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Review #1, by Drummergirlred Congratulations!, You got the job!

6th May 2011:
Muggle studies that will certainly be interesting I can't wait for the first classroom scene. You are setting up for a lot of interesting things to be occurring.

Oh Flitwick, he is so cute and I love that you've keep him to bubbly. I also liked the reaction to the guard at the ministry checking wands. I cannot wait for the Slytherins' reactions to the return on Regulus Black!

I am excited for more chapters! I suppose I will be off to read some of your other stories as I wait for this one to be updated gain! Good job

Author's Response: I promise the classroom scene will be memorable. Or at least I hope so. :3 Look out Snape, I think someone's gunning for your most feared Teacher at Hogwarts title. :9

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Review #2, by Drummergirlred But, It was Foretold! or Merlin, save me from Seers.

6th May 2011:
I am really impressed with your descriptions, they are very vivid. I like the seeing that Harry is comparing him to Sirius, mainly because I like to think that the bothers really weren't very different. Not just physically but attitude and beliefs as well.

The use of the prophecy seems to work well without being overly cliche. After all Regulus has got to get to Hogwarts somehow! You gave enough information in this chapter to make it fell like a complete chapter and of course left me wanting more! Lucky for me the next chapter is posted!

Author's Response: I think part of the problem with Sirius and Regulus was that they were held up as examples of what to be to each other too much. That's never good for brothers.

Yeah, which why I warn it's dark, it's angsty, but it's also firmly tongue in cheek. You've got to have some humor to leaven things. That and it leaves me free to skirt the edge of cliche without falling in. I hope. ;)


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Review #3, by Drummergirlred An Unexpected Birthday Surprise

1st May 2011:
This is such a great portrayal of a desperate man hiding from his enemies. This chapter does a great job setting up the beginning of what I expect to be a great story. All of the detail you have included is amazing and adds to the style of the piece perfectly.

You allow the reader to sympathize with Regulus but at the same time I'm a little disturbed by him. I say because he obviously has a bad attitude about what has happened to him. Also, for me, the picture of a man in a wheelchair peeking out of windows because his is filled with absolute paranoia is disturbing.

I can't think of anything to complain about except that there are only 2 chapters so far. I added this to my favorites.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it. I needed a break from Secrets of the Past to write something a little more 'adult'. He's a difficult character to write at times because he's so different from my other stories.

But I wanted something different and more of a challenge. Which is funny because I started writing fan fic thinking it would be easier than writing something completely my own. Wow, was I naive! I just hope I can continue to stay true to Reg as I continue to write him. I thought I would go with a short story collection, using a few chapters to set up the premise, then move into the vignettes. We'll see how it goes.

The third chapter is in the queue, I just wish I had the time that I could just write all day sometimes. But I expect if I did it wouldn't be as much fun. ;D I've been working a lot on my main story, but I haven't forgotten about Reg. I actually have a couple of chapters in the wings waiting for this one to validate. Hope you continue to enjoy them! :)


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Review #4, by magicmuggle01 But, It was Foretold! or Merlin, save me from Seers.

21st March 2011:
Another good chapter. You have quite a creative imagination.
I wonder how the rest of the magical community is going to take the return of Regulus Black. Another 10/10, and please update soon.

Author's Response: Working on Chapter's 3 and 4 now. I had to update my Next Gen Novel first though. I'm trying to alternate between the two. Canadian Hogwarts has some really great short stories that are worth the read if you need something to tide you over till I can get the next chapter out of validation. ;)

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Review #5, by magicmuggle01 An Unexpected Birthday Surprise

21st March 2011:
a very good first chapter. Very descriptive. I take it the two that turned up at the house are Harry and Hermione? I have to give you 10/10 for this chapter.

Author's Response: Yeap, that would be the pair themselves. :) Thanks for the review. I really appreciate the feed back. I've been playing around with the idea of Regulus living for a while as there is no one who actually sees him die. Kreacher only says he was ordered to not to tell he went to the lake with Reg. So I took the what if and decided to expand it from there.

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