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Review #26, by redherring SCENE TWO

5th January 2011:
Again, brilliant! I love this :D

The thing that really struck me about this chapter was the quality of the dialogue, which is often hard to write and can end up feeling unnatural and awkward, but this was really very good. I especially liked the banter between Draco and Pansy.

On a random note, Joel Davis and his sister? Would that be Tracey Davis?

Anyway, I hope you've gathered by now that I do rather love this x) Looking forward to the next update!

Author's Response: I really enjoyed writing this chapter more than the first, probably because of the dialogue. Given the genre I get to do a lot of outrageous characterization and dialogue that I wouldn't necessarily if I were writing your typical story.

Yes, Joel is the invented brother of Tracey Davis. Just thought I'd give a little shout out there. Some of the characters that hang around the club are there to give clues about where exactly the Dynasty came from :]

Next update will be really soon, I can't hold back! Thank you!


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Review #27, by redherring SCENE ONE

5th January 2011:
Firstly, your banner is beautiful, and your summary even more so :) As your writing was that good in your summary (honestly, I thought it was just stunning), I was rather excited to see what the actual chapter would be like, and it definitely didn't disappoint!

I just love the whole concept, of Draco doing this kind of thing and of the post-war world you've created. I'm still finding certain points of it a bit confusing, but that's only to be expected with a new 'world', if you will, and actually it gives it a rather nice mysterious quality that adds to the mystery story you've got going on here.

Your writing is really, really wonderful. It can be very hard to pull off this type of story, but your writing just gripped me from beginning to end and I absolutely loved it. Thank goodness there's another chapter! xD

Author's Response: I love my banner! The good folks at TDA never let me down. I'm so glad you like the summary! I had to cut it down a bit because it was too long, but I tried to keep the general idea. Maybe it's better this way, I don't know!

Oh, if you ever have a question about something that confuses you, please ask me here or pop over to my MTA thread so we can discuss :] There are several points here which are intentionally left unexplained, which you will understand mostly through the excerpts at the top later on (who are the Dynasty, etc. etc.)

I am so glad you enjoyed this! I can't wait to read what you said about Chapter Two :] Thank you!!!


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Review #28, by CR1027 SCENE ONE

19th December 2010:
I honestly liked this very much. I was a bit doubtful at first since the style wasn't like any of your other stories before, but you have some seriously awesome writing talent because you wrote this chapter amazingly. I also liked what you turned Diagon Alley into. Great idea. Now I just have to wait until Pansy comes into the mix. I can't wait to read some more!! Great job =D

Author's Response: At first when writing it I was a bit doubtful for the same reason! But it's such an interesting idea, combining the world of one story with this really classic genre and style, that I couldn't resist. Pansy will be appearing in my next chapter. Her character is also going to be something different than what I generally write, but I also think that it works well for her. Actually I really chose her for the part she's going to play before I chose Draco, but for obvious reasons Draco came along with it because I wanted someone whose connection with her I didn't have to explain.

Thank you for reading! When I post chapter two, after the queue reopens, I think you'll really like it :D


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Review #29, by Venus_Rising SCENE ONE

17th December 2010:
Holy crap this is really good! Fics on this site can be very hit or miss but i think you hit the nail on the head. Turning the HP world into the dark film noir genre really works well. I am looking forward to the introduction of other HP characters - esp. Pansy.

Author's Response: Thank you! I've been really looking forward to writing this story ever since the inspiration for it hit me. I am going to be careful with it, since the genre and style is not very familiar to me, but I am glad it started out well! Pansy is definitely my favorite character in this one that I've written so far. Her characterization in this story has elements of her as I've written her before, but she takes it to a whole new level in here. Looking forward to hearing what you think! Thank you again!

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