|Review:||Dark Whisper says:|
Oh, A-Wiz, this is by far my favorite chapter so far. You really went beyond my expectations in your description of this place, Krum's mannerisms, his relaxed state and that coy smile.
I must say, that if I was really reading that book of hers, chapter five would've had me taking up an entire box of tissues... "a forgetable nobody?" Gah, my heart, that's harsh! I would've been bawling my eyes out like the true fan I am. His fall from Quidditch, then from grace is heartbreaking. ;( I cannot help but think at that point while life was falling apart, that there was a part of him that actually wanted the world to go away... kind of like a self-depreciating spiral downward. Sad, indeed.
I Love, love your description of him... black eyes... oh, those serious eyes that any female could fall in love with quite easily. His hair, black and flecked with gray, very fitting and right for his age. I love that he is still broad-shouldered and muscular and LOVE the tattoo... I mean he MUST be tattoo'd, right? LOVE HIM! Pardon while I catch my breath from 'seeing' this hunky brute... perfectly masculine and rugged in all of the fine ways men can be. Honestly, you have described my husband (minus the tattoo and the crooked nose from fighting). LOL! :)
I love the fight scene, the reasons for fighting... and love how she was a bit mortified as she watched him become lethal.
And the end of the chap... WOW! He knew about the book, which if I was Rose, I'd being feeling like a complete fool. But alas, the mystery builds and you have your readings clicking that button to turn the page.
EXCELLENT CHAPTER. Perfect 10/10.
Author's Response: For someone who'd been famous since he was a teenager, I imagine it would be a pretty hard slap to the face to be forgotten, but there would also be some measure of relief to it as well. I'm so glad the excerpts are making you feel for Viktor, since he doesn't always do things in the present to make himself very likable.
I'll admit, I almost scaled back the physical description of Krum. I didn't want this to venture too far into harlequin romance territory, and so I tried to stay in line with the way he's described in the books. But I may have ended up indulging just a bit -- but hey, some men just get better with age, right?!
I'm so glad the revelation about the book was a surprise. Now that we'd met Krum, I really wanted to find a hook that would keep the momentum building.
Thank you for another wonderful review. I've never had this many reviews all at once and it's both unexpected and absolutely lovely!