Dreams of Scale and Bone

Dreams of Scale and Bone

759 Reads 180 Votes 13 Part Story
Echoe Otto By EchoeOtto Updated Oct 31

[Steampunk Mystery] Alongside a young doctor, medical student Drika Van Meer uncovers a conspiracy involving the Holy Imperial College, the Prince of Orange, and a mysterious force with a taste for blood.


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Again, use of references such as "Bristow's toenail" are compelling. Hopefully, we find out how who she or he is and its significance.
kendraislit kendraislit Oct 03
I really like your ending because it characterizes Drika well. It also characterizes Anker, and I think it's a lovely way to show their differing personalities and attitudes.
I like all the little details of an alternative future(?) you've included here without spelling it out.  Nice imagery in the second part.
I got a bit confused: Drika is the assistant? Maybe a rewrite like to help people: "Saito humphed and gave Drika, the assistant..."
AnneMcKae AnneMcKae Sep 21
I could tell by the comments you left on my story that you were going to be a good writer - it's why I followed before reading. This opening paragraph . . . just proved how right I was. This is such a gripping first paragraph.
kendraislit kendraislit Oct 03
Starting my critique! 
                              I just want to say that I typically discourage people on here from using multi media, especially when they use a picture of their character or setting instead of actually writing it, but I think your use here is lovely and artful (: