Reading Reviews for Igniting the Ashes
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Review #26, by Kat1394 Chapter 1

19th November 2010:
HERROW!! i luved it! i think that it is really well written. the descriptions are also very good. i really did enjoy it. one thing that i really (i don't know if you were going for this or meant to or anything) enjoyed that your harry was written with emotions that i can see him having. like in DH (movie and book) he insists. . . . . . hmmm better word. . . . . . states that he thinks that people were fighting and dying for him, and everyone else tells him to basically wake up cuz they are fighting for a cause, not harry. i really liked that this part of harry was included (and very well too) in your story. and now my review is done. loved it!!! :D

Author's Response: Thanks Kat! I think Harry's 'hero complex' and sense of responsibility and guilt is a major part of his character and something I felt needed to be included. Cheers for the review! :)

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Review #27, by DemetersChild Chapter 1

19th November 2010:
Well, you have SeverusLove to thank for this review! She was advocating for you all over the forums, so I thought I'd give it a shot. And I do not regret it at all.

I loved this story. I've never really thought of the day following the Final Battle. It was always just over and then they picked up and moved on. Not sure why it never occurred to me, but I really love your version of it.

I especially enjoyed the description of Harry's reflection and his eyes when he was looking at himself in the lake. In fact, that entire part just gave me chills.

You really got Harry's guilt-complex down, too. Of course he would continue to blame himself for all of the deaths. It makes me wonder how long this guilt would affect him.

Well, I just have to say you did a really good job with your first fic! I'd love to read more from you and can't wait to see how much better your writing gets as time goes on. :D Best thing about this site is seeing people grow.

Magically Yours,


Author's Response: I really do have a lot to thank her for don't I?

Thanks, it means a lot to me that you find my version of the aftermath to be in character and enjoyable. Oddly enough, the lake sequence just started as reasoning to get Harry to remove his cloak so he'd be found later. But I got a very strong mental image of the lonely lake, with the waves lapping gently against the shore and the trees swaying in the distance that it became rather easy to write.

I figured harry's guilt would be a pretty major factor along with his grief in the aftermath. I'm slightly worried that I might have glossed it over a bit much but it's done now and I have to resist the temptation to constantly tinker with it :)

Thanks for the positive feedback!

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Review #28, by Reuben Woolley Chapter 1

19th November 2010:
Very good - not as exaggerated as some. I would recommend you to continue.

All the best,


Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad to hear you thought it was enjoyable and somewhat realistic :)

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Review #29, by SeverusLove Chapter 1

19th November 2010:

Well, not exactly, Tinny told me where to look but still.Seriously Cally, why were you keeping this a secre--"surprise"? It's very well written. :) And surprisingly, I didn't find any grammar mistakes which is odd because I usually find at least one in every story I read. *thumbs up*

You did a pretty good job with the characterization. It sounds canon, but something seems off. I'm not sure though, I can't place my finger on it. Maybe it's Ginny? I'm not so fond of her, so that's not a surprise. I think it's Harry's reactions? I don't know. Oh, I also expected Ron and Hermione to be still a bit shy around each other. NOW, enough with the CCs (constructive criticism) and on to the CEEES (compliments). :) (yes, I made that acronym up so don't use it if you don't want people to be confused. :P)

I envy you. >:(*P*) --See my face of envy? *i really think people should make an envy emoticon up because my envy emoticons just look stupid and funny* But anyway! You manage to make them so in-character and believable and I could feel like I was in the book, AND YOU MANAGE TO DO IT WITH EASE AND NO RUSHES! Tinny and a lot of people always say I rush things when I'm writing. But I can't help it! I write like that; rushedly...(if there ever is such a word) But you manage to do it with a perfect flow! >:(*P*) --again my face of envy and I have no idea how I remembered how to type that emoticon. :P

As your manager, I am officially saying that you are now one of the best male writers in HPFF EVER! ROCK ON, YEAH? Also, CONTINUE WITH THE STORY ALREADY! :P

Now, I have to go do my duty and promote your work in HPFF. :P

Lots of Loff,
~ The Awesome DJSevvy (THAT'S MEEE!!!) :P

Author's Response: Sev! First review! Thanks! I think things are always better the first time, so I wanted to create a good impression. :)

Thanks for the compliment about canon, I try to stick to the books as faithfully as possible (though I may change some of the things that have come out in interviews). Unfortunately for you, that means a fair bit of Ginny :P. As for Ron and Hermione, well I imagine they probably would be awkward but Harry doesn't see much of their relationship.

Wow, thanks :). I take being told my story is like a continuation of the books as very high praise indeed. But I can assure you I had to do a few edits to remove the rushed feeling. Tinny particularly helped with ideas for extending parts into a more natural flow.

Haha, might be a slight exaggeration, I'm sure there are a lot of good male writers that I have to catch up to. But thanks for the vote of confidence :)

Thanks for the long review!

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