Dreams of Scale and Bone

Dreams of Scale and Bone

8.3K Reads 981 Votes 30 Part Story
Echoe Otto By EchoeOtto Updated 5 days ago

⥽ FEATURED: Editor's Choice ⥼
"Drika should have been used to that stillness, that waxy pale skin, but this child wasn't like the cadavers she dissected in class. Though his wrist was cold, he had a faint pulse." 

Medical student Drika van Meer investigates a boy's inexplicable coma. With help from her arranged date, she uncovers a conspiracy involving the Holy Imperial College, the Prince of Orange, and a mysterious creature with a taste for blood.

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This book also contains a holiday-themed bonus story:

High school student Drika van Meer hasn't heard from her sister and new brother-in-law since their wedding, where she said something she deeply regrets. Now, almost a year later, she and her parents are headed to their home for Summer's Eve. But forgiveness will be the last thing on the sisters' minds when something threatens their holiday preparations.

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2018 Wattys longlisted
Featured on Wattpad's Editor's Choice list (December 2018 - now)

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dAYoFtHEdECAF dAYoFtHEdECAF Sep 27, 2018
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, 2018
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.
mchawkinsauthor mchawkinsauthor Sep 28, 2018
I like all the little details of an alternative future(?) you've included here without spelling it out.  Nice imagery in the second part.
kendraislit kendraislit Oct 03, 2018
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 (:
dAYoFtHEdECAF dAYoFtHEdECAF Sep 27, 2018
Funny how math and science principles have in the story taken on comparable significance to religious ideas in our current times.
CLSwritings CLSwritings Dec 08, 2018
Try to limit your use of adverbs to only a few every 100, or so words. Remember, adverbs are narrative shortcuts, and are best avoided whenever possible.