Reviews For Shrouds
Reviewer: whyyesiamamuggle
Date: 06/01/11 13:52
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

I feel sorry for Draco.... Poor guy been through so much. Never liked him much though, so I'm still a bit biased. You did a fantastic job with this story. It's really good.

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I think Draco will be okay now. He's almost healed.

Reviewer: DontSayImpossible
Date: 05/16/11 6:36
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

This is an amazing story. I thought the characterisation was really good; you didn't try to change the characters too much to make them work. Not quite the ending I would have liked, but it's probably more realistic than a D/H happy ever after ending.
All in all, really enjoyed it.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. Mmm, a few people wanted a different ending, but this was in keeping with my feelings about the pairing. However, I haven't ruled out a sequel ... ~Carole~

Reviewer: LeeMH
Date: 05/14/11 10:05
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

sorry to say this...but man! you made me cursed aloud! I was furious with the ending. no offense..but I completely don't ship any Ron/Hermione pairing, AT ALL. And I was so excited for the first few chapters! But it went downhill after that...I could've cried in the end if I wasn't so angry with it, and I pitied Draco =( for my opinion, he was as though being used by Hermione just so she could gain her own happiness again, but sure, she did helped Draco in the end ^^
Seriously...you should've listed Ron/Hermione too in the pairing section...that way I'll know what's in store...
But hey, on the bright side, you really made a great story! I loved the way u wrote, and to be honest, sometimes it confuses me..but you really did well! I mean, I myself wouldn't be able to do such nice writing, so who am I to judge -.-' I liked it especially when you used all those rare or complicated words..and I just LOVE the way Draco confessed to Hermione how regret he is for his mistakes and such. You had barely changed any facts from the original story, and you're really blending it! I'm just...wow O.O Ha ha, great job all the way. keep it up!

P.S. i hope you don't consider me as rude...and pardon if my English was bad..still learning ^^ that's all, thank you!

Author's Response: Glad you liked the beginning of the story, if not the end. basically, I really don;t think it at all plausible from what we know in canon that hermione and Draco could work long term. They would have to give up far too much to be together. Could Hermione ever give up her friends? Could Draco ever betray his mother? Um ... not in my opinion. Unless someone is writing disregarding from book 6 onwards then it's not really plausible - sorry, that's the way it rolls with me.

Regarding the pairings. If I'd added Ron/Hermione then that would give the end away and the main pairing in this is Draco/Hermione.

You're right Hermione was using Draco. he knew that and I think he was using her, too. he needed redemption, she needed closure - they helped - or used - each other.

I generally don;t deviate much from canon, I like writing JKs world and tweaking things a bit.

Thank you for the review. I appreciate it ~Carole~

Reviewer: sas__x
Date: 05/09/11 9:03
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

Well, you suggested this to me on the boards and I'm completly blown away! The charecterisation in near enough perfect, the plot is entralling and fantastic and I'm sorry- but I think I'm going to have to read this again and again. I love how you manged to make D/H canon, not many writers actually manage that. You didn't make them Heads and shove them in a room together you actually sat and thought of how they could work- and you really managed to do that. The end is completly heartwrenching and you have managed to make me love Draco even more than I already did. I'm sory I don't have any constructive critisicm but if I think of any I will come back!

-Sarah

Author's Response: Thank you, Sarah. I wrote this very much as a challenge to myself because I don't really believe in the pairing - well certainly not in the usual Head Boy/Head Girl shared dorm scenario - but I wanted something that could be plausible. Plus I was interested in Draco's possible redemption. I feel quite sorry for Draco in the end, but I'm pretty sure it couldn't work long term - they'd have to give up far too much. :( Thanks for the review - I'm glad you liked the story. ~Carole~

Reviewer: JamiAlise1220
Date: 04/15/11 0:09
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

LOVED this story BUT I definitely wanted her to end up with Malfoy :(

Author's Response: Aww, sorry ... my caonness (and love of Ron) stopped me. Do you honestly think they could have made it work? I'm really not sure. Thank you. ~Carole~

Reviewer: DarkSunflower
Date: 03/20/11 20:11
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

Poor kid... I still think they should have ended up together...

Author's Response: Well ... perhaps I'll write a sequel. Thanks for the review ~Carole~

Reviewer: ExLeper
Date: 01/16/11 23:54
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

oh I loved it I absolutely loved this side you gave to Draco it just helps the reader understand sooooooooo much more about what he actually experienced and the devastation Voldemort caused even to people who were as close followers to him as the Malfoys and oh I just loved this story so much I read it all the way through I could not stop I said it once I will say it again you just have such a gift with this kind of writing and I enjoy reading your stories so much they are the perfect medicine for those Potter withdrawls that I am sure every fan experiences after reading the books great job!

Author's Response: Ah, those withdrawals, that's why I write fanfiction. Thank you very much for the review. I'm pleased you enjoyed Shrouds because this one obsessed me as I tried to work out the machinations of Draco's mind. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: hermy008
Date: 01/14/11 17:15
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

dang! i wasnt expecting it to end like that, with ron and hermione getting back together again. i have to admit that i was really happy about it, me being the avid ron/hermione shipper that i am. with most of the dramione-type fics it ends with them just being together forever and all that jazz. but like i said before, you made hermione's relationship with draco that much more realistic and relatable. once again, great job and im very glad u finished it. so happy ron and hermione are back together again! squee! good stuff. :D

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I have a problem with Dramione, in general, because it tends to either ignore or demonise Ron. Plus it also ignores Hermione's friendship with Harry and how that would be broken if she took up with Draco, so I wanted this to be plausible and within the confines of canon. I'm glad you liked the ending. I do actually like Ron very much, but am not convinced him and Hermione would have had a perfect relationship (does anyone?) so I wanted to explore that as well. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: secretpal1505
Date: 01/12/11 14:18
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

I’ve been a D/H shipper all the way since I stumbled upon that it could exist…
Today I was looking for something to reassure this non-canon ship would still hold some sort of hate/love features, and I found this story… it took me a whole 8 working hours (I’m in the office actually… supposedly working) to read this through and through and I have to tell you, it blow me away, it was everything I expected to be (except maybe for the not so happy ending, but even that was terrific) and I loved it. The built up to their relationship, the way they shared the past and their scars and the way you made the characters real to the canon traits… I really loved it. They were not force up to treat each other as a regular couple would but kept their “hate” for each other even though they did love each other, in Hermione’s own way…it’s been a bitter sweet story but it in the end it’s really how I should have picture the aftermath of the battle.
Thank you for such a nice, well written story!!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I wrote this very much as a challenge to myself because I wanted to make the ship plausible. Most of the time it ignores their pasts, or the books and the epilogue, but I wanted to keep it as true as possible to canon, so thank you for your compliments. I couldn't see it as working in the long term, but I might well write a sequel. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: Whitlie
Date: 01/08/11 20:09
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

A cliffhanger ending. I like it.

The story was absolutely fantastic! =D

Author's Response: Thank you very much. It was a challenge to write (a challenge of my own making) but I was pretty pleased with the result, in the end. I may write a oneshot sequel - not sure yet. ~Carole~

Reviewer: Tweedle89
Date: 01/05/11 21:24
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

I really liked this story, but i was a little unhappy with the ending....I know that not everything can be a happy ending but I was really hoping this one would be.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review and I'm glad you liked it even if the ending wasn't quite what you wanted. I think basically that Draco and Hermione would never be able to work long term because of their pasts. He'd have to give up his family and she'd have to give up Ron and Harry. It would just be too much for them both. Anyway, I may write a sequel - you never know. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: snapeoutcast
Date: 12/19/10 15:47
Chapter: Chapter 2 - Fight or Flight

Great twist at the end didn't think of that

Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing and I'm glad you liked the story. ~Carole~

Reviewer: snapeoutcast
Date: 12/19/10 14:57
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

This story is turning out to way better than I thought very good

Author's Response: Glad you're enjoying the story. ~Carole~

Reviewer: Luisa
Date: 11/27/10 12:00
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

I dont like hermione and ron being togheter....at all, but it was nice story - beside the end of course :)

Author's Response: Aww sorry, but I'm a bit of a Ron/Hermione fan so couldn't envisage them not being together. I may well write a sequel though ... or at least a follow up one shot. Thanks for the review ~Carole~

Reviewer: remmus
Date: 11/26/10 20:15
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

ah but now can we ever be sure that she stays with ron or takes draco's sentimentsto heart and then makes her final decision?

Author's Response: Maybe I shall write a followup ... Thanks for the review and for being intrigued. ~Carole~

Reviewer: EmLea1020
Date: 11/25/10 21:40
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

This was excellently written! You only strayed from their characters slightly, and your imagery was rather good. Over all I give you nine kudos! I loved it!

Author's Response: Thank you very much. Nine kudos is an honour! Glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~

Reviewer: theempress101
Date: 11/25/10 17:12
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

this is the first fan-fic I've ever read... and i love it! everything about it. you're such an amazing writer. keep up the good work! :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm pleased you enjoyed it and hope you like reading more fanfiction. ~Carole~

Reviewer: snaperocks
Date: 11/24/10 3:56
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

wow!
usually i hate unhappy endings, but surprisingly i liked this one...
this was an interesting and different story
like i said before it had exactly what i wanted....i started disliking it when it got too sexual, but i think it really fit

great story and great ending...its so like different im so impressed
the last part is bittersweet and thats what makes us feel bad for draco but also accept the story's ending
good job!

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed it, despite the sexual bits (unfortunately that's the kind of writer I am and I did put warnings, so hope you weren't too offended). I wanted to write a Hermione/Draco pairing that was plausible, and to be honest, apart from sexual tension I can't ever see them as a longlasting couple, so sex it had to be. Thanks again for the review, I really do appreciate it. ~Carole~

Reviewer: FawkesToTheRescue
Date: 11/13/10 15:24
Chapter: Chapter 1 - Blood and Glass

Well, I was on the archives (and I still need to do that MWPP assignment due today, and yours due on Monday...) and I though, oh I'll read something quick. But I knew I was in the mood to actually read something longer, so this is the first thing I read. And, oh GOD, Carole...boy, can you write. I'm still in awe. You are just...gah! I can't describe it. This is so being nominated for the QSQs next year by me...super work.

Author's Response: Thank you very much, Megan. Glad you enjoyed the story because I enjoyed writing it. Well, it sort of obsessed me for a month, but in a good way ... I think. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: hjpenguin_fred
Date: 11/07/10 1:46
Chapter: Chapter 6 - My Talisman

Nice story. The ending could have been more satisfying, though

Author's Response: Hmmm, leave them begging for more - ha ha. Satisfying for whom? I don;t think Draco/hermione could ever truly work in the big wide world unless all their past associates are dead. Ron's happy - ha ha. ~Carole~

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