Rose (Bone 0.5)
The hit comic book mini-series Rose now comes to you in a single handsome package with a brand-new cover! Released over a yearlong period to rave reviews (and an Eisner nomination for best painter), the Bone prequel by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess can now be read as it was originally intended - as one massive epic.
In the old days, when BONE'S Gran'ma Ben was a teenager, a
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This has more of a faerie tale feel to it than the original series, both in the art, and in the meat of the story itself. And because of that, I might have actually enjoyed it more than Bone.
That said, I wouldn't advise reading it alone. It works best as a prequel read *after* you've finished the original series.
Rose is a prequel to Bone, taking place years earlier and starring Gran'ma Ben as th ...more
This was a really hard book to give a rating to. The story is written by Jeff Smith and the cover illustration is by him as well but once one opens up the book all familiarity is gone. The illustrations are by Charles Vess, who has a completely different style than Smith, and the font used is actually a little hard to read. I loved the story but did not like, at all, the illustrations, even though Vess won an ...more
This book is a prequel to Bone series. This book incorporates the world of fantasy including magnificent and unrealistic elements such as dragons and princess. Also, the illustrations of the book were beautiful and fascinating. The story is about the princesses called Rose and Baiar who are sisters. However, Rose is more adored by people than Bair and she also can see through her "dream eye" which is a special skill set. Always being shaded by Rose, Baiar dedicates her s ...more
This tells the story of Rose, Briar, and Lucius in their younger years. It shows how the Lord of Locusts began gaining power and how Briar betrayed her kingdom.
Although it was odd to have a switch of illustrator, Vess did a very nice job with illustration. The charac ...more
It's akin to why fans who grew up with t ...more
The artwork. At first, I thought I could deal with the artwork. It's not bad or anything, just different to what I'm used to from the Bone books. As I got further in the novel, however, I liked it less and less. It's jarring to see Rose, Lucius, and the rat creatures look so different. I wish that it was also illustrated by Jeff Smith.
I had a rough time with the plot. I was pleased to see that Rose was kick-ass, and ...more
Rose has a different art style than Bone (less cartoony, more Prince Valiant), which emphasizes the historical/legend-ish nature of the story. The characters, while flawed, are a bit more dignified, suiting the tragic nature of this book. The only bit of whimsy is the chatter of the dogs, but the dogs' thoughts also flesh out the ...more
It was complex but easy to follow. It gave the kids thrills and kept me reading. I always wonder at books labelled kids or young adult as I figure that any well written book is good for all ages. If only there was a better way to tell what themes books had so that y ...more
This book can be connected to cinderella because no one really liked her at first just like briar but cinderella wasn't like briar because people started to like her but briar got people to dislike her because ...more
It might be said that this book is about dreams. It starts out with a story about how in the beginning all was a dream, and that the first dragon, Mim, kept everything in balance. Then one day a bad spirit, a nightmare really, known ...more
Have you ever wanted to control yours and others dreams and things you dream of actually come to life well thats what Bone Rose is about. I personally loved this book thats why I gave it four stars the action and hatred between two sisters cant get any bigger. Jeff Smith did a great job in this terrific book.
The main characters in Bone Rose is Rose Silverstar and Briar Silverstar and both of them are sisters and princesses of Agathia. Th ...more
Review originally posted here.
Why I Read It: I read and ended up really enjoying Smith's Bone series earlier this spring/summer so I knew I had to read the prequel at some point. Spoiler-free review ahead.
A prequel Bone comic with Gran'ma Ben (though she's a strapping young lass here and nowhere near a grandmother) as the main character? HELL YES!! I was quite excited to read this, especially since the original comic series doesn't touch on the past with Rose and Briar all that much. You know i ...more
Now that our girls are older and are getting into reading graphic novels, I thought I would introduce them to this story and reread the tales. I can't even remember where I left off... This is the prequel to the Bone series, so I thought we'd s ...more
Story wise, it's a short look into Gram'a Rose's past and to a precursor to events seen in Bone. I wouldn't call it a must-read, but if you liked Bone and want to know a little bit more then you should read it.
It's a perfect additional to the series, write-down by Jeff Smith combine with beautiful illustration and arts by Charles Vess, and it's in colour too ...
The story are sets-back in far more decade, before boneville even exist.
It's when the people of Atheia are living in happiness, by the command of King and Queen Atheia, who have two daughter Briar the good and smart one, and Rose who so wild and can't stand the rules or study they must face every day, she is much more free spirit, but loveable ...more
Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B ...more