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Porcelain: Bone China

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More than a decade has passed since the events of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale, and Child has become Lady. Inheritor of all of Uncle’s secrets and wealth, she has continued his work, becoming equally as isolated in her quest to refine the Porcelain and put right past mistakes.

With the Porcelain more sought after than ever, Lady comes to the attention of a ruthlessly ambi
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 2015 by Improper Books
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Kaitlin
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
Another wonderfully written and illustrated book with so much punch, guts and wonder all woven together. I have been looking forward to reading this one ever since I finished Porcelain (vol. 1) and yet I was a little skeptical as I though maybe it wouldn't live up to the first and the skip forward in time to when Child is now Lady made me worry... Luckily I had absolutely no reason to because this was flawlessly executed once again and had me captivated from page 1. I really loved all of the cha ...more
Jackie
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really love this series, but I can't decide between 4 or 5 stars ... ...more
Cookie
Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: bd-manga-comics
It was good but not really. First off everything in this volume is predictable. The romance, the betrayals... everything.

I do get how she was cornered but at the same time it seems like it could have been avoided. It felt really cliché.

The only enjoyment I got here was the closing part with her revenge on the general.
Simon Chadwick
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many years have passed and Child has grown up behind the mansions high walls into a young woman, and is now known as Lady. She has inherited Uncle’s wealth and knowledge, and what’s more has taken the alchemy that breathes life into the porcelain figures one step further. She’s a driven yet very private individual, and the wider world knows very little about her at all. However, that’s not true of the army. Fighting what’s perhaps this world’s equivalent of the Napoleonic wars, the army is in de ...more
Alex Sarll
I remembered the first Porcelain as a strange fairytale of a thing, and initially this sequel didn't seem on the same level. The first book's intruder Child is become Lady, now possessor of the alchemy of animate porcelain, but hides herself away and won't let her creations go to war, nor take a husband. Until a dashing Captain falls for her, and through various rom-com scrapes, including the reluctance-to-take-no-for-an-answer which has made the genre so hard to love of late, wins her around. H ...more
Mediathecaire en Doc
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Je suis tombée par hasard sur la série Porcelaine dans le bac à BD adolescent de la médiathèque. Si le tome 1 n'avait pas été sur le présentoir je n'aurais peut-être pas eu la bonne surprise de ce titre.

Amateur de steampunk, femme forte en recherche de personnes fidèle, dans un univers sombre, ce titre est pour vous.

Mon avis sur les deux premiers tomes sur le blog ->
https://mediathecaireendoc.wordpress....
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Louise
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A much more involved story in this instalment, and the same great artwork.
Tiffany Lynn Kramer
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was ok
The illustrations are still lovely but the story didn't pull me in like the first volume. ...more
Emilie Champagne
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encore plus triste et horrifiant que le premier. Notons aussi un bel effort d'intégration de la diversité. ...more
Delphine
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beaucoup de qualités.
Kirsty
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Porcelain is an incredible series. It's hard to find fault in it anywhere. The art is fantastic, and the storytelling is wonderful. Especially perfect for fans of more fairy tale/dark tales. Pick this up! ...more
Marika
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read-harder
#19 on 2018 Read Harder
Christa Seeley
I read both Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale and its sequel Porcelain: Bone China in a single sitting. And it’s a good thing I did because had I stopped after just A Gothic Fairytale, had I told myself I’d come back to Volume 2 later on, I probably wouldn’t have felt overly motivated to follow through with that plan. That would have been a shame, because while A Gothic Fairytale left me underwhelmed, I was excited to find something I hadn’t expected in Bone China—a woman who unapologetically kicks ...more
Sarah
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This gorgeously illustrated second installment in the Porcelain series expands on the gothic, twist-filled world of the first, escalating the themes as it does. Very much looking forward to the next!
Ben
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just as dark, beautiful, and heartfelt as the first volume, and with another batch of insights into the creative process, you can't really go wrong. ...more
Pangur Ban
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. I really recommend this- glorious artwork and compelling story. I eagerly await Ivory Tower!
Muireann
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Muireann by: Dan
As gorgeous as the first one, a pleasantly diverse cast of characters (see, it can be done! passes the Bechdel test too!), and plenty of scope for more.
Alistair
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sequential-art
There is nothing I can say.
If you've read Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale you will need no explanation of 4 stars?
If you haven't? What are you doing?
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Benjamin Read writes comics and makes films. He wrote the multiply award-nominated PORCELAIN: A GOTHIC FAIRY TALE, the silent comic BUTTERFLY GATE, and children’s book, NIGHT POST, as well as the TRUE GRIT and SUPER 8 comic adaptations. He also wrote and produced the films ARMISTICE and 500 MILES NORTH. He is one of the founder members of the Improper Books comics collective, and is fuelled princi ...more

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