Hello, I'm here for Blackout Bingo!
I was scrolling through your Author's Page, and the phrase "War of the Roses" caught my eye, and the history nerd in me positively died. I've read far too many books on that time period, so I was really excited to see a fanfiction story that centers around that era.
I could go on for days and days about how much I adore your writing style, and all its eloquence, but that's probably a waste of space, and I know you probably already know how amazing your description and voice is throughout your work. I absolutely adore the changes in perspective here - particularly the part at the beginning, where you've personified time, and show how the story plays out through meddling with time, and how Time extracts its revenge. The quilt metaphor was absolutely brilliant as well, and I loved reading that part.
It's really powerful that Rose is basically dying as a punishment for her meddling in time, yet, she doesn't regret it. Clearly, there's some strong attachment between her and Richard, because she's willing to die for the time she spent with him. On the other hand, I think you've also showed that with Richard as well. His wife definitely has that overbearing, superior attitude, and I can see why he might have gone after Rose despite being married - their marriage certainly isn't a happy one. I'm actually really excited to see how you play with his character, because Richard's often thought of as the villain, so it'll be interesting to see how you adapt his character here.
Gah, I'm only like 2500 words in and I'm obsessed. From the start, you've woven such an intricate and powerful story and I really can't wait to read more whenever I get the chance.
Author's Response: Hi Taylor! :)
Yay for history nerds! :D I'm always excited when somebody who loves history stumbles upon this story and gives me their opinion. It's such a fascinating time and a lot of fun to write in.
Aw, thank you! :) You're so sweet, I really appreciate all your lovely comments. I'm glad you liked the changes - I played around with this chapter quite a bit and there was this whole other scene which just got cut completely, so it's great to get positive feedback. I'm pleased you liked the quilt metaphor as well, it was a fun way to think about time.
Yes! It's quite complicated, but she is basically being punished and things have gone very wrong. She's also really not in her right mind at the moment due to the sickness and her desperation. I'm glad you weren't a big fan of his wife as well - she is a bit of a villain but never really stands a chance against Rose. I'm glad you're excited to see him change from villain to more anti-hero, I think, as he keeps some of his dark history.
I'm so pleased you liked this, this review was just beautiful! ♥ Thank you so much!