Max can't be dead.
I really don't know what else to say except...he can't be dead.
Oh. My. God.
We have reached a whole new territory here. This tale is now on par with some of the greatest fantasy adventures of all time. I am truly staggered by your ability.
OH MY GOD!!! THAT IS SO AWFUL!!!! NO NO NO THERE HAS TO BE A WAY! NO!
Awesome chapter. I felt Alexandra's rage every moment of the story.
Part of me wonders if there isn't a way to save Max. That maybe Abraham knew how to escape the lands beyond (you do describe it like a black hole so theoretically Max could time travel somewhere). That maybe this whole chapter was a ruse because Alexandra needed to believe that Max was dead.
Whatever way you go with this story will be good.
This chapter gives a whole new meaning to the custom of Potlach.
It also raises an interesting idea. that the recipient of generousity is beholden to the giver. Was this the original reason why elves allowed themselves to be enslaved--to achieve a type of power?
egads! what a chapter!
Poor Alex! She only knew Max for a short while, and to lose him now? It's just terrible!
I'm going to be a bit incoherent for a bit, so I'll leave it at this:
that was sick amazing chapter, max gone i can't believe it!!! alex fight the generous ones great i love it can't wait for the next one
Ah I can't believe it I can't believe you would really kill Max! That makes me very very sad. :'(
This is dark, dark, dark. Is Maximilian really gone? Or is this ALexandra's nightmare?
Obvious these people don't like humans, don't think house-elves from the wizard world are worth anything, and I wouldn't trust any of them as far as I could throw them.
Yickes!! It's like gift-poker isn't it? Let's see woh makes the better gift!!
I do hope the kiddoes find a way out of this!!
Anyway, be rude and be done with it Alex! Since when has that stoped her, uh?
Quimley is puzzling... He gave the Generous ones a gift? What could that be and why is he the one forced to stay if he made the gift...? Can't wait to read more!!!
wow that is creepy!!! how can Alex go back to school after experiencing all this? amazing as usual!
wicked, great chapter, this is getting soooo good i can't wait for the ending. i really hope you have more stories for alex!!!
Bewi... eerie creature! Lagaru's kind-of-cuteness was a bad omen!
And Alex saved the freaking day! Without her Max would have been rabbit food!!! Yikes!!
And now we meet the generous ones and they look suspiciously like elves. I hope they are as friendly as they seem, but I guess there'd be no point to the story if hey were, right?
Well, at least I supose loosing the tent is fixed for the time being at leas!
I'm thrilled Charlie is back!!
I only wonder what's going on back at Charmbridge now they're missing. And with Manuelito and Darla Damnborn, I mean Dearborn... did they tell on our heroes? Or did the elf tell the Dean?
Have they been reported missing?
Geesh! A lot of stuff is on hiatus and there is also an awful lot of stuff going on!!! I'm going nuts!!
I have been reading your writing since Hogwarts Houses Divided. You are one of the best writers on this site. After you finished HHD, I was hesitant to read AQATTC, as I was really looking for HP canon compatible fanfics, however, I fell in love with the series (I do hope you write more sequels, until we find out what Abe Thorn is really finally up to, in her senior year, I guess?).
I am absolutely impressed how you have taken the HP world beyond JKR, while being true to her. To a certain extent, you have invented the magical theory that explains standardized spells, by claiming that doggerell verse would also work, but not repeatedly. You also massively developed an American, and even more, an American Indian magical universe, again, taking JKR's world beyond one's wildest expectations. I am speechless.
Recently, I pasted the entire HHD into a word processor, made a pdf and had it printed with lulu.com, and then gave it to my spouse, who is reading, eh, devouring it all at once. Once AQATLB is completed, I will do the same for both AQ books.
I do hope you also publish some of your writing in print; it is a pity to keep it a secret of HP fanfics fans only.
Don't think Max would have gotten anything but gravely injured or dead from Bewi and the lagaru. Neither of them looked the least bit friendly. The Generous Ones look to be an interesting people. Wonder what the hospitality is going to be like?