I've been meaning to read this for ages; I love Tudor history and am re-reading a book on the fall of Anne Boleyn at the moment. So far, I like it. There's quite a lot that's drawn me in from the beginning, what with the wizards in the cave, and the lure of Anne herself. The Headmaster threw me a little... his behaviour and certain speech pattersn seemed a little modern to me, though perhaps I'm just a stickler for formality in historical fics. He's certainly an interesting character, though.
I do have to say though that to put that the Boleyns weren't exactly high up in the aristocracy at that point in history; Thomas' grandfather had been a mercer. The Howards, Anne's mother's family were much more prominant, and it was thought that Lady Elizabeth married beneath her.
I'm very interested to see where this goes!
Author's Response: Thank you for reading! The Headmaster's speech patterns are slightly more modern than the rest of the characters for a reason - he's a reformer in more ways than one, but that won't come into play until later. Regarding the Boleyns - you're the second person to point that out to me... I'll edit it so that it makes a little more sense. You seem to know a lot about Tudor history - if there are any ways you think I can improve this story to make it more accurate for the times, feel free to let me know. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you're interested. ~Virgil
I'm intriuged by this chappie, and the whole concept of this story in general. I love love love Tudor England - it's like, my third-fave historical period - so that plus Harry Potter is gold as far as I'm concerned.
One tiiiiiny little issue - as far as I can remember from my tudor england history researching, the Boleyn family weren't actually that important. It was Anne's mother's family, the Howards, who were the really important family...but that's just me being a perfectionist-ish freak :) Otherwise, awesome story.
Author's Response: Thank you! *headdesk* oh gosh, you're right. I guess I'll just call it "literary license" and sneakily ignore it... hehe. Thanks reminding me of that, though. I'm glad you like the story overall :) ~Virgil
Wow a lot of work went into this chapter. I applaud you for that. *applauds softly, as Megan is in the orthodontist office and loud applause would cause people to stare*
I thought it was a really good chapter. Your writing is definitely really good, and your adjectives and descriptions are beautiful. Your writing pulls people in. It's really very well done.
I'm excited to see where this goes. I'll read the next chapter now.
Author's Response: I appreciate the applause! Thank you so much for the encouraging compliments ^_^ Peace, Virgil
this has a great storyline...i wonder what is going to happen to Anne Boleyn!!
Please hurry with the next chapters..i can't wait to read them!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I have done much work setting up the storyline :) I'm about to submit the next chapter to the queue, so it should be up in about a week. Peace, Virgil
Really good start so far. I've always been fascinated with Anne Boleyn and her story. And I like that the lion's name is Bijou.
Author's Response: Thank you! It fascinates me, too. Peace, Virgil
I've heard of the Malleus! Seems like someone did quite a bit of research!!
I like very much historical novels and mixing that up with Potterverse, seems simply custom made for me!! LOL!
This mystery hooded figure seems to be portrayed as the bad guy, yet he is supporting the "good" cause, apparently... I mean, witches secret less innocent muggles get torched, right?
There's also the fact that Septimus, a Gryffindor, seems to be an awful bad Headmaster and uses the M-word freely.
I like the way you're heading with the setting. Seems it's going to be a huge mystery with a lot of scheeming and not knowing who's really the good or bad guy of the story. Me likes that. ^.^
Keep the good work!
PS: didn't the seventh son of a seventh son become a werewolf?
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad you appreciate my research :) it's a lot more effort than I thought it would be - I have a newfound respect for historical novelists! The mystery hooded figure could be a good guy or a bad guy, and that depends which side you're on. As for use of the m-word, I don't think it would be quite as taboo as it is in Harry's time. Kind of like the n-word in early America. The seventh son of a seventh son isn't a werewolf, or at least not in this fic. In different cultures and religions, there are different superstitions as to what the seventh son of a seventh son might be. I've read several fantasies in which the seventh son of a seventh son has exceptional magical powers. Peace, Virgil
OOOh, I like this! What an original idea, and I can't wait to see what happens. I take it this Zabinii is an old Gryffindor, so is his spiteful cousin a Slyth, I wonder? Really intrigued to read the rest of this. Well done! ~Carole~
Author's Response: I'm glad you're interested! Indeed, the spiteful cousin is a Slyth. There's quite a lot of non-canon Zabini family backstory in this, and it will be revealed as time goes on :) Thank you so much for reviewing! Peace, Virgil