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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AngelQueen
Review:
Beautiful! I always wished for Susan, the only survivor of the Narnians on Earth, to have been able to pick up the pieces and live a full, good life. And having her mixed up in the rebuilding the Council? Excellent idea!

Thanks for sharing! This is brilliant! :)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [AngelQueen] • Date [3 Feb 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Callista
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I really like the way you portrayed Susan in this fic, and I think she'd be a huge asset for the new Watcher's Council. Thank you for writing this!
Comments from author:
Thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Review By [Callista] • Date [10 Dec 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from DarkKing
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I always thought that Susan was Lewis' stand-in "Strawman Atheist". Hence the way she got trashed in the last book.

This is a nice treatment of her character.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [DarkKing] • Date [4 Jul 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from CelebwenTelcontar
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Wonderful story! So, in this fic, since the Pevensie's and Narnia are real, how does CS Lewis fit into things? And is Middle-Earth real as well, since Tolkien and Lewis were great friends?

CT
Comments from author:
Thank you! In this verse, I suppose Susan told C.S. Lewis the story, and he wrote it down. Not *sure* that means Middle-Earth is real, too, but you never know. :-)
Review By [CelebwenTelcontar] • Date [20 Mar 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from nicowa
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Lovely story. I like how you treated both characters, though I would have liked to see more of Susan. If you like Susan then you might like the short story Neil Gamin wrote for his book of short stories - Fragile Things. The story itself is called The Problem with Susan.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [nicowa] • Date [26 Jan 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ecifrog
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Thank you for giving Susan a happy ending! I always wondered what happened to her. She always struck me as the responsible grown up of the four, the one who made the hard choice and chose to move on when she though she could never return to Narnia.

In my mind a have this fantasy running around that she became a slayer and that's why she didn't go with her siblings to Narnia in the end. She was needed other places...
Comments from author:
Thank you! And you should write your Susan as a Slayer piece!
Review By [ecifrog] • Date [30 Oct 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ReadsaLot
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There have been several "Susan-fixit" fics I've seen in the past. Some absolutely wonderful, some truly horrible. I rather like your view of Susan in her elder years.

Lewis's treatment of Susan: we get near nothing on what happens to Susan, really. And I think that was Lewis's intention all along; his Narnia books have such clear Christian undertones (deliberate on his part) that it's almost impossible to miss them. Remember, we only have a few short sentences from her siblings on what she's doing with her life, and I've long been of the opinion that Susan was going through a period of depression, and what little of her actions we are told of were her attempts to combat it. At no point does Lewis ever declare that Susan could never return to Narnia, and I've long thought that if he'd written a book soley about Susan's life after her siblings preceeded her into Aslan's Country it would have ended with her own return.
Comments from author:
Thank you. Yeah, it's not spelled out that Susan will never get back to Narnia, and maybe she will. In fact, I deliberately left it open in the story, and my Susan actually thinks she will get back. She's just come to terms with her life and is okay with it if she doesn't (which probably will help to get her back). I do come down on the side of Lewis not meaning her to get back, though.
Review By [ReadsaLot] • Date [25 Sep 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from celebrindal
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Oh, this was lovely. I totally agree with you about Lewis' treatment of Susan. With the religious overtones, it always struck me as "Wear makeup and act like an independent woman and you're going to Hell!" I'm a bit sensitive to things like that, but I'm so glad you gave Su a happy ending. And the crossover was well done--you write Giles splendidly. :)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [celebrindal] • Date [6 Sep 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Geyer
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I like this ficlet very much. The portrayal of Susan is very nice. It's only natural that she would retain the bearing and skills of a queen. Thanks for bringing the two worlds together.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Geyer] • Date [15 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Past Donor)Joyful
Review:
I always hated how Susan was treated in The Last Battle. The way Lewis writes her, trying too hard to be a grown-up, and then at the end, nobody addresses the fact that she's the lown survivor. She just gets forgotten about.
Comments from author:
Yeah, I could never believe how easily Lucy, Peter, and Edmund just write her off at the end, as though she doesn't even matter to them anymore.
Review By [(Past Donor)Joyful] • Date [15 Aug 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ShyBob
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I liked it! The piece has a nice flow, and the crossover aspect works well specifically because it seems natural and unforced.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [ShyBob] • Date [15 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Bugeyedmonster
Review:
Yeah! I love what you did with Susan. I sometimes got the feeling Lewis didn't like adult women very much.

(^_^)/
BEM
Comments from author:
Thank you! He certainly didn't like even the slightest hint of worldliness, did he?
Review By [Bugeyedmonster] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from AngusH
Review:
Very nicely done. I think I agree with you about Susan, in one sense the whole idea of living out half a life-time and then returning is totally strange. I always hoped for a suitably happy ending.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I can't think of a happier ending for Susan than that she had a long and happy life.
Review By [AngusH] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from caissana
Review:
I love the story...only wish it was longer :)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [caissana] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
good
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
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