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Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from breve
i kept waiting to see how this pans out and now there's a whole other story to read :)
i wasn't sure i'd enjoy a story that was cordy-centred, but i love this story/series.
Comments from author:
Actually two stories (vol2 of this one and Key to the Stars, which picks up the Dawn/Joyce/Faith story).

Thanks for the review - glad you're enjoying it so far and hope you like the rest.
Review By [breve] • Date [6 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "...And Sometimes the Bear Gets You" from breve
i had to review mid-chapter cos i'm beyond excited to see hailey get her comeuppance!
loving this story so far...the longer the better :)
short stories are only good if the story is crap or badly written, and this one is awesome on both fronts
Comments from author:
It won't be too much of a come-uppance, but it will certainly open her eyes.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [breve] • Date [2 Sep 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Hunters and Hunted" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
eaten by demon rats?....poor guards
tough decision B made in regards of the plane just a shame it wasn't enough
nearly gotten eaten by a lioness.....poor Cordy...
good they are out of Somalia now.
Comments from author:
It was rather a nasty way to go...
Buffy did try, in spite of her own conscience, but yes, it wasn't nearly enough.
Cordy seems to attract teeth and claws.
Out of Somalia and into the fire (but you'll have to see the next volume for that)

Thanks for the review
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [10 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Dreams and Nightmares" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Before I dive back into the story, I wanted to say something.

When I was reading the section of story featuring Cadet Hailey I couldn't help but feel you were being a little hard on the girl...then I happened to watch the SG:SG1 episode where the good cadet first turned up.

I'd forgotten what an obnoxious little so'n'so she was in that first episode. I think you were quite justified to have Carter rip her a new one even worse than she did in the series.

So on with the doubt the WC is going to feel the Wrath of the Slayer girls!

Comments from author:
Cadet Hailey will learn her lesson and she was indeed truly obnoxious first time around.

The Watchers will indeed learn the meaning of the word "wrath".

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [9 Jul 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from tuikie
Another great (and continuing) story in this series. Excellent decision to split the storyline (though I imagine this multiplies your workload), the difference in storylines, specifically in tempo was starting to shift focus from (for me) the main Cordelia-storyline. As nothing is ever perfect, again I rate it with a nine.
Comments from author:
Glad you enjoyed the story. Given the radically different settings and characters, there was really no choice but to split. Hope you enjoy both Key to the Stars and Vol 2 of this one.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [tuikie] • Date [24 May 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from HMaxMarius
One word... delivered in best Will Smith/MIB style...


You've got more than a bit of the Tom Clancy gene in you...

Of course at nearly a half-million words just for this story you've got a touch of JKRowling as well ;)

I am officially addicted to your AU! Looking forward to the next installments (and I'll be tracking once I've caught up with you!)

****Response to author comment**** I LOVED the length! It feels like I'm reading a professionally published novel (speaks well to the editing quality you've acheived as well). A well written Loooong fanfic is definitely a guilty pleasure!
Comments from author:
Thanks for the review - glad you're enjoying the series so far, length notwithstanding. It all started with a one-shot, then grew out of control - sort of like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors...
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [14 May 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Encounters - Welcome and Unwelcome (Part One)" from JonnWolfe
I usually wait till the end of the story to say something, but with the length of this... well, it isn't practical.

My inner fanboy is screaming in delight, because this is the most fantastic series I've read. Loving every bit of it, and am completely impressed by your writing style.

You're getting a rec as soon as I clear one. Can you rec a series? Hmmm...

At any rate, major kudos to you!
Comments from author:
Glad you've enjoyed the series so far - hope you continue to like the rest.

Many thanks for the enthusiastic review.
Review By [JonnWolfe] • Date [3 May 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Angels of Death... And an Instrument of the Devil" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
good they caught that Wolfram team in the act
nice way how they got free and I hope the girl doesn't become trouble
Comments from author:
With the Slayers' Assembly (and its growing connections) Wolfram and Hart are up against a much more formidable enemy than Angel and his gang could ever hope to be.

Nadifa is only a sadly abused 10 or 11 year-old child - not going to be a danger to anyone.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [12 Apr 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Encounters - Welcome and Unwelcome (Part Three)" from annararen
I was re-reading the story, and one question popped in my head.

Demon Fire... How did the council found out about this poison and cure? How many Slayers did they kill just to test the poison? How many more died to find the antidote?

So.. how did this go?

Poison Slayer... see if antidote works.. Slayer dies... get new Slayer... repeat until someone comes with the brilliant idea: kill a slayer by draining her blood, store blood until next Slayer is found, poison her, then try the Slayer blood as an antidote?

Then there's the cruciamentum drug...

How many Slayers were experimented upon?

The Council's actions s are monstrous.

Anyway..... Your stories are very entertaining even when re-read multiple times!
Thank you for writing and sharing!
Comments from author:
I didn't really think too much about the mechanism, but developing the Cruciamentum drug must have required quite a sophisticated knowledge of what makes a Slayer work, both physically and mystically. It makese sense that Demon Fire would have been developed from the knowledge gained at this point. Under normal circumstances, of course, there wouldn't have been a cure (only one Slayer alive at a time).

Thanks for re-reading and for the review - glad you're still enjoying the series.
Review By [annararen] • Date [7 Mar 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from GraysonPaladin
Know it's probably a bit late but one other thing about the other branches getting a foot hold in the SGC. The moment Stargate Command starts building ships, the Navy is going to want to take over that part, which by tradition and training they rightfully should.
Comments from author:
This might well happen, or at least to the extent of some joint crewing. It's a while down the line, however.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [GraysonPaladin] • Date [6 Feb 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Fortunes of War" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
rofl..she let the CIA guy look like a rookie :)
nice work with the camp, I just hope Cordy doesn't take it to hard.
should I feel sorry now for Cordy or her captors
Comments from author:
In fairness, no ordinary human is a match for a Slayer in her natural night-time environment, and especially not one with Special Forces training on top of her gifts.

As for the camp? She'll very quickly get over it - being captured and seeing your buddy murdered tends to have that effect...

As for who you should feel sorry for? You'll soon find out!

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [25 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Just Dropping In" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
nice how Cordy handled that para :)
and I wonder what Cordy has found there at the end with those 2 guys.
Comments from author:
I would say the para got off rather easily. Bruised and battered, but not permanently maimed...

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [25 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Arrivals and Departures" from (Recent Donor)Hawklan
sending Wesley to Tehran??? ouch ......and I don't want to be in the Chases skin if Cordy gets her
hands on them :)
Comments from author:
I think Wesley is getting off lightly, all things considered!

It'll be a while yet, but Cordy will eventually catch up with her so-called parents.

Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Hawklan] • Date [22 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Just Dropping In" from (Current Donor)CaptainBoulanger
Great story so far. Though of course any paratrooper would have thought of "A Bridge Too Far" or possibly "The Longest Day" rather than some of the movies mentioned...
Comments from author:
Not sure an American paratrooper would have thought of a "Bridge too Far" - it was largely about a British operation, but I'd completely forgotten about the Longest Day. Thanks for the review.
Review By [(Current Donor)CaptainBoulanger] • Date [1 Dec 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Home And Other War Zones" from maxthehobbit
Glad you made Glory more of a God type enemy. I mean a God should be close to undefeatable and ruthless like you have made her. You also made this more realistic than most writers with deaths happening quite frequently. You really make your original characters interesting and believable, very good job on that. What amazes me the most is the way you portray Cordelia, especially her relationship with Buffy and Willow. Truthfully I never liked Cordy on Buffy, but she had a much better part on Angel, but you have brought her up almost to Buffy status. If you had been writing for the show ... it might not have ended because SMG got tired of it, Cordy just could have taken over the main role with SMG more in the executive role dealing with the HGC, SGC, Slayer business etc. like your story. No doubt now that this is the best series I have ever read and it has Cordy as the main character, just amazes me. You get another rec from me for this great story. Thanks for writing this and I know I'll enjoy the rest of this series.
Comments from author:
The canon Glory was a little too weak. Mine won't exactly be undefeatable, but she's already inflicted quite a price in dead good guys and injured (in Willow's case permanently) Scoobies. It never quite made sense that the gang - aside from Buffy - would remain unscathed for most of seven seasons, especially given the amateurish way they tended to fling themselves into fights.

As for Cordy, she wasn't very likeable on Buffy - though more in-your-face honest than most of the Scoobies. In Angel, circumstances made her change. In my story, there's a whole raft of differences: an abusive childhood, never meeting Angel in LA, running foul of a Vengeance Demon, being called upon by the SGC to help out with the Initiative aftermath, discovering she was a Slayer and Buffy's sister... That's too much not to have a major effect on someone's character.

Glad you're enjoying it - hope you like the others in the series. Thanks for the review.
Review By [maxthehobbit] • Date [10 Oct 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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