|Review:||In The Shadows I Dwell says:|
I'm sure I won't be the first to say that I completed this story in tears, there's something about seeing this played out almost from Sirius' perspective that makes it all the more heartbreaking. I think in many ways, I would have been among those requesting that you didn't kill Laura, but in a lot of ways, after reading your author's note I have to agree, it was the best way to end the story, allowing it to slide so easily into canon. No matter how truly sad and tragic the ending was, it really leads into Sirius' life as the adult we know it, having tied up all the loose ends by this stage in the story.
Your writing as always, was perfect, I don't think I've ever had a complaint to make about this story, the writing was always amazing and it's clear that you are a truly talented storyteller.
This line in particular, "He had nothing left to lose." Left me with shivers, so haunting and yet so beautifully written it sums up entirely the pain he would have felt at that very moment, and such a sad line to end the story on too. I tend to remember the last words of stories, and these will stick within my mind for many years to come.
Sadly, there's not long in the review fest left, but I did make it to the end as I "Unbreakable Vowed", although I read ahead of my reviews and fully intend to go back and complete all 13 of those that I've missed. I don't think there are enough thanks that I can express for you writing and publishing this online, it's been a long week for me and I've been waiting every day to get home and read as many of these chapters as I possibly could, and now it is finally at it's end, it's been a long journey following Laura, but it's one I will gladly take again!
Keep up the amazing work and I'll be sure to finish those reviews as soon as I can!
- Ash (InTheShadowsIDwell)
Author's Response: Hi Ash!
First of all, thank you so much for finishing this story. I do realise how long it is so I honestly appreciate everyone who gets to the end. And no, you're not the first one to have cried, but is it horrible of me to be happy about that? Because the death of my main character is a pretty big event, so if I didn't tug on at least a couple of heartstrings I would have done something wrong. And thanks for agreeing with me that it was really the only way to end it - anything else just didn't seem right,adn it really sets the scene for Sirius to become the person we knew in the books.
Thanks again, Mel xxx