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Review of chapter "Barinthus[I]" from Christy
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I don't think this a lot, but you definitely seem to "hear" the characters, especially Barinthus. Btw, have you read Mistral's Kiss yet? I know you posted his interlude before it came out, but it's like you knew what Laurell was going to write..very well done, all around.
Review By [Christy] • Date [1 Jan 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Barinthus[I]" from purrfus
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Very helpful to have a different viewpoint, and very well done.
Review By [purrfus] • Date [16 Nov 06] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Barinthus[I]" from Yanslana
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*ponders after reading*

The characterization of Barinthus seems to be very... exact, considering the little roles he currently plays in Hamilton's books. It's interesting to see the limits you've defined him in the interlude, not only does it give us an insight to his point of view, I suppose would be one way of putting it, but also... well, what his place in the story will bring.

The chapter started out with some very thoughtful comments from Barinthus, singling him out from the rest of the males that surrounds Meredith, makes me, the reader, kinda pity him, to know that he was once so great and powerful, but now only in a second place. I don't believe Hamilton has ever converted that feeling of... resignation? Passive despair? Or whatever that Barinthus felt in this chapter, as well as you have done. It's like an eye-opener, something that's there, but never really noticed, until you pointed it out. Basically... deep and insightful. :D
Comments from author:
Thank you for that wonderful review. I think my view of him, and his role in my version of Merry's world, is very exact. He'll have an important role to play, and if I didn't have a very specific handle on him, I couldn't be sure of his characterization. I'm delighted you believe my interpretation of his motivations fits with MG canon, especially as he is given a more limited role than most of the players. I do hope you enjoy his increased role later on in the DoL series. Your review has absolutely made my day.

houses
Review By [Yanslana] • Date [28 Feb 04] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Barinthus[I]" from Booster
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Very nice indeed, houses. Barinthus is one of my more favoured Merry Gentry characters, mainly for the non-use of his powers and abilities. It's a very difficult balancing act to catch him correctly with that restraint and the character himself preferring to remain in the background, patiently waiting. I think you've caught him admirably, and it only wets my appetite for him in the main storyline now.
Comments from author:
Thanks Booster. He's one of my favorites as well, in case you can't tell. I enjoy weaving his story in with Cordy's but it'll be a few chapters yet. Have to get through the Seduced by Moonlight nonsense first. [grumble, having to fix things, grumble]. I'm delighted you enjoyed his first appearance.

houses
Review By [Booster] • Date [26 Feb 04] • Not Rated
Review of story "Dance of Light: Interludes" from Anonymous Reviewer
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This is so good it almost hurts. Damn. That ending line is enough to make anyone need a tissue. Great inner voice for Frost. I see what another reviewer meant about enjoying this more than the source material. If only the books were written with this kind of talent, spinning subtle yet powerful metaphors. And that ending *shakes head at a loss for words* Wow. This is a beautiful showcase of your writing – engaging, accessible and just a little profound. The whole name thing…ah, the volumes of fic that could be written exploring the power of names, the psychology of who one is….I should really stop before I write you a philosophy article here! ~Vesica
Review By [Anonymous Reviewer] • Date [1 Dec 03] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Dance of Light: Interludes" from Anonymous Reviewer
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What a wonderful insight into Frost's character! I look foward to reading more!
Review By [Anonymous Reviewer] • Date [14 Sep 03] • Not Rated • Add Comment
Review of story "Dance of Light: Interludes" from Anonymous Reviewer
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I like the glimpse into his hopes and fears. One of the problems with first-person POV is that the reader only gets to see the narrator's view of things, and that doesn't necessarily mean an accurate view of the characters around him or her. Good job. Looking forward to more interludes. And, of course, the next chapter of Courtly Behavior.

Demanding little thing, aren't I?
Review By [Anonymous Reviewer] • Date [14 Sep 03] • Not Rated • Add Comment
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