Reviewer: rynn
Date: 07/13/12 6:33
Chapter: Chapter 2 Ryang Young-jae

Oh my goodness, I know it has been a while since you have updated this piece but oh my goodness! You must finish it! I did some Korean studies and just randomly stumbled upon this fic. I am so glad I did! It is without doubt one of the most interesting, original pieces I have ever read. And it was really starting to get EVEN more interesting then you stopped! Though the life of North Koreans is definitely strange to me, but as someone who has done *albeit modest* research into the Koreas, I think you're hitting the nail on the head. Also, if you need more research material, I CANNOT RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick if you haven't already read it. I have an electronic copy so if you need it, feel free to message me... I digress, I hope dearly that you will continue this fic! Pretty please!

Reviewer: monkeyshine89
Date: 06/05/11 3:32
Chapter: Prologue The Missing Yu Twin

I would love to help, but I'm not an expert on Korean culture. However, I can recommend some books and movies to familiarize yourself with Korean traditions and mindsets that I enjoyed. Movies - The Classic by Kwak Jae Young, and My Sassy Girl- Kwak Jae Young. Also the book Honolulu is about Korean picture brides by Allan Brennert, it has a lot of Korean culture nuggets.

Anyway, feel free to message or e-mail me anytime with any questions or clarifications, and I'll see what I can answer/research for you!

Reviewer: monkeyshine89
Date: 05/04/11 15:09
Chapter: Prologue The Missing Yu Twin

As a student of Asian studies and culture I have to say you are spot on with Korea. I live in Okinawa and have been to S.Korea several times. Your story is very interesting and original and obviously well researched. Might I ask, do you have Korean family, or just an interest in Korean culture?

Author's Response: Wow, that is certainly high praise. And to answer your question, no, I am not Korean and I really had no particular interest in the culture until I started writing this story. My insperation came from a much more morbid place. Tim the Enchanter is to be blamed for getting me interested in studying dictators, and the Kim dynasty happens to be my poison of choice. The point of this story was to explore the political implications of the split Korea. But might I ask you a favor? Since you are very knowledgeble of the Korean culture, might you make youself available to answer some cultural questions I'll have later down the line?

Reviewer: Proserpina
Date: 03/17/11 20:26
Chapter: Prologue The Missing Yu Twin

This is a great story! The historical detail is incredible, and you make it flow well with the writing. I really like the subject; it has an original historical and geographical setting. Although it's not that uncommon, I liked how you used the twins-separated-as-children theme.

Kim Hae-won is an interesting character, and I like her enthusiasm about finding the dragon scales. I can't wait to find out her reaction to learning that she is a witch!

Like "Immunity" said, I was attracted to story because the banner showed two Asian girls... not a common sight on a website where most people are British. Yeah, and also, keep writing! (even if you don't get the reviews you deserve) Great Job! ~Olivia

Author's Response: Wow, I'm glad people are liking this story, and the reviews I do get are highly appriciated. On another note, the chapter introducing Young-jae in North Korea has finally been posted. That is going to be quite entertaining, I thinks!

Reviewer: Immunity
Date: 03/14/11 23:59
Chapter: Chapter 1 Kim Hae-won

‘’ She didn’t see what was so fun about a computerized kitten who lived in a keychain—‘’

Oh well, I remember the craze over those gadgets (Hello Kitty, Pokemon perhaps?) when I was little. Okay, that's a little digression.

I really love how you linked the story (Story princess) to the grandmother’s own experience. As I mentioned in my previous review earlier, it must be hard to link all the historical facts and actual situation in reality to the story but you’ve managed it well. And I like the contrast in terms of the personalities between Hae-won’s friends.

Nice chapter. Looking forward to more :]
~Jane/princessbipolar

Reviewer: Immunity
Date: 03/14/11 23:49
Chapter: Prologue The Missing Yu Twin

The first thing I thought of when I saw the story was: Why're there no reviews?

Seriously, this story is really under-appreciated but anyway, I got interested in reading this story when I first saw your banner on the forums. It intrigued me mainly because I'm an Asian and that it's really refreshing to see the wizarding world portrayed in a different hemisphere, instead of purely just British.

Personally, I think you grasped the theme well (seeing as everyone is aware of the conflict between N and S korea). Also, the idea itself is extremely original and inspirational. It would be more difficult to write a historical story (especially in AU).

I like your writing style and I believe that Mi-cha possess more common sense than her sister. You laid the setting well through the introduction and the readers gets a good sense of where the story is heading to.

I'm looking forward for more chapters and, don't get discouraged by the lack of reviews :)

Author's Response: Yes, exploring the world outside of Britain is one of my specialties. And I hope the rest of the story will capture your interest as well...along with maybe a few more reviews?

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