of St. John tells the voyeuristic misadventures of a Middle Ages virgin. While The Ceremony is set in Venice at beginning of the 20th century, when a young pregnant woman joins her lover during a mystery laden Venetian masquerade ball.