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Review:teh tarik says:

My favourite kind of history, and this is saying a lot, since I don't usually do a lot of history. And woaahh, this chapter was a real treat for me.

(Oh, hi, Kiana!)

First of, I love Scorpius' opening section; you've characterised him so carefully! I like how thoughtful he is, how reserved he is, and what a contrast Rose is to him. Rose his vibrant, lively, chatty...I love how well these two complement each other. And Dalila's characterisation has been developing really well, too. It's very telling, how reserved she is, and how she seems to shy away from Scorpius. Perhaps it's something to do with her cultural upbringing. You did a great job depicting the whole chaotic family get-together (I imagine this is a rather regular thing for Dalila's family; it certainly is for mine :P ), the food, the hospitality shown toward Rose and Scorpius, and I love how everyone sat in silence and listened to the tale told by Rashidi. And Rashidi is a really interesting old man! I love the fact that he's going to join Rose and Dalila and Scorpius (and possibly Lorcan) on their little expedition to find the lost city of Acanthus.

Speaking of Acanthus, this is such an intriguing idea! There's a lot of mystery about it, and that strange potion that can make one live forever. Already I'm fascinated, and I can't wait to read on and find out about their journey.

Fabulous chapter, Kiana! Will be back for moarr. ♥ ♥


Author's Response: TEH ♥ ♥

Yay, I'm so glad that you liked it because I LOVE history (yes, coming out as a history nerd right here), so this chapter was a ton of fun for me to write :D

I'm really glad that you liked how each character's evolving because when I started writing it this I was sort of bad and didn't properly plan their characteristics so all that appears here just sort of happened, which gives more hope to me the lack of plan approach works! Haha, yes it is because whenever I go and visit my Iranian relatives they always complain I don't see them enough and it's just like I saw you a month ago calm down! :P The gathering was based upon all of my events of visiting my own crazy Iranian family, so I'm glad you liked it as I figured Iranian and Egyptian culture was similar enough for it work :P Yay for the expedition, I can't say more about Lorcan/Rashidi but watch out for the two of them!

Haha, I hope you continue to like it because there is a little more to it than I've let on so far :P

Thanks for such a fabulous review, teh! ♡


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