Reviewer: Emerald Fox
Date: 06/23/10 2:07
Chapter: Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make.

This is excellent- absolutely excellent. You seem to have a thorough understanding of Snape and the riveting ability to say a lot in a few short words. Your diction is beautiful and well chosen. I am going to print this story out for my personal stores.

Reviewer: Gersknightlady
Date: 04/15/08 12:46
Chapter: Aftermath.

Loved this its a wonderful story. Is there a sequal?
nickismom1228@aol.com

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/23/07 7:44
Chapter: Aftermath.

This last chapter bore a clever change; instead of telling a story that has passed, like Katherine did, Maeve tells things in a lighter voice, showing hope and even more for the future. You have emphasized that even more by using the present tense.
I don't know if I ever explicitly told you how much I enjoyed the story. Because I really did. The size of the world of fanfiction makes it hard sometimes to find good writers, especially good Snape-writers. They are pretty scarce. You are one of those. But I think you would do well outside of the HP-world as well. Have you ever written any original stuff? Your writing style is so good. Your stories flow nicely, not too fast, but you don't dwell too much on details eiter. I think your writing style fits Snape very well, it's a little mysterious and it has this tone to it that I don't know how to describe... It's not like the 'popular' language that Rowling uses in her books, but more, well, profound maybe, if you know what I mean (I think not)? I'm really looking forward to reading more of your work, I'm sure I will enjoy it!

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/23/07 7:21
Chapter: Execution.

Severus is not one to show love or care in an abundant way, so the two little things you made him show were very nice. Maybe even, if that's a word you can use for anything Snape does, sweet. Asking her to call him Severus would have been a great gesture in the eyes of Severus Snape, and I really liked that he chose the peach pit as a means to escape. It's a pity they will probably never see each other again, I'd have liked to see them interact outside the walls of the prison...

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/23/07 7:04
Chapter: A Way Out?

I like the escape plan! I expected Katherine would somehow find proof to show his/their innocence, but I'm sure Snape will think of something good in all his brilliance. And if he fails, then I'm sure his wife will compromise for it. I really have to go and read your other Snape stories after this, because I'm really curious to read more on Maeve.
Katherine is such an interesting character. I like the change in her. She has always seemed happy to abide to the will of higher autorities, never really questioning them. But Severus has brought this new light upon her life, just as she has done on his. That makes their relationship a strong one, even if they never sought it to be.

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 10:50
Chapter: The Missing Wife

Yay for Katherine and her persistance! It was nice to get a glimpse of his wife, though I think it's a pity I didn't read your other stories first or I'd have understood her better. She seems very interesting, though, and the simple fact that she's a Metamorphmagus shows there's more to her already. Furthermore, she seems to be just what Severus needs. Not someone who will abide to his every will, but a woman with her own mind, ready to act on that.

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 10:30
Chapter: Piece By Piece

She's in Azkaban??? *dies* No wonder she didn't come to see him, it's not like she had a choice here... What a great twist, I'm all overly excited though! Must say, I did not see this coming. I thought Katherine was developing some kind of crush on Severus and that some kind of stronger relationship would come to pass between them. Now, I hope Katherine will find a way to get them back together somehow. Because I am sure she's going to tell him. I wonder how he'll take the news.
I enjoyed seeing Remus. He's my second favourite character after Severus, although sometimes I wish he would stand up for himself more often. He does deserve that.

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 10:18
Chapter: An Interesting Conversation

It's funny how Katherine thinks there isn't much to choose between Muggle cells and Azkaban. I don't know what it's like in England, but where I come from (the Netherlands) the cells are a lot more civilised than Azkaban is. I know, there are cells in the Muggle world that make the hairs on my arm stand up as well, but I like to think of them as exceptions more than day to day reality. Maybe that is naïve, though. I don't know. Your story is giving me much food for thought, that's for sure!
Oooh, so his wife is still alive! I wonder why she hasn't come to see him... Her not-happened death must be the reason he's given up, so she could make him fight again. Has the ministry disposed of her perhaps? But they did keep her alive, and Narcissa knows of that... Very suspenseful!
“Ultimately, he proved himself to everyone that knew him and respected him. Unfortunately, we were few and far between." This was a great line, especially coming from Narcissa. I think she is a lot wiser than many writers give her credit for. Another person you have written well!

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 9:51
Chapter: Discoveries

I was wondering about what Harry said at Severus' trial. Does this mean he realised that Severus was 'innocent', or did he just come to his senses regarding his "I'm going to murder Snape if I ever come accross him again" plan? (Not that he'd ever succeed in doing that, Snape's way too talented to be hexed by Harry -or so I like to think.) In my opinion, Snape is definitely innocent, I will not believe Rowling will just finish him off like this. She's spent too much time defending him throughout the series. I will not believe it. Hehe.
I was also wondering about the mention of his wife, but from reading some of the other reviews I found out she's an oc from some of your other stories. I will have to go and read those too when I finish this then! Not that I mind though, hehe, this is such a pleasure to read!

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 9:19
Chapter: Blood From a Stone

It is good to see that piece by piece, he is regaining some of his former pride and dignity. She is better to him than he wants to admit at this time. He is a very intriguing character, I've thought so ever since beginning to read the series (which, as I think about it, must be almost 9 years ago right now, because my mother got me the PS for my 12th birthday) and I think Alan Rickman has pulled me in even further.
I liked his moment of concern for her earlier, although he was still trying oh so hard to hide it. Your characters interact very well, and the dialogue is very alive. Snape's way of speaking very much resembles that of JK's Snape, which is really good. I can't stand Snape's that talk American english, or just unnaturally un-JK-ish, if you know what I mean.

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 8:41
Chapter: A Time to Live.

Azkaban really is an apalling place. I cannot believe that the people of the wizarding world, who believe themselves to be so... developed (for lack of a better word as english isn't my first language...), would build a fortress like that. It's lost some of its gruesomeness by the departure of the Dementors, but nonetheless, the whole idea behind the concept of Azkaban is sickening. It's just so inhuman to treat people like that. I feel, like Katherine, that this makes me sound like a young idealist too, which I am not. But I have to admit the injustice of it all touched me through your story, through the way you describe things so well. You actually make me feel them.
I wonder what has happened to make him give in to his fate like this. He seems not the man to do so, to give in to death like this. At least, not at the point where we left him in HBP.
I'm so enjoying this story, so I'm off to read more. Thank god it's finished, I wouldn't have been able to stand waiting for updates, hehe.

Reviewer: mvdz
Date: 04/19/07 8:20
Chapter: Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make.

She cares because she is a good person, obviously. I do like to come accross a good Snape story! There must be lots of people who write Snape well, but for some reason, they are always so hard to find. I'm so lucky to have found one today though! Your Snape is very in character. Always the uncharming potion master trying to hide his vulnerability, even in this state. I smiled at the little moment when he corrected her at not using his title, that was definitely something he would do.
Katherine seems an interesting oc. She can't be all that old, and yet she sounds like she's had her share of life's dealings. You write first person very well, it gives her a certain classy, mysterious tone. I'm off to read more, very curious!

Reviewer: casiopeia
Date: 03/20/07 0:23
Chapter: Execution.

I LOVE THIS STORY! Can't wait to see how the escape goes! You write beautifully and weave quite a tale

Reviewer: ThePhoenix88
Date: 03/02/07 1:37
Chapter: Discoveries

Postiwaithe? hmm that sounds like a name from a movie called Open Range. Is that where you got that? sorry just wondering

Reviewer: ReinNightshade
Date: 03/01/07 18:21
Chapter: Aftermath.

This was really sweet and touching.

Reviewer: a_marie
Date: 02/24/07 15:45
Chapter: Aftermath.

This is really sweet! Normally I don't agree with making Snape innocent, but you told it incredibly well! The ending almost reminds me of James & Lily- especially with the Fidelius charm, and the soon-to-be baby.

Reviewer: darkprophetess
Date: 02/23/07 14:45
Chapter: Aftermath.

loved this story! i would have left a comment on the other chapters but ive just finished reading them and i didnt want to pause for a minute! really scary momont there with the title "execution" but its a great story. thank you!

Reviewer: Obliviated_Auror
Date: 02/21/07 14:07
Chapter: Aftermath.

A wonderful story with an excellent vision of Snape; slightly more human because of his circumstances yet still completely loathsome(which is why we love to hate him) Thanks for Writing
Obliviated_Auror

Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewer: pumpkin_pie
Date: 02/19/07 15:06
Chapter: Aftermath.

Many thanks for this one. I absolutly loved it. You managed to paint Snape the right way, which not many people can do. I'd also like to thank you for making my stay in the hospital more enjoyable. Seriously, without something to read, I would have gone insane in here.

Author's Response: You're welcome! Glad it made your stay in hospital a little better. :-)Thank you for the review.

Reviewer: Celeste Dawntracker
Date: 12/18/06 21:03
Chapter: Aftermath.

I just finished reading this story...and...wow...it's truly amazing, heartwrenching, and heartwarming all at the same time...I still believe Snape is good and this does a wonderful job of portraying his character while letting him learn to love. Thanks for sharing your imagination.
Celeste

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Celeste.

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