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Reading Reviews for The Prince and the Pirate
6 Reviews Found

Review #1, by krazyboutharryginny The Prince and the Pirate

14th April 2017:
Hiya! Jailbreaking for CTF!

Aw, this was really adorable. It's not quite the pirate au that I was expecting when I clicked on the story, but it's unusual and creative and was super fun to read!

I'm really impressed with the story you came up with, and how it went deeper than just a simple story about some pirates sailing the seven seas. The whole backstory with the royal family hoarding all the magic was interesting and engaging, and again really unusual - I don't think I've seen anything like that done in a story before.

I'm impressed with how well you pulled the just-dialogue format off! I will say though that I did get a bit confused in a few places towards the end, when Scorpius came in. Which probably has more to do with me being sleepy than it has to do with your writing, but I figured it was worth mentioning. I think it would help with the clarity if "Papa's home!" were followed with "Really, Albus. They were almost asleep."

That was really the only place where I had any trouble with the format, which is amazing tbh because this format definitely seems hard to pull off!

Fantastic work!


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Review #2, by nott theodore The Prince and the Pirate

14th April 2017:
CTF Review

Hi Julie!

I am in love with this story. Honestly, I had so much to choose from on your page (and I wouldn't have said no to more Dean/Seamus) but this caught my eye and I'm so glad I read it, because now I'm grinning from ear to ear and it's a lovely start to my morning.

I don't know what to start commenting on first here... Albus/Scorpius? Pirates and Princes? The general adorableness (I don't think that's a word) of this story?

I honestly loved the way that you told this story so much here. It was such a clever way to choose to tell the story of how Albus and Scorpius got together, as a bedtime story for their children, and I think because of that it works so well to have the pirates and princes theme because it just fits with a bedtime story for kids. So it was like you were telling two stories at once here - the story of how they met, which most kids want to know - and then the story of their family at this point in time.

I have so many feels about how cute their family is, and the way that there's an older kid who obviously is getting bored by hearing the story again and again but the younger child insists on it. And then when Albus arrived back home and kept interrupting the story and they were just so adorable together. I love them as a couple, and especially the way that you write them here - covering all the stage when they got together (and potential angst there) and brought us to this stage when they're both so happy and in love. Again, feels.

Also can I just say how amazing it is that you wrote this whole story just using dialogue??? I've read a couple of stories that manage to do that and sometimes it feels forced, or I can't always tell who is speaking, but here I didn't have a problem with it. You managed to capture each individual voice really well and I loved the interaction between the characters - particular Albus and Scorpius at the end.

This was beautiful and adorable and thank you very much for putting a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

Sian :)

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Review #3, by mymischiefmanaged The Prince and the Pirate

27th September 2016:
Ooo I loved every moment of this. I kind of stopped noticing that it was all dialogue. You write so naturally and so beautifully that it makes reading wonderfully easy. I'm definitely going to have to come back for more of your Albus/Scorpius :)

E xx

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Review #4, by PaulaTheProkaryote The Prince and the Pirate

27th September 2016:
Julie! You magical being!

Instead of telling you that you are a vertebra of the backbone of hpft (you are) or telling you that you are glue that binds the eyelashes of hpft onto the sparse eyelid (idek), I'd like to tell you happy birthday!

Down to business. The first thing you should know is that every time I find a one shot that sounds like it's going to be good I do one of two things. 1. I'll rub my hands in a rather malicious manner (aka the story sounds like it'll be pretty good) or 2. I'll do this sort of evil laugh (probably going to be out of this world). All that being said, when I found this story I did both.

I'm in love with all of it. The dialogue here is so phenomenal. It's easily among the best I've ever read.. It flows so naturally and organically and I can just hear the exchange so clearly in my head. You've written actual magic here!

The story within the story is so well constructed. I honestly don't think I've ever read anything quite like it. My favorite though is the children and their dialogue. Between the shushing and the pleading for it to end, I'm in love.

My absolute favorite exchange was: “Dad, she’s asleep, can you tell a different story?”

“—mm not sleeping, I’m imagining.”

I currently don't have anything to nominate that bit of dialogue for, but if I did I would. My second favorite line was the dirty version. You're completely killing it. Lines like the SS Ginevra. HOW ARE YOU PUTTING SO MANY AMAZING DETAILS INTO ONE STORY? HOOOW?

So basically a summary of this review: OH MY GOODNESS. I didn't know that I needed Pirate Potter in my life but I did. It was everything.

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Review #5, by MuggleMaybe The Prince and the Pirate

13th August 2016:
copied from AO3

JULIE! I am here, at long last, reviewing challenge entries...
and all I can say is AW! This is SO cute! Definitely fluffy! I'm so glad you wrote it :D

I am very impressed by how you built this story using only dialogue. Each character has a distinct voice that shines and keeps the thread of conversation clear. You did a brilliant job conveying the narrative and the characters that way, and I know that isn't easy. Of course, it helps that it's a framed story, but even the framing of regular Al and Scorpius and their kids creates a clear scene. I particularly loved the children's dialogue. “If Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy didn’t wed by his seventeenth year, the Malfoys would lose their magic forever.” “Oh no …” “You’ve literally heard this story a thousand times, I don’t—” HAHAHA LOVE.

It's interesting in terms of POV, because Scorpius is a rather unreliable narrator. I mean, "The royal family was worshiped by Muggles and elves and goblins and giants alike" -- doubtful haha. But it works so well to have Scorpius relate the story this way, showing himself in the best light, and then Albus shows up to roll his eyes and it really is so fabulous.
The dynamic between them is wonderful, they have chemistry in the way of people secure in their romance. Adorable.

I find myself wondering if this is the same version of Scorbus you've written in another story, or if this is a distinct version? Either way, I would love to read more about this incarnation and their silly kiddos.

Also, like Albus, I wouldn't say no to the dirty version ;) ;)

Thank you for entering the challenge with such a fun, fluffy story, I loved it!
xoxo Renee

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Review #6, by victoria_anne The Prince and the Pirate

2nd August 2016:
You cannot even guess at the escalation of my happiness level right now.

JULIE!!! I love this so much! As I was reading, in my head I just kept thinking this is amazing, this is amazing...

Honestly, when we were first talking about it, it was a laugh and a funny notion, but you've honestly turned this into something so great. It's - dare I say - swashbuckling!

Yeah, that's right. I went there.

I love that it's a story told their children, I love what you did with it. The prince, the magic, having to marry, the Potters as pirates, the Isle of Hogwarts... It's all so fantastic. Oh, and the flag as the Gryffindor crest was an awesome touch too! And searching for horcruxes!

Dis tho: a Potter went with a Malfoy as well as a pirate did with a bath. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

And it's all dialogue! As someone who attempted a story written in just dialogue, I know how challenging it is, but you totally nailed it, and it works perfectly.

Of course your writing is incredible as always. Prince Scorpius and Pirate Potter 5eva ♥

I honestly need more Potter pirate adventures. Make it happen. K thanks.

Arrr, matey!

♥ Bianca

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