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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Porcelain by Benjamin Read. More than a decade has passed since the events of Porcelain: With the Porcelain more sought after than ever, Lady comes to the attention of a ruthlessly ambi More than a decade has passed since the events of Porcelain: Faced with impossible choices, Lady must forge her own path through the complexities of love, family, and war. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Porcelain: Bone China (Vol II)

I have been looking forward to reading this one ever since I finished Porcelain vol. 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 Another wonderfully written and illustrated book with so much punch, guts and wonder all woven together.

I really loved all of the characters and seeing them older, wiser and more passionate and in more trouble made it an excellent read.

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We also meet some new character who are both terrifying and charming and certainly have a big effect on Lady's life. In this story we see all sorts of issues dealt with in such subtle ways you could almost be forgiven for not realising it. We have gay relationships, we have disfigurement, we have betrayal and love, passion and hatred, bullying and stereotyping, issues of class and issues of gender roles, and just so much more.

It's hard to imagine that all of this is packed seamlessly into a beautiful graphic work, but it is, and it's stunning. I also have to give credit to Chris for the flawless designs of all the scenes, people, places, props and ornaments because his style brings the story to life for me. I also have to mention that the section at the back where Chris explains his design choices and style is really, really interesting for me as I LOVE design and seeing the thought-process is fab.

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View all 3 comments. Feb 25, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really love this series, but I can't decide between 4 or 5 stars Sep 14, Simon Chadwick 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.

But Lady has no desire to share her creations to spill blood and take lives, and feeling safe and superior behind her walls she gives the military short shrift. Except in the bar she bumps into the young Captain that accompanied the General earlier who in turn, naturally, recognises her.

Porcelain: Bone China (Vol II) by Benjamin Read

And so begins a difficult journey of trust as Lady attempts to balance her feelings with her perceived duties to herself and her work, and which will all culminate in heartache and bitter compromises. Bone China has many strengths, not least an original and well told core narrative, strong characters that feel as if they belong in their world, and the brilliant concept, and exploration, of porcelain animals and people that owes much to sci-fi stories of subservient robots and fantastical tales of golems.

In the previous book, Child was an interesting, curious and fascinating character, but now as a young woman she is a richer and deeper young woman conflicted by duty and sorrow, but driven by a determination and intelligence. Beautifully drawn, with uncluttered and well-designed layouts, his pages are packed with detail, character and depth, so the nuances of personality shine through, the elaborate markings upon the porcelain can be deciphered and there is a definitive sense of time and place.

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So, on the whole, you have a rather splendid package of a unique tale told well and illustrated beautifully. Pick up this British gem and take your imagination somewhere different. Encore plus triste et horrifiant que le premier. Feb 26, Kirsty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Porcelain is an incredible series. It's hard to find fault in it anywhere. The art is fantastic, and the storytelling is wonderful. Jul 29, Marika rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 22, Christa Seeley rated it really liked it Shelves: I read both Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale and its sequel Porcelain: Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year Please fill in a complete birthday Enter a valid birthday.

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