Beauty In The Bones: Season 1

Beauty In The Bones: Season 1

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Holly Gonzalez By Holly_Gonzalez Completed

Innocence is subjective, and power always has its price--so his elders told him. Silas Blane is destined for greatness. Born into an elite family with many skeletons in the closet, he learns to harness his inherent shamanic powers and finds purpose in the Old Ways of his ancestors. As he turns fifteen, Silas walks a treacherous edge between love and expectation and discovers the fragility of desire. Nothing is what it seems in a universe where power is fleeting, and enemies close their grasp around the last hope of the free worlds.

Vintage science fiction, retro-futurism, and space opera blend in this decopunk drama. Here we have chromed fusion rockets, spooky secret societies, shamanic bone oracles, robots for every occasion, and a perilous, affluent world which hails to "Downton Abbey" and "Dynasty".

The 'unofficial' trailer for the series:

Episode 1: "Arrivals and Rivals" received an Honorable Mention in SciKick's Starter Competition 3/2/16!

"You've got a way with words and an ability to describe a scene that makes us feel like we were there.  Good luck with your work." BookShelfBattle

"Honestly, this is one of the best, most riveting and complex stories I've come across in some time..." RebelDynasty

"Great chapter! Dialogue is completely natural. Great reveal. I love that you deliver such strong imagery and tone without anything flowery. Love this so far!" OtherEvilTwin

Contains violence, occult themes, sexuality, and dark situations.

  • adultfic
  • alternateuniverse
  • aristocracy
  • bones
  • darkshamanism
  • decodrama
  • decopunk
  • dieselpunk
  • occult
  • oracle
  • osteomancy
  • pagan
  • paranormal
  • retrofuture
  • retropunk
  • robots
  • secretsocieties
  • shaman
  • spacecolony
GeekAtlas GeekAtlas Aug 19
'Left me with my patriarchs' so simple, but a great choice of words to emphasize the family group of males ;)
GeekAtlas GeekAtlas Aug 19
Okay, Purple Wattpad, I see where Gonzalez is going with this lol. This is basically awesome, and because of it, I won't be able to highlight every bit of awesomeness - just know that I deem it stupendously awesome! Bravo, Holly, I'm hooked ^_<
GeekAtlas GeekAtlas Aug 19
Holly, probably the best thing I've read on Wattpad in a while. Also, one of your best opening pieces. I apologize for not witnessing this greatness sooner - GeekAtlas
jackdavis_ jackdavis_ Dec 13, 2016
Truly astonishing! I think you develop everything and show your character depth excellently. The chapter was clear, crisp, and very enjoyable. Can't wait to read more!
JoeyRichardson JoeyRichardson Dec 13, 2016
The character building and exploring their history is very incredible.
paolojcruz paolojcruz Feb 14, 2016
Been meaning to comment on the individual Episodes for a while now, but before that, a general observation:
                              This would be an *amazing* setting for a future Bioshock game (for obvious reasons).