This is the best Albus/Gellert fic that I have ever read: Albus questioning himself, Gellert changing but /still/ wanting Albus to join him... the regret and unwillingly continuing hope radiated from the page and I as a result am unable to give you a worthy review. I was just so absorbed in the story, and I can't do my feelings on it justice. Just know that I absolutely loved it, especially the scene with Albus and Gellert in the fields.
Nitpick: in the third section you wrote 'Godric's Hallow' instead of 'Godric's Hollow'. :)
This is going to my faves list. I'm really glad that I decided to come back to this website and found this. Marvellous writing, superb characterisations and wonderful progression. Well done!
Wow, Greenius. That’s what I call a masterpiece.
I don’t even know where to start the review. Everything was done so well – the characterization, the dialogue, the old-fashioned way of speaking which suits the era, the shift in narrative time. They all fit into each other perfectly.
The part I loved most was the one with Ariana in it. It accomplished so many things. It showed Gellert putting on his charm, and the seductiveness of his theory. It shows how Albus utterly failed at really understanding his own sister. It even shows that Gellert couldn’t sell Ariana on his ideas.
I don’t know what else to say, apart from the fact that this is one of the best D/A fics I have ever read. Terrific!
this was very well-written and gripping. nice job!
Author's Response: Thanks!
I am not usually in to stories as dark as this -- I am a romance lover -- but something about your synopsis drew me, and I was not displeased. This was superbly well written, and conveyed all of the ideas that JKR laid out for us perfectly. Well done!
Author's Response: Another win for the summary! Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked it.
*sigh* Now I am even more behind on betaing. And HW, of course. I did not mean to read a fic, I was just checking the most resent list out of habit. But your summary just pulled me in and I don't regret reading this fic. It was really good.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. I'm also glad that my summary is so attention-grabbing. Good luck with all the work!
Wonderful! I loved it! Especially that last bit...Very good.
Author's Response: thanks!