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Review #1, by randomwriter Return to Hogwarts

9th July 2014:
House Cup 2014 review: Educational Decree Number Five

Hello! I'm here to review your entry for the House Cup! This was a really different sort of story. I haven't read too many stories centered around Cedric, that don't focus on his relationship with Cho, so this was a refreshing chnage. I'm sure he had several close friends, and it's nice to read something about how they took his death and their reaction to Harry's claims. Poor Harry though! The Badger's being nice people, re still turning against him. I love how you included Susan Bones. I;ve always liked her! I like Sam's characterisation. He seems to have a fire burning in him. Determined to bring Cedric justice. I wonder why he didn't include Cho though!

Anyway, great story. I hope I can find a continuation. :)

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Review #2, by Karou_Marauder Return to Hogwarts

9th July 2014:

Plot: It's great to see a Hufflepuff's view of that summer, particularly one that was friends with Cedric. And it's definitely understandable that hardly any of the Hufflepuff's wouldn't support Harry - not because they thought he was lying, but because they didn't like the fact that Harry beat Cedric.

Characterisation: There weren't many canon characters in this (but I did like the mention of Dumbledore's "whacked sense of style"!) but you set the grounds for Sam's character well. He's one of those people who sit back until something goes really wrong, and then flies into action.

Other: Your story flows well and you've set a good base for it. I didn't see any grammatical errors, typos, etc.

-Karou, 2014 House Cup Review Educational Decree #5

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Review #3, by nott theodore Return to Hogwarts

9th July 2014:
Hello there! I'm here reviewing stories for the house cup which discuss the upsetting events of last year - it's not allowed, you know!

I really liked this chapter - I thought it was a good start to the story and it would be good if you continued this at some point and added to it and expanded it! I think it's really original to tell this story from the perspective of Sam, who was Cedric's best friend before he died - I don't think I've ever seen that done before in fanfiction as the focus is normally on Cho Chang and what she feels after Cedric's death. It must have been really hard for his best friend to return to school afterwards and support Harry Potter who'd been seen as Cedric's rival of sorts before this point, at least as far as the Hufflepuffs were concerned. But I think you did a great job of setting up his character, especially for an OC we haven't seen before, and I think it was noble of him to decide to support Harry even when the Ministry are saying otherwise!

Sian :)
Gryffindor House Cup 2014 Review Educational Decree #5

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Review #4, by slytherinchica08 Return to Hogwarts

11th May 2012:
Oh I quite liked this chapter! I thought you did a great job bringing Sam's character from Glee into the world of Harry Potter. Also I liked the idea behind the story as well, him trying to help Harry get support to fight back to Voldemort, and at the same time falling in love with Cho who happened to be his best friend's girlfriend while he was still alive. I really hope you continue this story as I think its very original and would be a great read! I thought the description and flow throughout the chapter were absolutely wonderful as well. also I like how you are telling this story as well with his pov and such! Great Job!

Recenseo 2012

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Review #5, by Illuminate Return to Hogwarts

25th November 2011:
Hi! Here to review your entry! What's happening is, don't panic about any edits or anything you want to do to it, I'm not judging your piece now. When the deadline falls I will then judge it, so feel free to put in a chapter image/banner or whatever you'd like before 1st December :) And I will R&R every chapter you write for this, before the deadline or not :)

This is a really good start off to the story! I like how you've slotted Sam into the canon, a masterstroke that you've put him in Hufflepuff and friends with Cedric. It all seems so neat and accurate, so kudos on that :) I definetely got his image and character in this- Sam isn't very distinctive in the first place, so well done on making him stand out.

I like your descriptions too and the characters you've introduced in Hufflepuff. Great job!

Author's Response: That was the one thing that concerned me about writing Sam. Not much was ever mentioned about it, despite being in every episode of the second season, save one. I'm looking forward to when Sam will give me a better idea of how to continue writing him.

The decision to put Sam in Hufflepuff was an easy one. There was no other house that seemed even remotely appropriate for Sam.

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