6 Reviews Found

Review #1, by Jess the Enthusiast 

24th September 2014:
If Tor ever casts a corporeal patronus and it compliments Terry's mink, I will quite possibly die of the cuteness. Just saying.

Really great chapter!! I thought it was really cool how you integrated magic into Anne Boleyn's story!

Author's Response: Hehe, it would definitely be cute. Patronuses always have symbolism, so you never know!

I'm glad you liked the story - it was so fun to write since I love that era of history. Thanks so much! :D

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Review #2, by Teddy1993 

17th September 2014:
Amazing chapter! I especially enjoyed the scene where Terry tries to teach Tor to produce a Patronus. I liked how you included the history of Anne. Great writing.

Author's Response: Thank you!! :D I'm glad you liked that scene - Terry being the nerd that he is I imagined it's the sort of thing he would have practiced on his own time. And he and Tor do enjoy teaching one another things. I'm pleased you liked Anne as well, she was an interesting character and I couldn't resist the historical story. Thanks so much!!

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Review #3, by nott theodore 

16th July 2013:
Hello dear! Congratulations on 20 chapters (although I'm aware that you're much further on with this story now!)

I like the fact that she's kind of staking out the Gryffindor common room, worrying about Ginny. I hope she decides to tell her soon and warn her, because I feel like that would be a massive step in the right direction for her. At least what she's doing here clearly means that she's thinking about it and is worried!

Oh, her friends are starting to notice that she's slipping away so often. That's slightly worrying - I wonder how soon it will be before they start to get very suspicious of what she's doing when she's away. Although Taurus will probably be on her side if they find out, if what I've seen so far is anything to judge by.

I'm giving myself a congratulatory pat on the back for guessing that the woman in the portrait was Anne Boleyn! I really like the way that you incorporate history into this story, and use it so effectively with the wizarding world. Anne Boleyn's story fits so well with everything in this, especially since she was suspected of witchcraft - in this world, it's completely plausible that she could have been! I have a feeling that her story could prove to be quite symbolic in this story, and certainly it gives Tor something to think about!

So Tor is going to go to Azkaban? I understand that she's just being a good friend, but I feel like she doesn't understand how horrific the experience will be, and she doesn't really know what she's letting herself in for. It's a sign she does care about her friends, though I think it was a little unfair of Theo to ask her.

Terry and Tor are so sweet together! Even though they're kind of in the honeymoon stage of a relationship (although admittedly with a lot more obstacles to overcome than most couples) their interaction is always realistic. It makes me sad to think he might die or they may not end up together!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Bonjour!

Ah, thank you for the congratulations! :) It was such an exciting moment, I can't believe this story has grown this much!

I know, I feel like Tor's moral compass and sense of responsibility has developed enough for her to want to tell Ginny, even though it goes against her father and her surroundings.

Yes, they are realizing something is up (finally)! Haha, good point about Taurus! :P But yes, it's so hard to tell how they will react, especially considering how Tor might have reacted a few months ago had one of her friends been in a similar situation.

You should definitely be proud of your detective skills! I'm glad you liked the history, I love writing history into the HP world, it's really fun! :) I'm glad you found it plausible in this context.

I agree, I feel like she's just trying to be strong for her friends without thinking about the personal consequences. Theo has been acting quite selfishly, and eventually Tor will start to notice.

Aw, I know, they are so cute together and I love writing that exciting part of the relationship. It makes me sad too, but for now it's lovely to see them together and imagine their interactions. :)

Thanks for another wonderful review! :D I'm getting there with these responses!

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Review #4, by HarryPotterChica 

7th May 2013:
I am absolutely in love with this story! It is so interesting watching Tor try to break out of the fascist ways of the pure-blood society! Also I am very eager to see the outcome of Tor and Terry's relationship. It seems as though it could venture down many paths and change within the blink of an eye. The way that you portray Tor also is very interesting. The way she conforms to her society's ways, but still has an obvious (at least to the reader...and possibly Terry) longing to abandon those ideals and accept the Muggle race. I hope that you update soon and will wait until you do! This is a great piece of writing and I can't wait to see where the rest of Tor's journey is going to take her, along with the people she is going to lose on her way to becoming an individual that she can be proud of.

Author's Response: Hello there! I'm so excited to hear that you like the story!! I really love writing it and Tor's development, as well as her relationship with Terry, and you are certainly right about how unpredictable and dangerous it is.

It's so great to hear you like Tor's portrayal and her duplicity, even in her own mind, and that her doubts are coming across in the story.

I promise I will be updating very soon! I have tons written for this story and the next chapter should be up within the week. Hopefully you like it, it's one of my personal favourites so far! :)

Thank you very much for this lovely review, I really loved reading it and how much you're engaging with the story!! :D

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Review #5, by Sir Harold Shaggyback 

6th May 2013:
hi I like the idea of a forbidden love it is just the story I have been looking for maybe you could put in some harry that would be super awesome and what year will this story end next or this?

Author's Response: Hello! I'm very happy to hear you're liking the story. Hmm, so far Harry and Tor's paths haven't really crossed, but we'll have to see! :) Currently, I'm thinking the story will end midway through the next year (Tor's 5th year, Harry etc.'s would-be 7th year). Probably around the events of the Prologue of this story.

Thank you very much for reading and reviewing, and you have an excellent name there! :)

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Review #6, by marauder5 

5th May 2013:
Congratulation on the milestone! 20 chapters, that's a lot! (And 20 fantastic chapters too, by the way.)

I'm really worried about Ginny! I think that the attack against the Burrow will fail somehow, as nothing like that happens in the book, but I can't be sure. And I don't want anything to happen to the Weasleys. I'm also a bit worried about Tor. Maybe she'll interfere somehow to stop her father from hurting Ginny's family. God only knows what they'll do to her after that.

The Anne Boleyn part was great! I had to google her, because I couldn't remember who she was, but now I get it! It was a really interesting story, and my guess is that it has some symbolic value for the story. Dying for power? The mistake of not sticking to those of your kind, i.e. witches and wizards? I don't know. Time will tell. It was an interesting story nonetheless. I don't know how you come up with everything! It's brilliant, it really is :)

I really like Theo, he's such a wonderful character. However, I think he's behaviour is a bit strange in this chapter. It seems like he was flattering Tor a bit too much. He REALLY wanted her to come, right? I get that he needed support, but it's a little suspicious, because I feel like he overdid it. "I can't face it without you there..." "I need you..." I don't know. Maybe I'm just overanalyzing everything. But it makes me want to keep reading straight away. (I have so much to look forward to now: The attack against the Weasleys, visiting Azkaban, and the ball at Malfoy Manor! Is Christmas far away? Please tell me it's not!!) I also wonder what will go down at the Slug Club party. Perhaps we'll find out more about Theo and what he's really up to.

Terry is so sweet! Man, I just want him and Tor to elope and get away from all the drama (although I also want Tor to end up with Malfoy, so that's a bit paradoxical). I love that Tor isn't being a typical fan fiction girl who finds it SO cute when her boyfriend is jealous (because honestly, jealousy is mostly just very annoying). That only makes me like her more!

I do hope you'll update quickly (sorry, but I'm getting used to these quick updates!), and I think you already know how much I look forward to the next chapter. Thank you for being such an amazing author and for sharing your fantastic work on this site! :)

Author's Response: Hi! In response to your response to my review on your story (haha that was way too complicated), I think of you as being a really lovely and awesome person too!! :D And yes, it is a bit strange to think, haha.

Thank you so much!! I'm really happy to have had 20 chapters, and I really feel like my writing and this story has improved over them.

Aw, I'm glad you're thinking about Ginny! Of course I can't give anything away, but yes as you know I do like sticking to canon as much as possible, so we'll see.

I'm glad you liked the Anne Boleyn part! I had added her in at the beginning of the story on a whim, and liked the idea of tying in some of my favourite stories from British history! So I'm glad it didn't see too out of the blue, and yes it's supposed to have some symbolic meaning and someone to kind of antagonize Tor. A really fun thing is thinking about how wizarding context would tie into real history, haha!

Ohh yes, Theo is getting strange. I feel like the more I write him, the more I see how selfish of a person he is even though he hides it well. He's got a bit of manipulation, and at least Tor is seeing through it at least a bit. Keep overanalyzing everything please, I love hearing your ideas!! :) And they actually help me with the future chapters, in fact something you said in this review gave me an idea!

Christmas is really soon! I think it's two more chapters and then they go home at the end of the second, at least that's how I currently have it written. Then Christmas will just be packed with drama, I'm really loving writing it! :)

Hehe, I'm updating Resistance for the next two chapters, and then focusing on this story again! I actually have so much written, it's just a matter of fine-tuning it. Hopefully you'll enjoy it!!! :D Thank you for this awesome review and for being such an amazing reader and reviewer, I absolutely love your reviews and they are both helpful and encouraging!!! :)

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