Review: Kyoko M.’s Of Cinder & Bone

My apologies for the late review, but life has kept me busy these past few months.

I won a copy of the novel via the author’s GoodReads giveaway

Review:

The novel’s a great read, it has everything a reader can ask for in a sci-fi/fantasy book.

I applaud the author’s characters who are not only well-developed characters but are diverse and inclusive. It was great to see that one of the main characters is a WOC AND she’s not the only WOC present. Back ground characters are also not one dimensional and also given something to do which is a plus.

The thing that appealed to me the most was how much research the author did in their approach to bringing a dragon to life. The method used in the story has a realistic feel which piqued my curiosity.  Of Cinder & Bone also brought a sense of awe and wonderment, almost like the first time I watched Jurassic Park on the big screen.

The story features action, tension, drama, and comedy and goes at a decent pace. But I expect that from this author. It’s risky to end a novel with a cliffhanger, but the move pays off because I want to know what happens next.  Plus, it makes the book stand out in a good way.

Overall, Of Cinder & Bone is an excellent story. I look forward to the sequel.

5/5

My Work In Comics

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and I hope that you’ll have a good weekend. Aside from poetry, I also like to write comic book scripts. It can be a very daunting process and I’m learning as What follows is a short list of comic book stories that I’ve written that have been published:

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Womanthology: Heroic

My first comic book story (ever) was published in this anthology. It’s titled “Defect: Light to Combat the Darkness.” The story was illustrated by Kelly Turnbull and colored by Dawn Best.  A page of the script was featured in the Womanthology: Heroic Sketchbook.’

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Womanthology: Holiday PDF

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My second story was a one page Hanukkah story titled “Don’t Let the Light Go Out.” It was illustrated by Brenda Kirk.

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Womanthology: Valentines Day Special

A one page story written in honor of my late grandma, it’s titled “June” and was also illustrated by Brenda Kirk.

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Grayhaven Comics The Gathering Crime Anthology

I wrote a four page story titled “Tzedek: The Lost Ones.” It was illustrated by Leigh Walls.

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Grayhaven Comics The Gathering All Women 2 Anthology

Wrote a four page story titled “Willehmina King of Thieves: Never A Dull Moment.”  It was illustrated by Taty Silva and lettered by Erica J. Helfin.

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Grayhaven Comics The Gathering Time Travel Anthology

My most recent story titled “The Musical Mechanism” was published in this anthology.

I hope to continue writing and publishing stories for readers to enjoy.  Have a wonderful weekend!