Hey there, Kiana! I've seen this around quite a lot, and always wanted to read it since I'm so fascinated by History and Ancient Egypt and things like that, so I decided finally to grab the moment and stop by! :)
First off, the way you include the historical detail is amazing! George and Anthony and Charlotte talk and act and seem like people from that era, you know, and it's funny seeing Rose and Lorcan trying to fit in and work it out (though Lorcan seems to be doing a bit better than Rose). The comment about Rose having to wear a dress made me laugh, as well.
I have to admit that I do have a soft spot for Rose/Scorpius, because it's such a plausible pairing and so many ways you could make it work. I love how you've started with them maybe liking each other, and maybe having had some kind of relationship-sort-of-thing beforehand, but not together and all sweet now. It'll be so interesting to see how their relationship progresses with the story. Hopefully Scorp won't wait too long to make a move! (After he's found her, of course).
All the characters are brilliant - there's really nothing more to say on that front. They're all flawed in different ways, have hopes and ambitions, they're all clever but on different levels and have different strengths. They're all so individual as well, that even at this point it's pretty easy to distinguish them from each other even without things like dialogue tags and names. I think Rose is my favourite, though ;) and I love how she's not a genius, not hugely successful - she's very much average and very desperate to be more than that. It's such a familiar situation and gah, I just love her. She's amazing.
Scorp is just a sweetie :) Nuff said.
The plot is incredible (and I'm running out of synonyms for 'great' :P). I'm so curious and excited to see what happens and I have so many questions I want answered. Who is that strange man? How did Rose and Lorcan go back into the past? How do Charlotte and the others come into it? What's going on with Acanthus? Gah, it's so frustrating but so good! You have to post the next chapter soon - I have to know what happens!
So this was a very gushy review, but this story definitely deserved it! :)
p.s. no need to ever stop by my review thread for this - I'm going to be following it obsessively until it's finished :)
Author's Response: Laura! Thank you for such a wonderful surprise, I've been resisting replying to this as it's such a wonderful review, but I finally caved :P
I'm so glad that you loved the historical accuracy, as I know you're a big history fan so hearing that from you means a lot. I'm quite a fan of the 1920s and Carter's discovery, so I'm having far too much fun with this!
I think most people have a soft spot, probably due to what JK said in the epilogue. The backstory was probably the thing I was most worried about it as I wasn't sure if there was enough of it to satisfy people, but I'm glad you don't think. As for Scorp coming along, I can't say much about that.
*blushes red* All the characters have a soft spot for me, with each part being pulled from people I know, so it would hopefully make a realistic picture. I have to go agree with you on the Rose front, because being average and not being able to compete with others is something probably everyone can relate to and everyone hates being in, so hearing that you can relate to it and like her is great :D
Erm, I'm glad that you were intrigued enough to ask questions, but my answers probably won't help much. For the first two, you'll find out later. Charlotte and the others were attempting to find Tutankhamen but Carter beat them to it, so they went after Acanthus instead. For the last one, I can't say anything again :P It will be up as soon as possible, as I'm planning on working on this for some of NaNo so it should be quicker after that.
Thank you for this wonderful, amazing, awesome review, it really, really made my day :D