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Review:Alopex says:
Some of your stories are just so interesting, and I mean that as a true compliment, not in an "I can't think of a polite way to tell you I actually don't like it" sort of way. This is definitely one of them. I'm pretty certain I've never read a story written from the Elder Wand's perspective before, so that alones makes the story unique.

I also like the way you have a tendency to blend other legends, folklores, stories, beliefs, or facts into some of your stories occasionally. JKR did the same thing, borrowing from all sorts of things, so it gives your stories more depth or makes them seem more connected.

This story was short but very concise in presenting the idea (which I believe, by the way), the the Elder Wand was so much more than a simple wand. It makes complete sense for it to be a physical manifestation (a symbol, really) of a darker aspect of human nature. Well done!

Alopex, Ravenclaw

Author's Response: This story never really came together the way that I wanted it to, so I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I really wanted to present the Elder Wand more as a concept than as a physical thing.

If you blend in the other folklores, not only does it bring familiarity to the story, but it also gives it a background on which to build, so that's why I do that when I do it. My wife is a big folklore person, so it's easy for me to do research when I need it.

I was never really happy with the Elder Wand as JKR presented it, I thought it was a weak plot device. As I re-read the stories, I see that it was more than either Harry or Voldy-baby thought it was and that my initial readings were shallow.

Thanks so much for the reviews, and I'll get to answering the others soon.


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