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Review:MargaretLane says:
Wow, this is a really interesting topic to write about. I can't wait to see how you portray events.

Like the way you portray Death's speech patterns. There is something both ominous and disinterested in it, which seems to fit.

I also like the way you begin the part about Ignotus. You write description well.

You also portray the respect between Death and Ignotus well and show Death as a far less frightening figure than he is often shown to be. I like the relationship you create between them.

The only thing I would question is how Ignotus's son seems so young when his father died. The impression I got was that Ignotus was a very old man when he died, so I would have expected his son to have been grown, though I suppose there is nothing to say he didn't have children late in life.

I like the fact you maintain something of a mystery as to how Ignotus gets to see his son's death and exactly why things happen as they do. Dying does have a mysterious element and I think it's good Ignotus doesn't get to find out all the secrets.

Really good story on an aspect of the wizarding world I haven't seen explored before. Personally, my headcanon is that Ignotus and his brothers just made a really powerful wand, a really long-lasting Invisibility Cloak and a Stone which could bring back some kind of a shadow of the dead, in the same way portraits can kind of capture their essence and the rest was fairytale, but if the story were actually true, which for all we know, it might be, I could totally see it happening like this.

Author's Response: Hi again!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving another amazing review!! I really almost didn't write this story, but I've received such amazing feedback that I'm so glad I did. It was such a challenge to write, and I'm so relieved that it's been well received. I tried to be as realistic as possible, given the situation.

It's nice to hear I do descriptions well, because sometimes I get a bit long-winded and think it might be overkill.

I didn't really think about it before, but you could definitely be right about Ignotus' son being grown. Ignotus was definitely older at the time of his death, and my only reasoning for making his son a child was because of the video portion in the movie honestly - his son was small when Ignotus left. I imagine Ignotus probably traveled around and enjoyed his life before settling down, but I guess it could go either way. That's a good eye for detail though, thanks for pointing that out to me!!

I definitely wanted the story to have a sort of "otherworldly" quality, and I'm glad to hear that it translated pretty well. I've never given it a ton of thought on how the hallows actually came into being, at least until I wrote this, but that's another reason why I sort of left the canon portion alone and just followed Ignotus' death. Even if he and his brothers just made these items and weren't given them from Death, I can still imagine Death may have them on his/her radar for being powerful enough to do such things. I like to think of them as friends, either way (:

Thanks again for another awesome review! You always leave me with a new perspective to think about, and it really makes me wonder, even about my own stories and the meaning behind them (which is a good thing)!

-- Fae

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