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Monday, July 22, 2019

Comic Review:The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars: A Short Story of Demons & Starlight by C. S. Johnson + giveaway

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The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars: A Short Story of Demons & Starlight
by C. S. Johnson
November 7th, 2018 
Genre: Manga Style/ Graphic Novel 
Length: 30 Pages 
A tiresome task.
A deceptive dragon.
A prince that changes everything.

Ophiuchus is a celebrated warrior of the Celestial Kingdom and a warrior among the Stars. He has been always been a dutiful servant of the Prince of Stars. So when the prince asks him to watch over the crafty serpent, Naga, Ophiuchus agrees. But as time passes and discouragement—both from Naga and others—Ophiuchus wonders if the Prince of Stars was right in asking him to take on the burdens of his task.

Will Ophiuchus honor his duty, or give into his heart's weariness?

This short story wasn't what I thought it would be. I was pretty confused through most of it. It drops you into a world where the stars and constellations are represented by their meanings. The zodiacs are there and there is mention of angels. The Prince of Stars rules over this world. The lead character is Ophiuchus. I didn't know who Ophiuchus was and that led to a lot of my confusion. Ophiuchus is considered the thirteenth zodiac. He is thought to be the first physician and is always depicted holding a snake/serpent. Once I figured that out things made a lot more sense.

It wasn't until the author's note at the end of the story that everything fell into place. I'm not sure if she revealed the meaning of the story at the end because it would be a spoiler. So I won't tell you what it said. But The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars is an allegory for the author's personal struggle.

The artwork is Magna style and good. The cover is beautiful and is what attracted me to the story. Most of the panels are speech heavy and the text overwhelmed the art. Maybe a different style of graphic novel would have suited this story better.

It is hard to rate this comic. Once I understood everything and the knew the purpose of this tale I saw the value of the story. But until that point, I was confused and frustrated with it.

So I'm gonna go down the middle with 3 Sheep



About the Author:
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at

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